Illustrated catalogue accompanying the exhibition; Cornerhouse (3 March – 22 April 2001), Arnolfini (18 March – 13 May 2001), Mead Gallery (6 October – 1 December 2001).
The first comprehensive account of the complex relations between legal process and performances. Through ten major principles of performance within law, it establishes how law itself is a performative mode of practice and reflects upon the co-dependence of law, performance and politics in celebrated works of theatre.
Bennett looks at the collaborative processes that intertwine these two cultural practices. She argues that discourses of performance studies can open up new avenues of inquiry about the production and reception of the museum experience and its place in contemporary culture.
Special Issue; Volume 25, Issue 3.
Rodenbeck offers a rigorous art historical reading of Kaprow’s project and related artworks. She finds that these experiential and experimental works offered not a happy communalism but a strong and canny critique of contemporary sociality. Happenings, she argues, were far more ambivalent, negative, and even creepy than they have been portrayed, either in contemporaneous accounts or in more recent efforts to connect them to contemporary art’s participatory strategies.
A book about theatricality and spectatorship in the early twenty-first century. In a wide-ranging analysis that draws upon theatrical, visual and philosophical approaches, it asks how spectators and audiences negotiate the complexities and challenges of contemporary experimental performance arts.
Collection of scores and texts markinf thirty years of Forced Entertainment. Contributors were invited to write about their experience of Forced Entertainment following one rule: each text must be exactly 365 words long.
Retrospective look at Performance Art in Vancouver, 1965 – 2000.