Monitoring [A Doll's House]

Date created: 
2012-11-26
Identifier: 
etd7608
Keywords: 
Postdramatic theatre
Performative installation
Performativity
Character
Indviduation and milieu
Presence
Abstract: 

Monitoring [A Doll’s House] is a performance-installation that sits somewhere between theatre and visual art. The project consists of three scheduled theatrical performances (based on Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House) and an installation with performances transmitted through Skype. It testifies to a continued interest in notions of distance and privacy as well as everyday surveillance. As defined in the context of my research on presence in theater performances, it investigated the interrelation between presence and absence, by exploring the distances that exist between various elements of the performance: the distances between the actors and their characters, the actors and the audience and the 'time of the play' and the 'time of the performance'. Using Gilbert Simmondon’s idea of individuation and milieu, the project explored liminality in the presence of the performance. Featuring seven actors who were performing four main characters from Ibsen’s play, the project examines the construction of character through the audience’s perception and actors’ embodiment.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
Rights: 
Copyright remains with the author. The author granted permission for the file to be printed and for the text to be copied and pasted.
File(s): 
Video 01: Monitoring [A Doll’s House], Performance Video, Pegah Tabassinejad, 4 cameras, 01:00:49 hr., 2012.
Video 02 (file#1): Monitoring [A Doll’s House], Installation Video#1 (Actors), Pegah Tabassinejad, 03:52:07 hr., 2012.
Video 02 (file#2): Monitoring [A Doll’s House], Installation Video#1 (Actors), Pegah Tabassinejad, 03:52:07 hr., 2012.
Video 02 (file#3): Monitoring [A Doll’s House], Installation Video#1 (Actors), Pegah Tabassinejad, 03:52:07 hr., 2012.
Video 04: Monitoring [A Doll’s House], Installation Video #2 (The Whole view), Pegah Tabassinejad, 01:07:09 hr., 2012.
etd7608_PTabassinejad_supp_006.mp4
Senior supervisor: 
Steven Hill
Department: 
Communication, Art & Technology: School for the Contemporary Arts
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.F.A.
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