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Saint Orlan: Ritual as Violent Spectacle and Cultural Criticism

Artist/Author: Orlan, Alyda Faber | Reference: A0386 | ISBN: 0-262-75805-9 | Type: Article

The French performance artist’s practice of self-directed violence creates a spectacle that violates the viewer and establishes Orlan’s body as “a site of public debate.” Her work radically exposes the violence of patriarchically established “beauty standards.”

Small Acts: Performance, the Millennium and the Marking of Time

Editor: Adrian Heathfield | Reference: P0182 | Type: Publication

Essays and creative texts accompany the photographic and textual documentation.

This item is part of the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433), the Study Room Guide On Disability and New Artistic Models by Aaron Williamson (P1529) and the Study Room Guide in Search of a Documentology by Marco Pustianaz (P1115)