The Sensible Stage (Book)
Staging and the Moving Image
This book examines how elements from theatre and cinema are integrated into art, in order to question the boundaries and mediations between the body and the image. Opening with a discussion between Alain Badiou and Elie During, this new edition offers a mixture of theoretical, creative and discursive reflections on the meeting of stage and screen.
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.
Alain Badiou and Elie During
Dan Kidner and Bridget Crone
Dominic Andrew Paterson
Pil and Galia Kollectiv