Asunción López-Varela Azcárate
This volume explores the impact of medial changes upon cultural production in general, and artistic objects in particular, contemplating the process from a socio-historical perspective. The collection looks at the relationship between the aesthetics of representation and the role of mediatization upon cultural practices. Thus, papers are interdisciplinary, combining cultural studies, comparative literature, intermedial studies, as well as performance studies, and varios forms of adaptation, from cinenma to online environments and virtual installations.
The central focus of the volume is the mediating role of storytelling in the constitution, confirmation and modification of cultural history. The collection of papers explores intermediality in performance, as it shifts the focus of artistic creativity from the fixed enduring completed and printed work to the volatile event. Thus, the volume moves beyond the dialogical intertextuality of text and the intermediality of text-image combinations towards the eventness and corporeality of performance.