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Performance Art

The Maze of the Mind

The Maze of the Mind from Blue Muse Dance on Vimeo.



Let me solicit your interpretations of the meaning of this "dance." I'll start you off.

1) Big black hat equals seriousness.

2) TVs can be powered by grass electricity.

3) Simulated lawn orgasms are fun.

4) The world looks better through rose-colored silk.

5) Is this my outdoor tai chi class?

6) New Yorkers will applaud anything.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 18, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Nature, Performance Art, Dance

Swallow

After reading this book, I'm convinced WU-vies will enjoy this tale of the strange things people ingest--and the doctor who made a collection out of such retrieved "foreign bodies."


Go here to see a video about a professional eater of odd objects.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 31, 2011 - Comments (1)
Category: Body Modifications, Medicine, Performance Art, Books, Junk Food

Death in Anime Venice

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Recently Singapore performance artist Ming Wong enacted a version of the famous Thomas Mann tale Death in Venice in which he played both of the two major roles. Here he is dressed as the nubile young man Tadzio.









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I wonder what his inspiration was for that look?

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 28, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Performance Art, Cartoons, Asia

A Song to Meat



Continuing the WU focus on animal proteins.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 03, 2010 - Comments (8)
Category: Food, Music, Performance Art

Worst Art-house Movie Ever?



The site where I found this clip explains:

"The now-infamous 'cup and sea' sequence from director Turge Babonet's 1968 film, THE HORRIBLE HORROR -- which prompted writer Cleveland Amory (TV Guide. May 12, 1968) to comment on the state of European cinema, 'You have to be on LSD to understand it'. Babonet's Dutch-language drama was ambitiously rescored and subtitled for US distribution, but its story of tragically depressed cod fishermen held no appeal for American audiences."

However, many folks believe Turge is a hoax.

Look at this purported list of Turge's films, and tell me what you think.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 07, 2010 - Comments (0)
Category: Eccentrics, Conspiracy Theories and Theorists, Hoaxes and Imposters and Imitators, Movies, Performance Art, 1960s, Europe

Puppetry of the Penis




Second NSFW clip after the jump.




More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 24, 2010 - Comments (10)
Category: Performance Art, Genitals

Knife Throwing Demonstration



Just in time for Mother's Day, I bring you this inexplicable video of a mother throwing knives at her little girls.

Posted By: Nethie - Thu Apr 29, 2010 - Comments (6)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Family, Recreation, Performance Art, 1950s

Vegan Gets Pied!



Even though this particular vegan under assault has apparently come over to the bacon-lover's camp, it's still good to see a vegan made to answer for the sins of their hideous lifestyle.

Full story here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Mar 20, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Public Humiliation, Vegetarians and Vegans, Performance Art

Birds to Perform New Guitar Numbers

No, that's not a typo and this is nothing to do with the classic 60s rock band. London gallery and performing arts centre the Barbican is hosting a new work by French "composer" Celeste Boursier-Mougenot in which dozens of zebra finches create improvised compositions by landing and perching on strategically placed electric guitars. Titled the Curve, Boursier-Mougenot's latest installation takes the form of a walk-through aviary, hence the finches' reaction to the visitors becomes itself part of the exhibit. In an interview with the BBC, the composer hinted that his next work will probably involve shoals of goldfish in a tank, and will most likely not be a walk-through (Barbican Centre).

Posted By: Dumbfounded - Thu Feb 25, 2010 - Comments (9)
Category: Animals, Art, Performance Art, Music

Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra

This Friday sees the world premier of a new classical composition by popular modern composer Anna Meredith. However this is a score with a difference as Anna, in collaboration with top British beatboxer Schlomo (it's his real name), has incorporated 5 of the performance artists into her latest piece, Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra, playing at London Southbank Centre. The first problem facing the odd-couple duo was how exactly to score a beatbox performance as the vocal styling had grown from its hip-hop roots entirely by 'word of mouth' and has no formal notation. Undeterred Meredith and Schlomo have spent a year constructing their own, which they hope will gain wider adoption when the entire score of the new work is made available online for free following the first performance (FT).

The Southbank Centre has put up a 'teaser trailer' for the new work


And Schlomo's beatbox talents can be checked out courtesy of the BBC's Jules Holland Show.

Posted By: Dumbfounded - Thu Feb 18, 2010 - Comments (6)
Category: Art, Performance Art, Entertainment, Music, Screams, Grunts and Other Exclamations

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