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Introduction: Performing Objects

Uri McMillan

in Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479802111
eISBN:
9781479865451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479802111.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The introduction begins with a brief discussion of Lorraine O’Grady’s Mlle Bourgeoise Noire to discuss the risks and rewards of becoming the subject and object of art. It delineates the three key ... More


Passing Performances: Ellen Craft’s Fugitive Selves

Uri McMillan

in Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479802111
eISBN:
9781479865451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479802111.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter continues reinterpreting otherwise banal nineteenth-century behaviors and fierce acts of bravery as forms of black performance art in by shifting to an examination of fugitive slave ... More


Performing the Imperfect Human

John Ó Maoilearca

in All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697342
eISBN:
9781452952291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697342.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter Five draws together ideas from the previous chapters on objectivity, editing, acting, and animation to engage with performance art as one final model to explain Laruelle’s heterodox approach, ... More


Art, Performance and Ritual in Benin City

Charles Gore

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633166
eISBN:
9780748652983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633166.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book explores the roles of contemporary urban shrines and their visual traditions in Benin City. It focuses on the charismatic priests and priestesses who are possessed by a pantheon of deities, ... More


The Nature of Music and Musical Works

David J. Elliott

in Praxial Music Education: Reflections and Dialogues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195385076
eISBN:
9780199865512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385076.003.04
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

David Elliott's book, Music Matters: A New Philosophy of Music Education (1995), constitutes a milestone in the progress of the philosophy of music education. He not only brings together a wealth of ... More


Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV

Christopher Grobe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829170
eISBN:
9781479839599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

What do midcentury “confessional” poets have in common with today’s reality TV stars? An inexplicable urge to make their lives an open book, but also a sense that this book can never be finished. ... More


Playing Dead: Zombies Invade Performance Art … and Your Neighborhood

Sarah Juliet Lauro

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter presents first-hand research of the zombie subculture that is usually termed the zombie walk or zombie mob phenomenon, including descriptions of experiences at these events, where people ... More


Aesthetic Theory, Feminist Art, and Autonomy

Keith Lehrer

in Art, Self and Knowledge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195304985
eISBN:
9780199918164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304985.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

Aesthetic focus on conscious immediacy and the exemplarization of the experience opens the possibility of autonomous reconfiguration of experience. Performance art, especially feminist performance ... More


Self-Consciousness Raising: The Style of Self-Performance in the 1970s

Christopher Grobe

in Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829170
eISBN:
9781479839599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Two narratives dominate existing accounts of feminist art in America in the 1970s. One says that this art was politically and aesthetically naïve, based too firmly in consciousness raising. The other ... More


Performance

Catherine Elwes

in Installation and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174503
eISBN:
9780231850803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174503.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the legacy of performance art in the installation of a moving image. Installation art of every kind emphasizes the role of the public as both participants and informed consumers ... More


Towards the Spatial: Music, Art, and the Audiovisual Environment

Holly Rogers

in Sounding the Gallery: Video and the Rise of Art-Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861408
eISBN:
9780199332731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861408.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The audiovisual history charted in chapter two is here revoiced in terms of spatial expansion. It is argued that video technology did not initiate a new form of creative engagement with its ... More


The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Alternatives to grand opera and popular musical go back at least as far as Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, early Stravinsky, and Kurt Weill as well as the Broadway and off-Broadway theater operas of ... More


Cheng Yanqiu —: Masculinity and Femininity

Eugenio Barba

in The Soul of Beijing Opera: Theatrical Creativity and Continuity in the Changing World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099944
eISBN:
9789882207394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099944.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses why the practice of the male dan (male actor playing female roles) flourished in this period despite public censure on moral grounds. It examines how Cheng Yanqiu, a male dan, ... More


Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India

Stuart Blackburn

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202054
eISBN:
9780520916807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202054.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book travels inside a little-known form of shadow puppetry in this work about performing the Tamil version of the Ramayana epic, describing the skill and physical stamina of the puppeteers in ... More


Training a Total Performer:: Four Skills and Five Canons

Eugenio Barba

in The Soul of Beijing Opera: Theatrical Creativity and Continuity in the Changing World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099944
eISBN:
9789882207394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099944.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the learning process which will offer a social and theatrical context for the further investigation of jingju performances. It discusses the importance of “basic techniques” ... More


Performing the Body, Expressing Pain

Shuqin Cui

in Gendered Bodies: Toward a Women's Visual Art in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840037
eISBN:
9780824868390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840037.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores how women artists employ their own bodies in performance practices for the conceptual and visual construction of a central thesis: the body in pain. It begins by first examining ... More


Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Kristine Stiles

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226774510
eISBN:
9780226304403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This book examines the significance of traumatic experiences both in the individual lives and works of artists and in contemporary international cultures since World War II. The book considers some ... More


Just Talk: Writing, Media, and Confessional Monologue in the 1980s

Christopher Grobe

in Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829170
eISBN:
9781479839599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter focuses on the solo career of Spalding Gray, who helped popularize confessional monologue in the American theater. Received at first as someone who “talks for a living,” Spalding Gray ... More


A Future in Relation to the Other

Christine L. Garlough

in Desi Divas: Political Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037320
eISBN:
9781621039242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037320.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter discusses the various hate crimes, and other forms of discrimination, that have emerged post-9/11. Among these hate crimes, a number of South Asian Americans have unfortunately also ... More


Epilogue: Postcolonial Valorizations

E. Taylor Atkins

in Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266735
eISBN:
9780520947689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266735.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter assesses the role of folk performance art in nation-building efforts in postcolonial Korea. Both Korean states, in their competing assertions of legitimacy, valorized “the people” ... More


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