Abstract

Screen performances are always technologically mediated, recorded in fragments, and recomposed, usually to create a coherent character. But performances can also be created after an actor’s death by digitally grafting an image of his or her face onto a body double or otherwise recontextualizing elements of the actor’s work. To what extent do digitally enabled posthumous “performances” represent a transformation, violation, or continuation of our conceptions of screen acting and performer presence?

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Additional Information

ISSN
2578-4919
Print ISSN
2578-4900
Pages
pp. 46-70
Launched on MUSE
2010-09-12
Open Access
No
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