[NetBehaviour] 'Kinetic Atmospheres' now published

Johannes Birringer Johannes.Birringer at brunel.ac.uk
Thu Dec 2 19:09:01 UTC 2021

dear all:

May I also please invite you to share my joy in the publication of my new book --
"Kinetic Atmospheres: Performance and Immersion," it is out now... (Routledge also makes a discount code available.) 

It was completed just as the pandemic went under way and awareness of the climate catastrophes became much stronger. I trust the book will be of interest to anyone who cares about theatre, dance, the performing and media arts, programming, design etc  in contemporary environments of elemental experience..

Here’s a brief résumé:

This book offers a deeply experiential pragmatic study of performance environments, here defined at unstable, emerging, and multisensational atmospheres, open to interactions and travels in augmented virtualities. The writings challenge common assumptions about embodiment and the digital, exploring and refining artistic research into physical movement behavior, gesture, sensing perception, cognition, and trans-sensory hallucination. 
If landscapes are autobiographical, and atmospheres prompt us to enter blurred lines of a "forest knowledge," where light, shade, and darkness entangle us in foraging mediations of contaminated diversity, then such sensitization to elemental environments requires a focus on processual interaction. Provocative chapters probe various types of performance scenarios and immersive architectures of the real and the virtual. They break new ground in analyzing an extended choreographic – the building of hypersensorial scenographies that include a range of materialities as well as bodily and metabodily presences. Foregrounding his notion of kinetic atmospheres, the author intimates a technosomatic theory of dance, performance, and ritual processes, while engaging in a vivid cross-cultural dialogue with some of the leading digital and theatrical artists worldwide. 

For an overview of its contents, please go to www.routledge.com/9780367632618

With regards

Johannes Birringer
London & Houston
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