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Videogames as digital audiovisual performance

d'Escrivan, Julio (2014) Videogames as digital audiovisual performance. In: xCoAx 2014 Proceedings of the Second Conference on Computation Communication Aesthetics and X Porto, Portugal. xcoax.org, pp. 248-259. ISBN 9789897460364

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Abstract

Video games are an ideal medium for creating a live-cinema experience because of their potential for cinematic narrative and open structure. "Performing digital media' as opposed to 'performing with digital media' or using digital media in performance, means to play the media like a musical instrument as much as possible. This is to be able to control and finely nuance the audiovisual and kinetic data stream through live manipulation and interaction on stage. This is, in a sense, to grant the performance an immediacy that belies remediation. This paper looks at recent instances in which the media itself is being performed and a similar audiovisual contract to that of cinema is being entered to by an audience. Thus, the performance or live event itself becomes a product of media technologies yet is indistinctly unified with them.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Audovisual performance, digital media, sound painting, video games
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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Depositing User: Julio D'Escrivan
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2014 11:28
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 10:51
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/21931

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