Brings the fields of performance studies and trauma studies together in conversation where they inform crucial themes such as trauma, testimony, witness, and spectatorship.
Provides a historical overview of feminist strands among the modern revolutionary movements of Russia, China and the Third World.
From war and environmental pollution to racism and sexual assault, the publication analyzes the consequences of trauma as seen in the works of artists like Marina Abramovic, Pope.L, and Chris Burden.
Includes interviews, dialogues and critical writing on art and politics. In French.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
Covering 21 countries and more than 250 artists, this text demonstrates the manner in which performance art in the region developed concurrently with the genre in the West, highlighting the unique contributions of Eastern European artists.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
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.
Reflects on the exchange which took place in November/December 2010 at co-production house brut in Vienna. The artists worked for ten days as duo teams on site-specific performance projects which were presented in a two-day programme all over the brut venue in Vienna’s Künstlerhaus. In English and Russian.