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„Смъртта“ на „живите“ изкуства в дигиталната епоха?
The “death” of the live arts in the digital era?

Author(s): Joanna Spassova-Dikova
Subject(s): History, Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Recent History (1900 till today)
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The proposed text is part of a larger study of the dynamic processes in the performative arts in the era of rapid development of new technologies. The focus is on the performance live arts in the digital era, where liveness (Philip Auslander, 1999) vs. virtual in the age of digimodernism (Alan Kirby, 2009). These processes put a lot of questions about the future of mankind when live people might be replaced by robots, or even become themselves bio-robot hybrids. The latter pertains to the problem of live vs. digital, real vs. virtual, natural vs. artificial. The key word is hybridization, where we can talk about the “death” of the traditional live arts in their fight with the new technologies. Some modern and postmodern ideas about symbolical “deaths” of the Creator in the Creation are discussed.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 90-102
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English, Bulgarian