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Title: The audience experience : interpreting mystifying performance
Author: Berard, Carlota
ISNI:       0000 0004 2671 2639
Awarding Body: University of Exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 2008
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I have undertaken former studies and practice as a visual artist, in creation (poi sis), creative expression (expression creatrice) and expressive art therapy (art therapie expressive). My previous research on the multi-disciplinary performance, of Sergei Diaghilev's ballet. Petrushka that represents one example of the Russian Commedia dell'Arte masked tradition, awoke an interest in creating a form of performance art that aimed to mystify the audience by diverse forms of concealment or masking during the performance. This thesis is concerned with the audience experience of interpreting mystifying performance art. My research will be approached by applying the Gadamerian practical philosophy of hermeneutics i.e. interpretation through a dialogue or conversation, which involves question and answer, in order to achieve an understanding. I will conclude with the idea that understanding, in hermeneutical terms and as a result of an interpretation, seems to appear not definitive. The implication of this idea questions if there is such thing as understanding a mystifying performance art?
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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