Intermediality Performance and Mediology of Theater Testing Sustainability - Alfonso Amendola, Vincenzo Del Gaudio - Vita e Pensiero - Articolo Vita e Pensiero

Intermediality Performance and Mediology of Theater Testing Sustainability

digital Intermediality Performance and Mediology of Theater Testing Sustainability
Articolo
rivista COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI
fascicolo COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2020 - 3. Saving the Planet Bit by Bit: Environmental Communication in the Digital Age
titolo Intermediality Performance and Mediology of Theater Testing Sustainability
Autori ,
Editore Vita e Pensiero
formato Articolo | Pdf
online da 01-2021
doi 10.26350/001200_000104
issn 0392-8667 (stampa) | 1827-7969 (digitale)
Scrivi un commento per questo prodotto
€ 6,00

Ebook in formato Pdf leggibile su questi device:

In the complex network of phenomena and practices related to the use and dissemination of digital media within the scenic and performative device that takes the name of intermediality performance, the issue of environmental sustainability is certainly central. In the performing arts, a particular sustainability model is negotiated and staged. First of all, just the particular conformation of the scenic medium that, since the advent of the cultural industry, becomes a space in which to think about technological obsolescence, and therefore about the sustainability of digital technologies, allows a close reflection on the themes of technology and environmental sustainability. Precisely for this reason, theater can be considered a sort of medium zombie, that is, as an obsolescent medium that continues its existence in the mediascape in different forms and continually reinvents itself, thus producing a sort of resistance to obsolescence itself in the name of a new model of sustainability. The theatrical show Black Clouds (2016) of the Belgian company Cie Artara, directed by Fabrice Murgia, is emblematic in this regard. The show focuses on the dark side of digital technology, in fact, it is set in a landfill where digital devices end up, which is populated by a guiding spirit that shows their decay, the difficulty of reuse and the substantial transformation into toxic waste. Black clouds shows the difficulty of producing a thought of sustainability through digital media where, in a materialistic perspective, they always turn out to be waste. But if on the one hand theater unmasks the flip side of digital media and their ambivalent relationship with the notion of sustainability (think, for example, of the often dramatic results of the production of our digital devices in Asia and Africa), on the other Contemporary intermediality performances produce new models of sustainability both on the technological level and on that of the shared imagination. In this regard, another paradigmatic show is interesting: Fra’ Diavolo (2017) directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti for which the entire scenography was produced by the WASP company with special 3D printers loaded with a corn paste, so that it can be re-compacted and reused once it has stopped being useful. The peculiarity of the scenography produced by WASP is that it is at the center of a dialectic between sustainability of materials and the lack of sustainability of the production process, showing how in reality, behind a thought of sustainability there is always a dark side made of garbage and waste. Finally, within the production of contemporary digital performances and online performances, it is possible to isolate notions and practices of sustainability whose foundation is the production of political performance with digital media coming out of the scenic space to invade the urban space. Thus producing pockets of awareness and social resistance.

keywords

Sustainability performance; ecology of performance; obsolescence; zombie media; Murgia; Barberio Corsetti.

Biografia degli autori

Università degli Studi di Salerno – alfamendola@unisa.it; vdelgaudio@unisa.it

News

02.05.2022
I nostri eventi al Salone del Libro 2022
Dal 19 al 23 maggio saremo al Salone Internazionale del libro di Torino: vi aspettiamo al Pad. 2 stand L69 per tanti eventi e grandi ospiti.
20.05.2022
Rosina vince il Premio Atlante al Salone del libro
"Crisi demografica. Politiche per un paese che ha smesso di crescere" vince il Premio Atlante della Fondazione del Circolo dei lettori di Torino.
16.05.2022
La convergenza di interessi dietro la strage di Capaci
A trent'anni dalla strage di Capaci, vi proponiamo un estratto dal libro "Mafia. Fare memoria per combatterla" del giudice Antonio Balsamo.
16.05.2022
Charles de Foucauld, il santo del deserto
In occasione della canonizzazione, vi proponiamo due titoli - di Sequeri e d'Ors - per approfondire la figura di Charles de Foucauld.

Newsletter

* campi obbligatori

Collane

  • Cultura e storia
  • Filosofia morale
  • Grani di senape
  • Le nuove bussole
  • Metafisica e storia della metafisica
  • Pagine prime
  • Punti
  • Relazioni internazionali e scienza politica.ASERI
  • Sestante
  • Studi interdisciplinari sulla famiglia
  • Temi metafisici e problemi del pensiero antico
  • Transizioni
  • Varia. Saggistica
  • Scopri le altre Collane