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Matter mattering: ‘Intra-activity’ in live media performance

Scott, JE 2015, 'Matter mattering: ‘Intra-activity’ in live media performance' , Body, Space & Technology Journal, 14 .

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This paper engages with Karen Barad’s (2007) notion of ‘intra-activity’ to argue for a discrete understanding of live media performance work. Its distinctive nature emerges through what Barad calls ‘intra-actions’, or ‘the mutual constitution of entangled agencies’ (2007: 33). In live media practice, the nature of such intra-actions is exposed, with the onstage ‘apparatus’ an intrinsic part of the ‘ongoing reconfigurings’ of the live media event (Barad, 2003: 818). In the ‘lively’ space generated through such events, matter is always in the process of ‘mattering’ (2003: 817).

Item Type: Article
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Body, Space & Technology Journal
Publisher: Brunel University
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1470-9120
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: JE Scott
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2015 12:23
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:01

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