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Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance (Arts Future Book) Nathaniel Stern

Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance (Arts Future Book)

Nathaniel Stern

Published August 5th 2013
ISBN : 9781780240091
Paperback
304 pages
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What is interactive art? Is this a genre? A medium? An art movement? Must a work be physically active to be classified as such, or do we interact when we sense and make sense? Is a switch-throw or link-click enough - I do this, and that happens - orMoreWhat is interactive art? Is this a genre? A medium? An art movement? Must a work be physically active to be classified as such, or do we interact when we sense and make sense? Is a switch-throw or link-click enough - I do this, and that happens - or must subjects and objects be confused over time? Is interaction multiple in its engagements (relational), or a one-to-one reaction (programmed)? Are interactive designs somehow more democratic and individualized than others, or is that merely a commercial strategy to sell products and ideas?This book argues that interactive art frames moving-thinking-feeling as embodiment- the body is addressed as it is formed, and in relation. Interactive installations amplify how the bodys inscriptions, meanings, and matters unfold out, while the worlds sensations, concepts, and matters enfold in. Interactive artwork creates situations that enhance, disrupt, and alter experience and action in ways that call attention to our varied relationships with and as both structure and matter.Nathaniel Sterns inspirational book, Interactive Art and Embodiment, outlines how new media has the ability to intervene in, and challenge, not only the construction of bodies and identities, but also the ongoing and emergent processes of embodiment, as they happen. It includes immersive descriptions of a significant number of interactive artworks and over 40 colour images.The theorists, artists, practitioners and curators discussed in this text include Brian Massumi, Christiane Paul, Sarah Cook, Beryl Graham, Kelli Fuery, Theodore Watson, William Kentridge, Char Davies, Stelarc, Janet Cardiff, Carlo Zanni, Tero Saarinen, Karen Barad, Daniel Rozin, Richard Schechner, Nicole Ridgway, Rebecca Schneider, Annie Sprinkle, Karen Finley, VALIE EXPORT, The Guerrilla Girls, Tegan Bristow, Brian Knep, Anna Munster, Zach Lieberman, Golan Levin, Simon Penny, Camille Utterback, Jean-Luc Nancy, The Millefiore Effect, Nick Crossley, Mathieu Briand, Scott Snibbe, David Rokeby, José Gil, Erin Manning, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, and Norah Zuniga ShawContentsAcknowledgmentsSeries ForewordIntroduction: Art PhilosophyChapter 1: Digital is as Digital DoesChapter 2: The Implicit Body as PerformanceChapter 3: A Critical Framework for Interactive ArtChapter 4: Body-LanguageChapter 5: Social-AnatomiesChapter 6: Flesh-SpaceChapter 7: Implicating Art WorksIn Production: Companion ChapterBibliographyIndex