PERFORMANCE (I)

Design for a theater set created by Giacomo Torelli da Fano for the ballet ‘Les Noces de Thétis’, from ‘Décorations et machines aprestées aux nopces de Tétis, Ballet Royal’, 1654 _METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART/PUBLIC DOMAIN

A meeting of the interdisciplinary Early Modern reading group: Writing Technology/the technology of writing

24 April 2019

St John’s College, 10am-1pm

Convenors:
Jennifer Oliver, St John’s and Marie-Thébaud-Sorger, MFO
with Frederique Ait Touati, CNRS/CRAL

This meeting will fully inaugurate our ‘Performance’ theme, with our guest speaker, Frédérique Aït-Touati (CNRS/CRAL, Paris), presenting work from her current project on seventeenth-century ‘theatres of the earth’: the presentation will focus on the links between scenography and machine-plays, Descartes’s Météores (Meteorology), and his concept of the res extensa.

10am: Main presentation and discussion on Descartes’s Météores (Meteorology)

12 noon: Presentation of Frédérique Aït-Touati’s newly released book, Terra Forma, manuel de cartographies potentielles:

http://s-o-c.fr/index.php/object/terraforma/

 

 


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