Examines the activist, participatory, coauthored aesthetic experiences being created in contemporary art. In a series of fifteen conversations, artists comment on their experiences working cooperatively, joined at times by colleagues from related fields, including social policy, architecture, art history, urban planning, and new media.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
Paper setting out new forms of audience participation in political and ethical terms.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Kids (P3091).
In misc folder 6.
Video documentation of contributions to the Performing Idea Symposium, investigating the shifting relations between performance practice and discourse, event and writing; Toynbee Studios, 5-9/10/2010.
Includes nine files, containing videos of contributions on In Silence, Performative Writing, Reciprocal Aesthetics and Living Archives.
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.
Active in Moscow since 1976, the Collective Actions group played a key role in the development of conceptual and performance art in the Soviet Union. Inspired by the work of John Cage, the organizers invited audiences to take part in minimal, outdoor actions in fields and forests on the edges of the city that explored the nature of the aesthetic event. The publication concentrates on the early period of field actions when the problems of documentation—how to capture and convey ephemeral action to non-participants—were just beginning to be considered.
A zine documenting a performance based on “Mystery Bouffe”, a Mayakovsky play written in 1921 for the anniversary of the 1917 Russian revolution. Over several months artist Oreet Ashery worked with a group of participants to write, produce, and direct a performance.
Documentation of the event series “Influences'; collaborations with groups of women from across London, exploring current attitudes to gender equality, feminism, female expectations and individual agency. Collected material.
Small catalogue of an exhibition offering a fresh appraisal of an abandoned medium. SLIDE/TAPE re-stages key works in the original format and draws a little seen practice out from the margins of British art history.
Tatlin’s Whisper #6 (Havana version was a participative action at the central courtyard of the Wifredo Lam Centre (the institution that organizes the Havana Biennial). A stage with a podium, two microphones, and a huge golden-brown curtain as a background were placed at one end. The set was reminiscent of the staple set used by Fidel Castro for his speeches. The microphones were connected to an amplifier with speakers, one of them at the building’s entrance, pointing to the street. Two actors, a woman and a man dressed in Cuban military uniforms, stood at each side of the podium. The woman had a white dove in her hands. Admission to the event was free, but the space was filled with people from the Cuban art world, mainly young artists, students, writers, and Cuban and international visitors to the Biennial. Two handed disposable cameras were handed out to the public by Bruguera to document the event. Then people were summoned to speak their minds on the podium for one minute. In other art contexts this would not have any special relevance. In Cuba, it was an historic event: for the first time in half a century a free public tribune was allowed for people to express their ideas.This documentation has been presented with permission of the artist as part of the Performance Matters, Performing Idea, Performance Lecture Archive; an interactive video archive housed at the Whitechapel Gallery between 2-9 October 2010. The archive looked at examples of the performance lecture as a form of artistic and critical expression and its potential to address a broad range of cultural issues and philosophical ideas.
The ‘do-it-yourself’ artwork: Participation from Fluxus to new mediaThis volume consists of fifteen essays by art historians, critics and curators, which are divided into three sections. Part 1 addresses the emergence of spectator participation in the 1960s, whilst Part 2 brings together in-depth case studies of specific participatory practices in the 1960s, 1970s and 1990s, analysing the issues that they raise in their very modes of operation. The more general critical essays in Part 3 map out a range of theoretical approaches to the ‘do-it-yourself’ artwork.
This book is the printed extension of Janez Jan a's installation Life [in Progress]. Complete with photo cards and carry bag.Life [in Progress] is composed of written, photo, and video instructions. The spectators are the actors; walking past the instructions they create the performance according to their own rhythm, sensibility, belief and (non-) activity.
Shelved in Oversize publications section.
Performance Matters, Performing Idea – Reciprocal Aesthetics7th October3:00-7:30pmToynbee StudiosWith: Ron Athey, Wafaa Bilal, Maaike Bleeker, Shannon Jackson and Julie Tolentino The participation of the spectator in making the meaning of the work of art has been a staple of art and performance practices long before the recent charged debates on ‘relational aesthetics.’ Yet art, however solitary, is arguably always a kind of collaboration and involves itself in some form of exchange. What can be at stake in this exchange? Speakers will examine the notion and limits of the idea that contemporary art and performance is a reciprocal affair. They will ask what gets transacted in contemporary art? What is given and what is taken, what is shared and what cannot be shared?
Contaminate the city was a workshop formulated to explore site-specific and participatory performance practice.
Dead Season Live Art 2010, Margate. Limbo Arts.See P1496 for full Dead Season Live Art programme.