Jet Lag ou médiation en mouvement? Scénographier la présence permanente

Christophe Collard

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The perspective proposed in this essay should provide a platform to reflect upon the principle of a ‘permanent present’ by dramatizing a ‘process-metaphysics.’ It is precisely in this capacity that the pairing of architectural innovators Diller+Scofidio with NYC-based theatre troupe The Builders Association conceived of Jet Lag (1998), an “adventurous cross-media performance” (Wehle, 2002) combining live action, live and recorded video, computer animation, music, and dramatic text with two historical characters. The first of these faked his progress in an around-the-world sailing voyage before committing suicide after realizing he was drifting in circles, while the second flew across the Atlantic 167 times in a period of six months and ultimately likewise collapsed from travelling in a permanent present.
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)173-181
JournalInterférences Littéraires
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015


  • scenography

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