Explaining the impact of the Internet on performance art in the first
decade of the 21st Century with an emphasis on Cyberformance
A master's degree thesis (2018)
Abstract: This thesis aims to explain the impact of the Internet on performance art in the first decade of the 21st century, emphasizing Cyberformance. This research attempts to explain the history of performance art and digital performances, by recognizing Cyberformance, and the impact of the Internet on
performance art in the first decade of the 21st.
As one of the most critical technology tools in the 21st century, the Internet has impacted many aspects of human life. In this century, artists in various fields of art have used the Internet to create and present their artworks. In this study, Performance art is not regarded as an artistic movement in the late 20th. Nevertheless, it is an ancient, ritualistic art form that has used technological tools from the past to the present.
"Cyberformance" posed itself as a new form of performance and theatre in the first decade of the 21st century and was created by combining two words: Cyber and Performance. One of the essential features of the Cyberformance is its audience's role. In this thesis, we tried to examine the characteristics of performance art on the Internet by looking at Cyberformance.