David Pledger: On Eavesdrop and New Media

Klich, Rosemary E. (2005) David Pledger: On Eavesdrop and New Media. Performance Paradigm Journal (1). (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Interview Rosemary Klich spoke to David Pledger about his work on Thursday 20 January 2005 at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. David Pledger is founding artistic director and producer of the Melbourne based, multifaceted company, Not Yet It’s Difficult (NYID). On his recent project, Eavesdrop, presented at the 2004 Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney Festivals, he collaborated with Executive Director of the i-Cinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research, Jeffrey Shaw, to produce a 360-degree cinematic landscape that invites the user to explore the scene before them from a podium-like user console. In a kind of purgatorial club, the characters share intimate conversations that explore certain moral, spiritual and psychological conditions, while the user/audience assumes a role that is both detective and director as s/he ‘eavesdrops’ on these interwoven stories. Described as ‘part game, part real-time filmmaking, part spectator sport, part magical realism’ (NYID), Eavesdrop expands the borders of the cinema screen and allows users to navigate their own path through the multi-narrative, multi-layered, theatrical terrain.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N Fine Arts
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theatre
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Rosemary Klich
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2008 12:43
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2014 09:54
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/7784 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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