- inspired be early industrialisation, technology achievements, such as car, aeroplane etc, the youthful aspiration of a new generation of artists.
- Futurism is usually concidered withon the broader line
- Futurism is the complete ignoring, turning away from the past and only focusing to the future. It started from (Filippo Tommasi Marinetti was the guy who wrote the manifesto if futurism) Italy in the beginning of the 20th century. This was because Italy felt a strong oppressive weight of the past cultures.
- Futurists proposed to create art inspired and based on technology and industry.
- Futurist painting used elements of neo-impressionism and cubism to create compositions that expressed the idea of the dynamism, the energy and movement, of modern life. (http://www.tate.org.uk/learn/online-resources/glossary/f/futurism)
- Movement could be used as one of the keywords for futurism: movement as looking and moving forward, not stopping, but developing – a never ending progress. But also physical moving as speed what the technology now could offer, plus never ending progress movement which is speeded by the technology.
- vorticism is considered as a British futurism movement
- The vorticists were a British avant-garde group formed in London in 1914 with the aim of creating art that expressed the dynamism of the modern world
- vorticist painting combines cubism and and hard edged imagery derived from an urban environment and machines
1912 giacomo dinamisimo ni un al guinzaglio (dynamism of a dog on a leash) by Giacomo Balla
The reality of the “Machine Age” became real through WWI when all the firstly nice and positive machinery industry was used against another human being in masses for the first time.
Grotowski’s Poor Theatre
- Grotowski was a key figure of avant-garde theatre. His acting system has been considered as the greatest after Stanislavsky
- Poor theatre itself was a performance style where none or only a few props were used, the location didn’t have any requirements and everything relied on the actor.
- Poor theatre could be performed anywhere, it did not frame itself with conventions of traditional theatre, there was no stage as such, but rather a space in the centre of spectators
- Poor theatre used props transformation to other objects
- The lowest cost possible
- non-commercial theatre which didn’t compete with TV
- most of the performances were never actually performed, and those that were, had often very few spectators
- the term ‘paratheatre’ is often associated with Grotowski (para as beyond)
- Grotovski and the Poor theatre focused mainly on actor training and experimenting
- By gradually eliminating whatever proved superfluous, we found that theatre can exist without make-up, without autonomic costume and scenography, without a separate performance area (stage), without lighting and sound effects, etc. (Jerzy Grotowski, Towards a Poor Theatre, p.19). http://www.thedramateacher.com/poor-theatre-conventions/
Antonin Artaud – Body Without Organs: a scrisophenic view
have a look at: http://www.generation-online.org/p/fpdeleuze2.htm
Einsten on the beach 1975: http://www.operaleague.org/portals/0/bobbernardscorner/pdffiles/brainstorm.5.pdf
Walter Benjamin essay “The Work of Art in the Mechanical Age”
Blast Therory – can you see me now: a virtual/real game with some players physically on the streets catching virtual players in a virtual city which is an exact copy of the real city
S/N Dumb Type – a computer/technology drived performance aka digital performance in 1994 Japan