It examines the ‘performance of extremity’ as practices at the limits of the histories of performance and art, in performance art’s most fertile and prescient decade, the 1970s. Dominic Johnson recounts and analyses game-changing performance events by six artists: Kerry Trengove, Ulay, Genesis P-Orridge, Anne Bean, the Kipper Kids, and Stephen Cripps.
Artist/Author: Matthew Cornford | Editor: Ric Allsopp and Michael Hiltbrunner | Reference: A0734
Art students who experiment, think differently and take risks are often praised for their efforts. But what happens when students become interested in developing performance-based work involving risk of injury and physical pain?