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Performance Artists Talking in the Eighties


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An influential artist and writer on performance, Linda Montano has pursued her own practice of art in everyday life since 1966. This book draws on her interviews with more than 100 artists where they discuss childhood experiences of sex, food, fame and death and how they inform their adult work.

Includes essays by: Christine Tamblyn, Moira Roth, Laura Cottingham, Lucy R. Lippard and Kristine Stiles.Artists interviewed include: John Cage, Suzanne Lacy, Carolee Schneemann, Lydia Lunch, Robert Ashley, Hermann Nitsch, Faith Ringgold, Dick Higgins, Annie Sprinkle, Allan Kaprow, Meredith Monk, Marina Abramovic, Fiona Templeton Eric Bogosian, Adrian Piper, Karen Finley and Kim Jones.

University of California Press, London, 2000, 537 pages, 26 black and white photographs, 23.2cm x 15.9cm.

ISBN 978-0520210226