Rich Video, Poor Video: Intermedial Greek Tragedy

Peter A. Campbell
2010 Body, Space & Technology Journal  
In this paper, I propose a shift in Jerzy Grotwoski's theatrical 'new testament.' I argue not for the elimination of media on stage but instead for Poor Video, which I define as the conscious use of video and media that forces a perspective change for the audience, an intermedial effect, making them aware of the presence of technology in their art, their representation, and their lives. I use examples from my own work as a writer/director to illustrate how Poor Video can be useful in creating
more » ... seful in creating the kinds of presence and awareness that Grotowski thought unique to the theatrical event.
doi:10.16995/bst.102 fatcat:hopbo72y7rh2pi3hk4sou5ngm4