CYBER-PERFORMANCE AS A NEW MEDIA ART: PRAXIS AND ONTHOLOGY
Text topic: Globalization and Intermediality
Text author: Лидија Цветић
This text analyses the relation between the world of reality and the world of illusion in the frame of global dominance of cyber culture through transformation of one of the forms of performing arts praxis into a new media art praxis. Classical theatre has gone a long way from breaking traditional forms through introductions of new technologies into live performances to a total transformation on the Internet. This opened up the problem of the theatrical performance happening here and now and the performance using only the human body i.e. the live image (separating this praxis from all other art forms). After the key intervention has been made with essential determination of the theatre by transferring the theatre as a means of communication into a cyber space, this theory has found itself in a slippery field of interpretation and critical approach to its new ontology. This text just opens some of the questions without offering explicit convictions, and it does not give a rounded opinion on the topic since the modern art problematics, whose specific sphere enables introduction of polemics about the new media, develops like an IT network without a possibility for a reliable foundation or casting full light onto its functioning.