The Rise of the Virtual Performance and the Transformation of the Audience-Actor Relationship

Bo Xu
2021 Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education (ICADCE 2021)   unpublished
The COVID-19 epidemic has accelerated the evolution of human artistic performance from the real environment to the virtual space. In this remediation process, the performance space has completed the transition from physical to virtual, and the body of both audience and performer has experienced the digital transformation. Furthermore, the development has led to a profound change in the audience-actor relationship. By multidimensional examination in theory and case study, this paper argues that
more » ... he change of audience-actor relationship makes the audience freer to watch and participate in the performance; the traditional "fourth wall" formed by aesthetic distance also ceased to exist; simultaneously, the decentralization of power brought by digital justice makes the traditional theatre social class disintegrate.
doi:10.2991/assehr.k.210813.030 fatcat:nomljvr5pvblrd7u4b5yuhzocq