Exploring the use of live performance and the moving image in contemporary art practice, The Sensible Stage brings together essays that examine how elements from theater and cinema are integrated into art, often in order to question the boundaries and mediations between the body and the image. Opening with a discussion between prominent philosopher Alain Badiou and Elie During, this book offers a unique mixture of theoretical, creative and discursive reflections on the meeting of stage and screen. This revised and expanded edition includes two new chapters that offer an updated look at how these ideas continue to develop in contemporary art practice.
'The Sensible Stage' is a collection of newly commissioned texts that explore the moving image in relation to performance, time and the event. It provides a series of individual proposals and speculations on the intersections of what might be termed 'live-ness' in moving image and performance art practices today.
The spirit and animation of the French Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain is celebrated in this collection of essays. It recognizes the legacy of Maritain's vision, i.e., the engagement of the ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas with the 20th century.