Complementarity and the uncertainty principle as aesthetic principles : the practice and performance of The Physics Project

Mercer, Leah Gwenyth (2009) Complementarity and the uncertainty principle as aesthetic principles : the practice and performance of The Physics Project. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Using the generative processes developed over two stages of creative development and the performance of The Physics Project at the Loft at the Creative Industries Precinct at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) from 5th – 8th April 2006 as a case study, this exegesis considers how the principles of contemporary physics can be reframed as aesthetic principles in the creation of contemporary performance. The Physics Project is an original performance work that melds live performance, video and web-casting and overlaps an exploration of personal identity with the physics of space, time, light and complementarity. It considers the acts of translation between the language of physics and the language of contemporary performance that occur via process and form. This exegesis also examines the devices in contemporary performance making and contemporary performance that extend the reach of the performance, including the integration of the live and the mediated and the use of metanarratives.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

1,014 since deposited on 22 Jan 2010
61 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 29938
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Haseman, Bradley
Keywords: complementarity, contemporary performance, live and mediated performance, metanarrative, metaphor, prosthesis, quantum mechanics, synchronicity, transcendence, the uncertainty principle and zeitgeist
Divisions: Current > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2010 02:15
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 19:54

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page