Transcending the inanimate : evoking the sublime in puppet-based performance

Morton, David R. (2013) Transcending the inanimate : evoking the sublime in puppet-based performance. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


This study investigated how contemporary puppet-based theatre can create deeply imaginative experiences for adult audiences. Designed to interrogate the potential effects of double-vision (Tillis, 1992), the theories of the sublime (Kant, 2008; 2003) and the uncanny (Jentsch, 1906; Freud, 1919) were used to create a series of creative guidelines. As practice-led research, the project embraced an iterative approach consisting of two cycles for creative experimentation, and a third for the creation of the final performance work The Harbinger, presented as a part of La Boite Theatre Company’s mainstage season. A theoretical investigation was also conducted to inform the developing practice.

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ID Code: 61775
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Gattenhof, Sandra & Mee, Sean
Keywords: double-vision, illusion, intermediality, liminality, Performance Studies, practice-led research, puppet, sublime, theatre, uncanny
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2013 05:35
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 05:05

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