Marco PUSTIANAZ (Université du Piémont Oriental)
Affect and the spectator's body
The spectator's presence in theater and performance events is generally acknowledged as essential in the economy of live circulation of energy that makes up the event. In contrast with the performing body, though, his/her body is harder to think as actively performing. I am proposing to place the spectator's body in the middle of the affective flow generating the event. It is a way to approach the spectator's embodiment as a live archiving which sustains, yet also disperses the event beyond the present.