L-ART/05 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide students with a map of the new forms of digital performance, from Videoteatro to Architectural Videomapping.

Course Structure

a.. Frontal lessons will expose an excursus of dramaturgical projects based on "light technologiest": videoteatro, new media, performing media.

b. Analytical Rreading and comparison of case studies.

c. Exercises ex tempore.

d. Workshop with experts.

Detailed Course Content

The course aims to tackle performative projects that develop digital dramaturgy using light as a basic material for digital media. These are shows that process overlaps between virtual and real, in line with the limit breaker between genres and expressive languages, even in total absence of bodies and words.


In particular, the course will start from the videoteatro and - through reading the case studies - it will examine the most recent installations of Video Projection Mapping. These works will analyze the existing relationships between video and scenic location, identifying the differences between real space and virtual space, between augmented reality and interactive spectacularity. In particular, this latest technology allows, through an exclusively iconic and sonorous language, to dynamically and virtually modify the surface of urban architecture and spaces, enhancing its figurative potential, appropriating history, recording deep traces in collective memory through a process of reading and acceptance of places, in full agreement with the established theories of the theater of the '900.

Textbook Information

Video-teatro, new media, performing media (3 CFU)

A. Pizzo, Neodrammatico digitale. Scena multimediale e racconto interattivo, Torino, Accademia University Press, 2013, pp. 217.

J. Malvezzi, Remedi-Action. Dieci anni di videoteatro italiano, Milano, Postmediabooks, 2015, pp.127.

A.M. Monteverdi, Nuovi media, nuovo teatro. Teorie e pratica tra teatro e digitalità, Franco Angeli, Milano 2011, pp. 39-129.


Teatro di luce. Nuove tecnologie della visione. Casi Studio (3 CFU):

F. Crisafulli, Luce attiva. Questioni della luce nel teatro contemporaneo, Titivillus, 2007, pp. 7-88; 129-171.

N. Pittaluga, V. Valentini, Studio Azzurro, Teatro, Contrasto, 2012, pp.6-67.

P. Gaglianò, Architetture di luce. Il Teatro Architettura di Giancarlo Cauteruccio/Kripton, Titivillus, 2014, pp. 5-31.

V. Fiore, L. Ruzza, Luce artificiale e paesaggio urbano. Raccontare il territorio con nuove tecnologie, LetteraVentidue, 2012, pp.153.


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