Opera, testo, esecuzione nelle arti performative

Michela Garda


The traditional concept of work of art is articulated in three dimensions: work, text, and performance. Working on the recent musicological and aesthetical literature, the first part of the article highlights the relationship with time, from the point of view of the work (memory) and from that of the performance (flagrancy). In the second part, the conflict between both concurrent paradigms (text and performance) is reworked by means of analyzing performing arts like theater and sonic poetry. Adopting Alfred Gell’s concept of distributed object the act of performance together with its material traces is understood as social mediation of individual, historical agency.


work; text; performing arts; transitional object; distributed object

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-14093

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