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|ISBN:||9781137019844 1137019840 9781137019837 1137019832|
|Description:||xix, 324 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Contributing artists and referenced work. Michael Morris (Joint Artistic Director of Artangel) : H.G., The missing voice (Case study B) ; Felix Barrett (Founder and Artistic Director of Punchdrunk) : Masque of the red death, The crash of the Elysium ; Bruce Gladwin (Artistic Director of Back to Back Theatre) : Soft, Small metal objects ; Christer Lundahl and Martina Seitl (Founders and Artistic Directors of Lundahl & Seitl) : Symphony of a missing room, Rotating in a room of moving images ; Silvia Mercuriali : Etiquette, And the birds fell from the sky ; Tassos Stevens (Co-founder and Co-director of Coney) : The gold-bug, A small town anywhere ; Samantha Holdsworth (Co-founder and Co-artistic Director of Nimble Fish) : The container, Re:bourne ; Punchdrunk Enrichment led by Pete Higgin (Enrichment Director) : Under the eiderdown, The uncommercial traveller ; Louise Ann Wilson : House, Fissure ; Bill Mitchell (Artistic Director) and Sue Hill (Associate Director of WildWorks) : Souterrain, The passion ; Adrian Howells : Foot Washing for the Sole, The Pleasure of Being : Washing, Feeding, Holding ; Tristan Sharps (Founder and Artistic Director of dreamthinkspeak) : Before I Sleep, The Rest Is Silence --
Introduction. Immersive Theatre ; An immersive inheritance : Modernism, Antonin Artaud and 'total theatres', Happenings and Environmental Theatre, Installation and intimacy, Immersive technologies, sensual technologies, Intimacy, involvement and communitas ; Immersive theatres : immediacy and intimacy today ; Immersion and interaction ; Presence as praesence ; The structure of Part One and Part Two --
Part 1. Defining Immersive Theatres. 1. Definitions and Details : Definitions ; Defining immersiveness, immersion, immersivity : Immersion, involvement and presence : Gaming Theory, Immersion, involvement and praesence : defining immersive theatre ; Gauging an immersive event ; 2. Features and Finer Details: A Scale of Immersivity. Central features of immersive practice ... ; ... Audience involvement, audience evolvement ; ... Sensual worlds: immediacy, intimacy and sensuality ; ... Space, place and praesence: site-inspired practice ; ... Immersive worlds: immersive environments and the environment ; The scale of immersivity ; 3. Immersive Perspectives. Immersive perspectives: feeling, form and function ; Immersive practice and experiential form: (syn)aesthetics ; Immersive perspectives: making-sense/sense-making ; Gilles Deleuze: `immanence' and the ludic logic of sense ; Kathryn Linn Geurts: embodied feeling, embodied knowing: `Seselelame' ; Immersive perspectives: the pleasures of the audience ; Umberto Eco and open works ; Jacques Ranciere's `emancipated spectator' ; Nicolas Bourriaud and relational aesthetics ; Immersive perspectives: the significance of space ; Juhani Pallasmaa: the sensuality of space ; Doreen Massey: the politics of space and place ; Gaston Bachelard: the poetics of space ; Immersive theatres: audience, space, duration, sensation --
Part 2. Immersion, Intimacy and Immediacy in Practice. Introduction ; Conversations one. Michael Morris of Artangel : Immersive theatres : intimacy, immediacy, transformation ; Felix Barrett of Punchdrunk : Immersive theatres : intimacy, immediacy, imagination ; Conversations two. Bruce Gladwin of Back To Back Theatre : The intimate (im)mediacy of sound ; Lundahl & Seitl : Challenging the (im)mediate interface ; Silvia Mercuriali : Immersive imaginations : the intimate and (im)mediate ; Conversations three. Tassos Stevens of Coney : Playing with(in) the 'what is' and 'what if' ; Samantha Holdsworth of Nimble Fish : Immersivity and cultural production : 'permission to play' ; Punchdrunk Enrichment : Immersion, enrichment and empowerment ; Conversations four. Louise Ann Wilson : Immersed in the environment : 'off the beaten track' ; Bill Mitchell and Sue Hill of WildWorks : Immersive communitas : space, place and people ; Conversations five. Adrian Howells : The epic in the intimate ; Tristan Sharps of dreamthinkspeak : The intimate in the epic --
Conclusion : Immersive Theatres.
'Machon's book provides a thorough, detailed exploration of "immersive" theater...Though Machon is expressive throughout, she is at her best when she uses a broad array of theoretical lenses - drawn