The monadic environment : evoking emotion and memory in participatory performance

Winter, Sarah J. (2014) The monadic environment : evoking emotion and memory in participatory performance. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


This practice-led research project examined the audience experience of immersive environments in participatory performance. Drawing upon the work of artist Ilya Kabakov, Gaston Bachelard's Poetics of Space (1964) and Leibniz's theory of the monad, the study investigated how an immersive space can be constructed to evoke emotion and memory recall in participants. The research consisted of two cycles of creative experimentation resulting in the presentation of a final piece entitled Dulcet. The research contributes new terminology to the discourse surrounding the participant experience in immersive environments, specifically space-as-memory, the role of ambiguity in spatial design and the construct of the monadic environment.

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ID Code: 78684
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Gattenhof, Sandra & Radvan, Mark
Keywords: environment, monadic environment, monad, audience, audient, installation art, installed environment, immersive, performance, total installation
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2015 07:40
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 14:46

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