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Contract With The Skin: Masochism, Performance Art, and the 1970


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Focusing on 1970s performance artists Vito Acconci, Gina Pane, Chris Burden, and Marina Abramovic and Ulay, as well as those with similar sensibilities from the 1980s onwards, this book provides photographic documentation of performances, quotations from interviews with the artists, and an analysis of the institutionalised forms of masochism for which the performances are metaphors.

University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1998, 129 pages, 36 black and white photographs, 25.5 cm x 17.9 cm.

ISBN 978-0816628872