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The Machinic City: Media, Performance and Participation

Marcos P. Dias


The machinic city investigates the role of performance art to help us reflect on contemporary urban living, as human and machine agency become increasingly intermingled and digital media is overlaid onto the urban fabric. This is illustrated by several case studies on performance art interventions from artists such as Blast Theory, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Rimini Protokoll, which draw from a rich history of avant-garde art movements to create spaces for deliberation and reflection on urban life and to speculate on its future. As cities are increasingly controlled by autonomous processes mediat ... More

Keywords: art, avant-garde, Blast Theory, digital, Félix Guattari, interactive, machine, participation, performance art, urban

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781526135780
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7765/9781526135797


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcos P. Dias, author
Dublin City University