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Deceptive Arts. Machines, Magic, Media

Project leader: Giusy Pisano

The project "Deceptive Arts. Machines, Magic, Media" (2015-2017) offers to analyze technologies in the service of performing arts (theater, overview, cinema, radio, records, TV) in Europe and North America.

In the vast overview of technologies offered by several centuries of technique history, we will focus on sound and image devices aiming at unsettling the spectactor’s perception. Its originality lies in its intermedial approach ; in the importance given to sound devices ; in its wish to create a dialogue between theoricians and practitioners but overall in its methodological choice of magic as reference. All the corpus analyzed in this project will allow to examine the history of media according to everyone’s "technological cycle": magic moment (belief), magic mode (rhetoric), naturalization (magic become banal).

Labex Arts-H2H

The Laboratory of Excellence in Arts and Human Mediations is part of the “Investments for the future” program since 2011. As part of this program, its members conduct research following three main lines: situations, technologies, hybridization.

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