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Inhabited Turtle Shell

For for Frieze art fair in New York, performance artist Kris Lemsalu is lying very still for three-and-a-half hours beneath a giant fake turtle shell decorated with giant rhinestones. And that's it. She calls it an inhabited sculpture. [forbes.com]

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat May 16, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Art, Performance Art

Chris Burden, RIP



No, famous conceptual artist Chris Burden did not die by gunshot wound.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue May 12, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Performance Art, Guns, 1960's, 1970's

Marjani Forte



Do you think this person ever asks herself, "Why has my video achieved only 68 hits in three years?"

This new one below almost doubled that count in just two years though!



If you get to NYC quickly, you can catch her latest show.

As spectators gathered there on Wednesday, a woman in a wool coat and sneakers came gesticulating toward us, the courthouse as her backdrop. A vagrant evangelical, she preached about “His glory” and shouted at confused pedestrians — a convincing display of what New Yorkers habitually dismiss as “crazy.” Only her gauzy white veil, metallic body paint and a hovering cameraman gave her away as a performer.



Guillermo Gómez-Peña





If only I could make it out to Santa Rosa, CA, to see Guillermo Gómez-Peña in his upcoming performance. I am sure my consciousness would be raised to Olympian levels.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun May 03, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Annoying Things, Ethnic Groupings, Regionalism, Performance Art

The Living Theatre, Deceased





With the death this month of Judith Malina, the world will be forever deprived of "happenings" like the one in the first clip, where, I regret, Ms. Malina does not appear until the final few seconds.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Apr 18, 2015 | Comments (1)
Category: Drugs, Avant Garde, Outsider Art, Performance Art, Pop Art, Obituaries, 1970's

Typing to Music



Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Mar 03, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Music, Performance Art, Appliances, 1930's

Hidden Artist

Cuban performance artist Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera plans to spend three weeks living inside the walls of a Chicago art gallery. He's titling this performance piece "In the Absence of a Body." The Chicago Arts Coalition, which is hosting Diaz-Perera, elaborates:

While living inside the 2.5-foot-wide corridor, Diaz-Perera will do only the most essential actions of his quotidian life: sleep, eat, and personal hygiene. He will not communicate with anyone on the other side of the walls. While he will be able to observe the audience, Diaz-Perera will remain invisible to them. Until the close of the exhibition, Diaz-Perera will attempt to embrace the act of becoming a Ghost of himself, an absence, nothing.

The concept kinda reminds me of Vito Acconci's 1972 performance piece Seedbed, in which he spent 3 weeks hidden beneath a ramp in an art gallery, loudly pleasuring himself. I'm guessing that over the course of 3 weeks, Diaz-Perera will probably also indulge in a bit of that. More info at HuffPost.com.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Feb 19, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Art, Performance Art

Bambi the Fire Goddess

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The only other internet reference I can find about "Bambi the Fire Goddess" seems to date her act as far back as 1965. (This foto is from 1970.) It appears then that she had the problem of scorched vajayjay under control.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Feb 19, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Performance Art, 1970's, Dance

Sandrine Schaefer




Recently won a prize with an undisclosed sum of cash attached.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Feb 06, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Performance Art
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