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Art of Living, The: An Oral History of Performance Art

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ART OF LIVING, THE: AN ORAL HISTORY OF PERFORMANCE ART

PAPERBACK by Johnson, Dominic

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ISBN
9781137322203
IMPRINT
RED GLOBE PRESS
 
 
EDITION
1ST ED. 2015
PUBLISHER
MACMILLAN EDUCATION UK
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
320 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
31 JUL 2015

DESCRIPTION

Across a series of twelve in-depth interviews with a diverse range of major artists, Dominic Johnson presents a new oral history of performance art. From uses of body modification and physical extremity, to the creation of all-encompassing personae, to performance pieces lasting months or years, these artists have provoked and explored the vital limits between art and life. Their discussions with Johnson give us a glimpse of their artistic motivations, preoccupations, processes, and contexts. Despite the diversity of art forms and experiences featured, common threads weave between the interviews: love, friendship, commitment, death and survival. Each interview is preceded by an overview of the artist's work, and the volume itself is introduced by a thoughtful critical essay on performance art and oral history. The conversational tone of the interviews renders complex ideas and theoretical propositions accessible, making this an ideal book for students of Theatre and Performance, as well as for artists, scholars and general readers.

CONTENTS

Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- 1. The Escape Artist: An Interview with Ulay.- 2. Hiding in Plain Sight: An Interview with Anne Bean.- 3. Boxing Clever: An Interview with Kipper Kids.- 4. Positive Surrender: An Interview with BREYER P-ORRIDGE.- 5. Slave to Love: An Interview with Sheree Rose.- 6. The Designated Mourner: An Interview with Penny Arcade.- 7. Capricorn on Fire: An Interview with Ann Magnuson.- 8. The Accidental Goddess: An Interview with Joey Arias.- 9. Perverse Martyrologies: An Interview with Ron Athey.- 10. The Skin of the Theatre: An Interview with Julia Bardsley.- 11. You Made Me Love You: An Interview with David Hoyle.- 12: Held: An Interview with Adrian Howells.- Epilogue.- Further Reading.- Bibliography.