Re: [-empyre-] performance, site and situation
On Oct 23, 2006, at 6:25 AM, De Geuzen wrote:
While these explorations carry with them both cliches and
conventions, I believe they offer something transformative, if not
resistant, in their enactment, meaning "being performed" in a
particular time, amongst a specific group and in a given situation
I don't understand what is "transformative" and what you mean by
that. The discussion of the male gaze is part of Sprinkle's project.
I find there is a lot of catch phrases being bandied about without
much understanding of why any artist approaches or uses such
"content." Tell me what you think happens to an audience seeing one
of these performances. If they are "transformed." do the men start
immediately cross dressing?
An analysis of the male gaze in art is actually rather interesting.
Manet's , "Luncheon on the Grass" immediately comes to mind.
What are the parameters of "performance" as you (and the group)
define it? I define performance art as coming from the Beaux-Arts
procedures that an artist engages in when they create an "object."
In the case of body art or performance art the material and the site
of the creative act is the body.
I find that most academics do not understand performance art insofar
as they are writers and come from a tradition where language is the
primary vehicle of expression. Language is the foundation of
theater. Performance art comes from fine arts not language. Trying
to analyze performance art without recognizing it's first impetus
(prima facie) origins in the Beaux Arts tradition creates a false
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