Theatre of the Mind: Spectators and Installation in H. G. by Robert Wilson, London 1995 Cover Image

Theatre of the Mind: Spectators and Installation in H. G. by Robert Wilson, London 1995
Theatre of the Mind: Spectators and Installation in H. G. by Robert Wilson, London 1995

Author(s): Imre Zoltán
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: TARTU ÜLIKOOLI KIRJASTUS

Summary/Abstract: [...] Analysing Robert Wilson’s installation, H. G., taking place in the semi-darkness of the vaults below the medieval Clink Prison, London, in 1995, I will demonstrate some of the methods and means with which the traditionally passive strategy of the spectator’s perception can be transformed into a (self)creative, (self)reflective, and performative process by the mechanism of a postmodern installation. In order to show that mechanism, I re-structure the territory of H. G. through Erving Goffman’s treatise on regions (Goffman 1959); re-construct its working method through Frederic Jameson’s notion of postmodern installation (Jameson 1991); and re-focus its main themes through Elinore Fuchs’s concept of Presence and Absence (Fuchs 1985).[...]

  • Issue Year: VII/2002
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 246-262
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English