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La machine à (dé)représenter ˸ pour une théorie systémique de la scénographie

Abstract : Since the late sixties, scenography became a trend in France, the majority being for the theater but also featured in art, exhibition, movies, or political summits, etc. In France, the number of Ph. D. theses touching this subject rose exponentially since 1985, and boasting a total of 182 pieces in early 2017. Nevertheless, its definition remains blurred, leading to debates and strong statements, particularly about the inherent dependency to the theatrical domain and its spatial essence. Thus, the goal of this research is to provide an accurate theoretical and scientific approach to contemporary scenography, outlining a clear definition that can serve as common material for professionals, theorists and students.Firstly, this research elaborates upon the concept of a systemic theory of scenography, baring the historical path that scenography went threw since the time of ancient Greece. Secondly it introduces new translations of referential texts. The third point is about a special corpus analysis which traces the movement of the unmaking representation by the Stream 0 (Courant 0) during the XXe century as an experimental case for testing the theory’s validity. The fourth point opens a practical laboratory. The human paradigm is deepened through an emotional investment as the theory’s real life challenge. Lastly, this research studies three special habilities of the machine related to the emotional investment (integrity attribution and mediation) trhough three specific applications (puppetry and exhibition).The prevalence of the notion of representation is what ultimately reveals the representation making machine. It goes far beyond the idea of space to define itself as creation, as well as the manipulation of representations, images and imagination. What could be known as image situation design is based on a gradation of the relationship between image, use, support and experience. The machine orchestrates and structures the idea of a relation ratio. It positions itself then as a tangible medium by conditioning the link between humanity to the world - by its relation and its representation - through emotion.
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Céline-Marie Hervé. La machine à (dé)représenter ˸ pour une théorie systémique de la scénographie. Musique, musicologie et arts de la scène. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018USPCA087⟩. ⟨tel-02147434⟩



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