A PhD thesis offering a new account of the emergence of performance forms, including Happenings, participatory art, performance art and performances for the camera, in visual art and related contexts at the ICA.
Primarily concerned with the feminist body as a site for making and exhibiting works, this book examines themes that look at the body as material, the body and performance, as well as the alternative creative platforms in 1970s feminist art. Drawing on original material – never-before-seen images from artists’ personal collections and commissioned interviews with prominent artists from the period – the book is an invaluable resource for artists, researchers, curators and students interested in recovering this period from the margins of art history.
This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)
A guide to the groundbreaking yet frequently marginalised practices of artists working in performance art in the UK in the 1070s.