Virtual Theatres: An Introduction by Gabriella Giannachi (Author)
The first full-length book of its kind to offer an investigation of the interface between theatre, performance and digital arts, Virtual Theatres presents the theatre of the twenty-first century in which everything – even the viewer – can be simulated.
In this fascinating volume, Gabriella Giannachi analyzes the aesthetic concerns of current computer-arts practices through discussion of a variety of artists and performers including:
* blast Theory
* Merce Cunningham
* Eduardo Kac
* forced entertainment
* Lynn Hershman
* Jodi Orlan
* Guillermo Gómez-Peña
* Marcel-lí Antúnez Roca
* Jeffrey Shaw
Virtual Theatres not only allows for a reinterpretation of what is possible in the world of performance practice, but also demonstrates how ‘virtuality’ has come to represent a major parameter for our understanding and experience of contemporary art and life.
About the Author
Gabriella Giannachi is lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Lancaster, where her specialist areas include hypertextual, digital and virtual performance practice. She is the co-editor (with Mary Luckhurst) of On Directing (1999) and co-author (with Nick Kaye) of Staging the Post Avant-Garde (2002).