Re: [-empyre-] sense of place in digital space....
dear martin and Marie-Claude and the list:
I hope you do not mind if I continue this thread a bit...
for I am fascinated by issues of
self-in-space and relation-to-the-other
but don't want to bore you [plural]
one thing I find particularly interesting is
tied in with the reality that
we all perceive much more than we notice
by this I mean that
the raw sensual/sensory inputs
which we encounter/take-in
are filtered by our "minds"
so that we are not overwhelmed by
noticing too much...
all the inputs *do* seem to be retained
at least in the individual's unconscious
what I want to say by this, is that the presence
of the "other" did not play in that case an important
role, the layer of perception was the "sensational"
live-experience, all elements at once.
I guess that I would argue that
the grande dame from danse
might not have *noticed*
but that on some level she did *perceive*
the physical relations between the things
which the performers interacted with
the media [...] displositif
(which I understand to mean "devices"??)
[thus implying the performers themselves
as embedded in a physical context]
and the performers [the "others" for her]
and the images and sounds and so on resulting...
it just took her unconscious a while
to "chew on"
and to integrate
and to make sense of
that the notion or let us say the sense of place
does not play an important role, for us in the
construction of our last performance works
but I would argue that
this is an inescapable part of
your being humans...
it is impossible for
either a "viewer of"
or a "performer of"
or a "composer" of
to escape their cognitions being embedded
in a sense of place
at least on the unconscious level
I would totally agree with Marie-Claude that
there is more than two spaces [...] there
is many spaces and virtual space is one of them
enough of this...
I must go home and paint bookshelves <grin/>
hope this wasn't *too* boring
Jeff Sonstein, Assistant Professor
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