In this article, Jennifer Buckley investigates digital durational performances like Forced Entertainment's 12 a.m.: Awake & Looking Down and questions if and how media can feel like live theater and create community. She also discusses how social media platforms like Twitter generate secondary performances and complicate notions of liveness and archival boundaries. The article also engages with Jonathan Kalb's book Great Lengths, Marina Abramović's performance 512 Hours, and Forced Entertainment's durationals Quizoola! and Speak Bitterness.
Jennifer Buckley; Long “Live” Theater: Feeling Time and Togetherness in Forced Entertainment's Livestreamed Durationals. Theater 1 May 2016; 46 (2): 35–53. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01610775-3547659
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