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Being There - XR Performance at PQ23

Fergusson-Baugh, Cat



This article presents a personal, critical reflection on the XR work presented at PQ23 that explores virtual aesthetics, emergent cognitive paradigms and their impact on the art-function of performance. The discussion considers the impact and potential of XR forms for managing this 'art-function' at the point of live encounter. I will consider critical frameworks that explore the psycho/physical impact of VR on the user (Popat and Thomas and Glowacki) and phenomenological approaches that aim to disrupt the political limitations of normative presentations of 'possibility' (Escobar, Grosz, Ahmed) in order to develop a framework within which work presented at PQ23 might be examined.


Fergusson-Baugh, C. (in press). Being There - XR Performance at PQ23. Theatre and performance design, 10(1-2),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 10, 2024
Deposit Date Apr 11, 2024
Journal Theatre and performance Design
Print ISSN 2332-2551
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 1-2
Keywords theatre, scenography, Prague Quadrennial, XR, technology, performance design
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