Live Audiovisual Performance and Documentation



The document is situated between the ephemerality of the moment and the possibility of its fixity. Ephemerality is key to live audiovisual performance, which we define as ‘art-moment’. The term ‘live audiovisual performance describes an event of sound and image manipulation. Besides being ephemeral, events of live audiovisual performance share other common features, such as the use of technology for production and exhibition and the dynamic participation of performers and audience. Each performance is part of a continuum of time, marked by other performances and encounters, which together form the contemporary artistic context, thus contributing to future possibilities. To further describe the interrelation between the artists performances and other actions, we will look at concepts of time in the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. The chapter proposes a theoretical structure to define live audiovisual performance based on a series of relations rather than hierarchies. This structure will provide the basis for the consideration of a number of issues about documentation.


Creative Process Community Gathering Performance Moment Artistic Expression Artistic Practice 
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