December 2016, arsenal cinema

Book Presentation: Putting Rehearsals to the Test

I, AN ACTRESS, 1977

Film, theatre, and fine art also use the rehearsal as an artistic format, yet it has yet to receive any real attention in art discourses. The recently published book "Putting Rehearsals to the Text. Practices of Rehearsal in Fine Arts, Film, Theater, Theory, and Politics" examines the role and function of the rehearsal as a method, modus operandi, medium, and place of representation and reflection. Edited by Sabeth Buchmann, Ilse Lafer, and Constanze Ruhm, the aesthetic and political potential of the rehearsal will also be discussed in view of its economic and ideological logic. A book presentation with film examples attended by the editors and several authors. (stss) (20.12.)