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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


Introduction: Performance – action – extremity

Dominic Johnson

in Unlimited action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719091605
eISBN:
9781526141958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091605.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The introduction defines and contextualises the performance of extremity. If extremity assumes a limit, what might be made of the borders, gaps or ruptures between art and its purported outsides? The ... 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


The dirtying intention

Dominic Johnson

in Unlimited action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719091605
eISBN:
9781526141958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091605.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Genesis P-Orridge has been a controversial figure in British art since the late 1960s. This chapter explores the national scandal of the Mail Action (1976), a performance at Highbury Corner ... More


Unlimited action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Dominic Johnson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719091605
eISBN:
9781526141958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091605.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Unlimited action concerns the limits imposed upon art and life, and the means by which artists have exposed, refused, or otherwise reshaped the horizon of aesthetics and of the practice of art, by ... More


Impossible things

Dominic Johnson

in Unlimited action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719091605
eISBN:
9781526141958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091605.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Since the late 1960s, Anne Bean’s performances, public interventions, drawings, videos and writings have been actively pursued as a ‘continuum’, and she strives to diminish the distinctiveness or ... More


The preferred ordeal

Dominic Johnson

in Unlimited action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719091605
eISBN:
9781526141958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091605.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

An Eight Day Passage (1977) is an exemplary example of a performance of extremity. This chapter looks at Kerry Trengove’s landmark performance of endurance, in which the artist was bricked into a ... More


The art of sabotage

Dominic Johnson

in Unlimited action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719091605
eISBN:
9781526141958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091605.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

From the early 1970s, the Kipper Kids (Harry Kipper and Harry Kipper, aka Brian Routh and Martin Von Haselberg) became notorious for the danger, excess, strangeness, and baffled hilarity of their ... More


A criminal touch

Dominic Johnson

in Unlimited action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719091605
eISBN:
9781526141958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091605.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

In 1976, Ulay undertook an exemplary performance of extremity by stealing ‘Germany’s favourite painting’, namely Carl Spitzweg’s The Poor Poet (1839). This chapter discusses the action at length in ... 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


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


Conclusion: Reckless people

Dominic Johnson

in Unlimited action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719091605
eISBN:
9781526141958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091605.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The conclusion brings together underlying themes of the preceding chapters, under the conceptual problems posed by recklessness and impossibility as cultural logics. The reckless and the impossible ... 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


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