Matthew Causey

Matthew Causey
Trinity College Dublin | TCD · School of Drama, Film and Music

PhD (Stanford), MA (NYU), BFA (CalArts)

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Theatre Journal's 1999 special issue on "Theatre and Technology" serves as a useful starting point for a consideration of the significant changes taking place in theatre and performance of current postdigital culture. This essay briefly considers the ontological questions and identity issues that arose during the introduction of media and digital s...
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Now that the shock of the virtual and the rise of our avatars and digital doubles has subsided toward a ‘new-normal’ of computational interference in all areas of life, it is an advantageous moment to reflect on the passage through the virtual and back to the real. As we live within a technologically immersed world, there is a desire and need to re...
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The questioning guiding this chapter is not a matter of aesthetics, that is, what technology is most seductive or attractive to watch, which projection narrates the story most accurately, or how the interface illustrates the concepts underlying the practice. Rather it is an attempt at a grounding theory of the culture that for many people exists in...
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Theatre and Performance in Digital Culture examines the recent history of advanced technologies, including new media, virtual environments, weapons systems and medical innovation, and considers how theatre, performance and culture at large have evolved within those systems. Drawing on the writings of Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou and Martin Heidegg...
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Now that the shock of the virtual and the rise of our avatars and digital doubles has subsided towards a new normal of computational interference in all areas of life, it is an advantageous moment to reflect on the passage through the virtual and back to the real. As we live within a technologically immersed world, there is a desire and need to ret...
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Book synopsis: This book stages a timely discussion about the centrality of identity politics to theatre and performance studies. It acknowledges the important close relationship between the discourses and practices historically while maintaining that theatre and performance can enlighten ways of being with others that are not limited by convention...
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This book stages a timely discussion about the centrality of identity politics to theatre and performance studies. It acknowledges the important close relationship between the discourses and practices historically while maintaining that theatre and performance can enlighten ways of being with others that are not limited by conventional identitarian...
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This book stages a timely discussion about the centrality of identity politics to theatre and performance studies. It acknowledges the important close relationship between the discourses and practices historically while maintaining that theatre and performance can enlighten ways of being with others that are not limited by conventional identitarian...
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Now that the affects of the technologies of the virtual have spilled out across the topography of the real to such an impossible degree one can safely argue that the age of the virtual is now past, and that presently contemporary technologized and digital cultures are post-virtual (i.e. supersaturated with virtuality). Further, now that the biologi...
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Several recent and unsettling performances of Irishness demonstrate the violence, aesthetic re-interpretations, and laws being promoted to define, restrict, and control Irish identity. In this chapter I consider three disparate events: 1) the Unionist organization Love Ulster march and subsequent ‘Republican’ protests and riots that took place in D...
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Theatre and Performance in Digital Culture examines the recent history of advanced technologies, including new media, virtual environments, weapons systems and medical innovation, and considers how theatre, performance and culture at large have evolved within those systems. The book examines the two Iraq wars, 9/11 and the War on Terror through the...
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The recent performance work, Genesi: From the Museum of Sleep, directed by Romeo Castellucci for his company, Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, explores the ‘crisis of creation’, brought on by the scientific revolutions of genetics and nuclear physics and the cultural atrocity of the Holocaust. Genesi is analysed against Eduardo Kac's art installation, Ge...
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Theatre Journal 51.4 (1999) 383-394 Dr. Brian Oblivion, Videodrome There is nothing in cyberspace and the screened technologies of the virtual that has not been already performed on the stage. The theatre has always been virtual, a space of illusory immediacy. Yet the contemporary discourse surrounding live performance and technological reproductio...

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Presented as a keynote lecture at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in December 2016 the writing concerns the simulation art of John Gerrard articulated through the lens of Heidegger's 'Origin of the Work of Art' and the 'Question Concerning Technology' while historicising a perceived postdigital condition.