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Performance Art

Marina Abramović, “The Onion”

Everything you need to know here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Apr 02, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Performance Art

Diane Torr and MAN FOR A DAY

Diane Torr has captured everything about my own male daily life so accurately that it's scary! I always move about as if I have "little sacks of sand in my shoulders."

Human Hamster Wheel

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Mar 06, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Domestic, Eccentrics, Museums, Performance Art

Maggie Estep

Maggie Estep, recently deceased.

Your opinions solicited. Many more videos on YouTube if you need 'em.

NOTE: second video contains one f-bomb.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Feb 14, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Performance Art, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers

Cockerel Dance

On Tuesday morning, South African artist Steven Cohen got out of a car near the Eiffel Tower and did a piece of performance art which involved him, dressed in a bird outfit, dancing around with a cockerel tied by a ribbon to his dangly bit. After ten minutes, the police arrested him and charged him with indecent exposure. His lawyer is now protesting, saying: "It’s a disgrace. With this performance, Steven Cohen wanted to evoke his situation, split between two countries." Makes perfect sense to me. []
Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Sep 11, 2013 | Comments (9)
Category: Performance Art

Weighed down by a cushion

Performance artist Stephen Sheehan's latest piece is called "Weighed down by a cushion." It consists of lying down in the middle of a Liverpool shopping center with a cushion on his chest [liverpoolecho]. He explains:

An excuse is  something you have  mentally placed upon  yourself. The cushion is a  lightweight object that I  placed on my chess. I  imagined this cushion as a  heavy object in order to  stop me from moving. We both know that the  cushion and excuse could  be easily removed but we  choose to keep them in  place to reduce the chance  of disappointment or failure.

You can find many of his other performances via his facebook page, such as his piece "Standing in a box, in a field for 33 seconds."

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue May 28, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Performance Art

Miyoko Shida Rigolo

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun May 12, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Performance Art, Natural Wonders

Alexandre Lane & the Cyr Wheel

His Facebook page.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue May 07, 2013 | Comments (6)
Category: Performance Art, Natural Wonders


One of the less practical automatons, the juvenile delinquent of the robot species.

Learn more here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Feb 09, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Performance Art, AI, Robots and Other Automatons, Juvenile Delinquency
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