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Performance Art

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 - 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 - Sat Apr 18, 2015 - Comments (1)
Category: Drugs, Avant Garde, Outsider Art, Performance Art, Pop Art, Obituaries, 1970s

Typing to Music



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

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 - 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 - Thu Feb 19, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Performance Art, 1970s, Dance

Sandrine Schaefer




Recently won a prize with an undisclosed sum of cash attached.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 06, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Performance Art

Virtual Reality Experiment

UK artist Mark Farid wants to spend 28 days wearing virtual reality goggles, and he wants all of us to pay for it. His plan is that by wearing the goggles he will "experience life through another person's eyes and ears." This person whose life he'll be experiencing is only known as "The Other."

Farid is raising money on Kickstarter to make this plan a reality, and he figures he can do it for £150,000. That's around $235,000.

Why so much? Because, says Farid, the experiment "will require a team of medically trained invigilators at all times over the course of the 28 days as well as camera men, technicians and assistants on site 24 hours a day. This means sleeping accommodation and amenities must be provided for them onsite."

Posted By: Alex - Wed Nov 19, 2014 - Comments (6)
Category: Art, Performance Art, Experiments

Firehose Art

If you go to the Manhattan Bridge Archway in New York City tomorrow, you can witness artist "Dread Scott" repeatedly trying to walk into the blast of a high-pressure water hose. He calls this performance "On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide." As you watch it, you're supposed to be reminded of crowd control tactics of the past and think about the ongoing struggle for equality. At least, that's the official takeaway.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Oct 06, 2014 - Comments (5)
Category: Art, Performance Art

Michal Samama



Let me know how far you get into this performance.

Her home page.

Maybe you'd like to catch her newest exhibition in NYC:

In the theater, Ms. Samama, with a whistle in her mouth, removes her clothing and lies on the floor next to the room’s white brick wall. Stretching her legs up the wall and folding them into her belly, she travels in a continuous spiral along its perimeter. It’s painstaking work, and her labored breathing is audible through the whistle.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Oct 06, 2014 - Comments (15)
Category: Body, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Performance Art

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