Science and spirituality are popularly understood as delineating opposing ideological grounds. Yet we rely on both for the models, images, and myths that bring meaning to our lives. Part of a larger project to generate new technologies for the arts, the ongoing creation of the digital performance work IM/UR uses metaphors drawn from science to explore our most profound spiritual desires. In this essay, the author describes the two principles that guided his work on IM/UR. The first of these principles emerges from Western mystic tradition, the second from the problematic position of live media in performance. Ultimately, the author finds these two principles incompatible.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Text and Performance Quarterly|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Visual Arts and Performing Arts
- Literature and Literary Theory