How did the concept of the avant-garde come into existence? How did it impact on the performing arts? How did the avant-garde challenge the artistic establishment and avoid the pull of commercial theatre, gallery and concert-hall circuits? How did performance artists respond to new technological developments? Placing key figures and performances in their historical, social and aesthetic context, GA¼nter Berghaus offers an accessible introduction to post-war avant-garde performance. Written in a clear, engaging style, and supported by text boxes and illustrations throughout, this volume explains the complex ideas behind avant-garde art and evocatively brings to life the work of some of its most influential performance artists. Covering hot topics such as multi-media and body art performances, this text is essential reading for students of theatre studies and performance.Jordan, Tim, Cyberpower: TheCulture andPoliticsof Cyberspaceandthe Internet ( London: Routledge, 1999). Kinder, Marsha, Playing with ... Lunenfeld, Peter, Snap to Grid: A Usera#39;s Guide to Digital Arts, Media, and Culture (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000). Lunenfeld, Peter (ed.) ... Nichols, Bill, a#39;The Work of Culture in the Age of Cybernetic Systemsa#39;, Screen 29:1 (Winter 1988), 22a46. Oa#39;Rourke, Karen (ed.)anbsp;...
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