Stumbling in the dark: Facets of sensory perception and Robert Wilson's 'H.G.' installation

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Abstract

The ways in which we receive and perceive what we taste, hear, touch, and smell all serve as potential resources for our understanding of an artistically mediated event. Though some modes of perception are more usually associated with the visual than the performing arts, the development of forms of Live Art has begun to challenge our understanding of how the conventions of theatricalizing experience can be modulated. Using methodologies drawn from a phenomenological perspective, Stephen Di Benedetto here examines the way in which Robert Wilson's installation, H.G., presented at the Clink, near London Bridge, in 1995, triggered a journey in sensory perception for its spectators, and served as an exemplar of the ways in which the full range of sensory resources can be 'theatrically' deployed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-284
Number of pages12
JournalNew Theatre Quarterly
Volume17
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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