Black Guinea's dehumanization is an extreme form of the theatricalizing
to which he is subjected.
Unfortunately, the distance from the works that viewers are encouraged by this exhibition to maintain ends up theatricalizing
One can see the obvious appeal of theatricalizing
the 1990 novella by Salman Rushdie, which was written for his young son.
The fault with these adaptations seems to be embellishment: straightening out the kinked way Chekhov's scenes proceed; having the characters make more "sense" by smoothing over what seem to be their abrupt reversals of mood; theatricalizing
the plays, akin to what Stanislavsky did in his productions, in order to foster a kind of naturalism that the plays do not really possess on the page.
A concrete, theatricalizing
object that is introduced into the actuality of life is not a true theater prop but a life prop--a far more complex notion.
So to the extent the images succeed in capturing the photographic moment they do so precisely by placing it within an incipient narrative--and by theatricalizing
it, turning it into the scene of a conflict or drama that might even be allegorical (as the division between darkness and light always is).
Without a doubt, different generations have different vocabularies when it comes to theatricalizing
The scene is ominous and awry, theatricalizing
the loopy sadness of sex and interpersonal transactions.
Hirschhorn's terminology seems to be critical regardless of whether "installation" is derived from a practice that was once defined as contextualist and as such had been concerned with questions of site-specificity and discursive and institutional criticality, or whether it is more contemporarily defined as a spectacular set, as theatricalizing
narrative, or merely as decorative design.
Helmut Newton's recent, ruthless portrait of a bikini-clad Beecroft provides a devastating, desublimating comparison: The photographer shows a body theatricalizing
only its own failure, interrogating nothing.
The ranks of lamps, which vaguely resemble slanted prison bars, block passage from one side of the symmetrical, U-shaped buildings to the other, thereby ingeniously theatricalizing
the viewer's response.
Sean Landers, skidded around abjection's mutable playing field, theatricalizing
the gulf between real and ideal.
By isolating a particular trait and the "distinctive features" of a civilization, by exacerbating, theatricalizing
, or transporting it to a slightly different context from the one where we normally see it, the human becomes identifiable, but always by means of a distancing effect.