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Performance Art

April 16, 2016

Cabbage Walking

Vice.com reports that artists in Kashmir have started walking cabbages (and other vegetables) on a leash, as a way to protest the ongoing military conflict over the region. One artist explains: "What I wanted to do basically is juxtapose the absurdity of this performance with what was happening around—the structures of violence that I was seeing around me."

These Kashmir artists cite the Chinese artist Han Bing as inspiration, because he was the first to "walk a cabbage."

But it also reminds me of how, according to legend, the French poet Gerard de Nerval used to walk his lobster through Paris.

Image source: Shahid Tantray via Vice.com

Posted By: Alex - Sat Apr 16, 2016 - Comments (13)
Category: Performance Art, Surrealism,

April 5, 2016

Chicago’s Acro-Theater

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Plays that also featured acrobatic & gymnastic stunts. I'm thinking Shakespeare should be performed this way. Hamlet's soliloquy delivered on a trampoline.

Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Apr 05, 2016 - Comments (9)
Category: Entertainment, Exercise and Fitness, Regionalism, Sports, Performance Art, 1940's, 1950's,

March 16, 2016

March 5, 2016

Don’t Hide Your Light Under A Bushel Basket


Possibly NSFW. I know this video is 7 years old, but I just found it and its great! One question, is Viagra involved?

Posted By: patty - Sat Mar 05, 2016 - Comments (11)
Category: Music, Performance Art, Genitals,

February 23, 2016

February 11, 2016

Fries and Ketchup

February 9, 2016: Texas State University student Monika Rostvold lay on an outdoor table, wearing only a bra and underwear, then covered herself in Chick-fil-A fries and ketchup. She did this, she explained, to draw attention to the negative effects of dating and hooking up.

She elaborated that the culture of hooking up is "very satisfying, but is it healthy? Is it really what we want? That’s what I’m asking the audience. I know fast food and the body is hard to connect, but to me it just made sense."

I'd like to know why she chose Chick-fil-A fries.

More info: USA Today College

Source: Twitter

Posted By: Alex - Thu Feb 11, 2016 - Comments (20)
Category: Food, Performance Art,

February 4, 2016

Ri Molnar - Hell Is Real at Transmodern Labbodies



Caution: bare bazooms. But it is art. And after viewing, you will agree that "Hell is real."

Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 04, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Body, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Performance Art, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults,

January 2, 2016

Eliza Bent



Luckily for us all, Eliza Bent, having exhausted the audiences of Austin, has found new comrades and a new home in New York City for her "art."

That her new piece is titled "Toilet Fire" leaves us eager to drop everything and attend!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 02, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Annoying Things, Bombast, Bloviation and Pretentiousness, Boredom, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Performance Art,

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