The Sensible Stage (Book)

Staging and the Moving Image

Exploring the use of live performance and the moving image in contemporary art practice, The Sensible Stage brings together essays that examine how elements from theater and cinema are integrated into art, often in order to question the boundaries and mediations between the body and the image. Opening with a discussion between prominent philosopher Alain Badiou and Elie During, this book offers a unique mixture of theoretical, creative and discursive reflections on the meeting of stage and screen. This revised and expanded edition includes two new chapters that offer an updated look at how these ideas continue to develop in contemporary art practice.

Category: Performing Arts

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The Sensible Stage is a collection of essays exploring the use of live performance and moving image in contemporary art practice. It engages with a global phenomenon in which elements from theatre and cinema are integrated into art as forms of archive, questioning the concept of materiality and undermining the boundaries between what we understand as ‘live’ or ‘mediated’, the ‘body’ or the ‘image’. Opening with a discussion between prominent philosopher Alain Badiou and Elle During, this book is grounded in the practice it analyses, bringing together a unique mixture of theoretical, creative and discursive reflections on the meeting of stage and screen. This expanded edition is an updated, in-depth insight into this highly important development in contemporary art practice, and contains revised material from the previous publication as well as two original chapters.

Bridget Crone is a curator, writer, and lecturer in visual cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Introduction
Bridget Crone
 
A Theatre of Operations: A Discussion between Alain Badiou and Elie During
Alain Badiou and Elie During
 
Performer, Audience, Mirror: Cinema, Theatre and the Idea of the Live 
Ian White
 
'Je suis photographe': Figures of Cinematic Narrators
Vanessa Desclaux
 
Spectators, Obejects and Infrastructures: A Discussion between Dan Kidner and Bridget Crone
Dan Kidner and Bridget Crone
 
Treatise on Movement 
Beatrice Gibson
 
Moving Poses / Arresting Feeling: Jimmy Robert's "L'Education Sentimental"
Dominic Andrew Paterson
 
Between the Body and Object the Voice Appears: Yael Davids' "Learning to Imitate" and "Learning to Imitate in Absentia"
Lisa Panting
 
The Subject in Process: Material Equations in the Work of Carolee Schneemann and Annabel Nicolson 
Lucy Reynolds
 
Working Songs: 'yes to the connection between voice and audience'
Anne-Sophie Dinant
 
The Gesture of the Muted Voice: Cara Tolmie's "Myriad Mouth Line"
Mason Leaver-Yap
 
The Divided Stage: Splitting the Dialectics of Performance
Pil and Galia Kollectiv
 
Notes Towards a Sensible Stage
Bridget Crone
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