The intermedial parallax
On Regie, media and spectating
in Directing scenes and senses
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The Regie of Guy Cassiers and Ivo van Hove stands exemplarily for contemporary negotiations with digital technology and audio-visual media machinery that puts these means in the service of the dialectic force that is (artistic) mediation. The 'multisensual', media- and image-based Regie of Guy Cassiers achieves a similar parallax effect through different means. First and foremost, it emphasises the semiotic, symbolic and imaginary exchange between stage and spectators. Cassiers's Regie completed a transition which can be described, in Hegelian terms, as a step from 'conscious reflexivity' to 'self-consciousness'. Scenes from a Marriage, which van Hove described as a favourite among his own works and which, partly with a new cast, has remained in the company's repertoire for a decade, reveals a characteristic aspect of his Regie. Van Hove's productions make audiences aware of their involvement in the play, of their own theatral negotiations and their acts of spectating.

Directing scenes and senses

The thinking of Regie

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