Fac, ut ardeat cor meum : an experiment in listening to visual theatres

Pitrolo, Flora (2010) Fac, ut ardeat cor meum : an experiment in listening to visual theatres. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Moving within and across the fields of performance studies, aesthetics, and sound theory, this thesis is an attempt to complicate the diffused definition of 'visual theatre' by interrogating the image on stage through the medium and the metaphor of sound. Drawing on theories of the virtual, of the phonographic and of the inorganic, and keeping in the background the sound of Artaud's 'bass', this work seeks to address the sensual interstices of spectating and question how, within those interstices, meaning is made. Following a theoretical reflection which has Fred Moten and Mario Perniola as its main interlocutors, and which allows me to ground my discussion in a particular aesthetic-political space, I perform an audio-analysis of a piece of visual theatre, guiding the reader through the 'inner rattle' of Societas Raffaello Sanzio's 2006 performance Hey Girl! In conclusion I investigate how listening to an image can help open up other conversations regarding spectatorship and the senses and their importance and agitational potential which works and moves beyond the spectated image itself.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Supervisor's Name: Supervisor, not known
Date of Award: 2010
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2010-82369
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2021 14:42
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2021 14:43
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.82369
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/82369

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