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Transfiguration, disruption de l'ob-scène et engendrement des corps : les scènes contemporaines comme lieu de fabrique des origines

Abstract : Based on an approach which is both scenic, aesthetical, poïetical, theatrical, as well as anthropological, philosophical, and socio-political, my dissertation examines the processes of transfiguration, of the disruption of the ‘ob-scene / ob-stage’ (i.e. hidden from the stage), and of the engendering of bodies in Romeo Castellucci’s, Lisbeth Gruwez’s, and Kris Verdonck’s respective works. It explores the major orientations of a stage regarded as the place where origins are being crafted. The various creations of these artists open up, on the one hand, on a reflexion about the origins of bodies and their gestation, about the prohibition of seeing, and, on the other hand, on experimentations with the way representation can be transgressed, thereby deconstructing both the body and the viewer’s gaze. My dissertation also scrutinizes the way creation occurs through gleaning, tinkering, or crafting, as well as the issues of birth figuration, whilst reconsidering the body as a crucible, shaped and moulded by the artists in their creations. It seeks to highlight the quest of origins in contemporary creations, the cross-disciplinarity, encounters, frictions and resonances, a fertile dialogue between arts and disciplines, theatrical art, stage writing, dance, happening, opera, film projection, mapping, digital art, robotics, transhumanism, and fine arts. Last, but not least, whilst interrogating the body and the corporality, the shape and the shapeless, appearance and disappearance, metamorphosis, evanescence and transcendance, my research enhances the mutation processes on contemporary stages.
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Amandine Mercier. Transfiguration, disruption de l'ob-scène et engendrement des corps : les scènes contemporaines comme lieu de fabrique des origines. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019UPHF0012⟩. ⟨tel-03369125⟩



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