|Still from Patty Chang, Eels|
Monday, March 31, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Chris Burden uses 10 second TV spots to disrupt complacent television viewers.
In 1973 Chris Burden conceives the work Through the Night Softly, to be inserted during 10 seconds amongst the regular Tv advertisements, "4 times a week for 4 weeks".
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Kaprow may have made the term, and the idea of blurring the boundary of art and life, popular but he was the first to admit that he wasn’t the only one or the first working in this way.
The happening had its roots in Hugo Ball’s Dada Cabaret Voltaire,Surrealist performances and the Italian Futurists in the early years of the twentieth century. Creating art out of life was first proposed as the gesamstkunstwerk (total art work) by Richard Wagner (yes, Wagner the opera composer) in the Art-Work of the Future in 1849-50.
Video above is a biography of Sadie and is created in the style she became very well known for using a Fisher Price Pixelvision toy camera. The bio below was taken from Video Data Bank. You can view short clips of Sadie's work online http://www.vdb.org/artists/sadie-benning
Born 1973 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sunday, March 23, 2014
WILLIAM POPE.L -- Wants Cleveland to PULLhttp://www.coolcleveland.com/blog/2013/06/video-william-pope-l-wants-cleveland-to-pull/
“Art has utility,” he said. “In museums, it’s muffled, it’s protected. By taking it outside of its protective context, like a ball, you can get more out of it. It’ll get scuffed up, but you can fix it with duct tape.”
In PULL! - A truck weighing 10 TONS, 25 miles, east side to west side, 3 days will be PULLED by community members in Cleveland. Theme of project is WORK. Make people think about Work and Pulling Together. A testament to the power of shared labor.
Pope.L and SPACES have solicited photographs and stories regarding work from Clevelanders from diverse economic and racial backgrounds. Photographs and images have also been created at six community workshops in various Cleveland neighborhoods. The photographs will then be woven together with black and white images from Cleveland’s history into a long video that will be projected onto a screen on the back of a mobile truck.
Pull! took place June 7-9 of 2013, as part of the 25th anniversary of the Cleveland Performance Art Festival.
GREAT links, photographs, video, etc. http://www.marthagarzon.com/contemporary_art/category/performance-art/
|Rebecca Horn, Finger Gloves 1972|
|Rebecca Horn, Pencil Mask 1972|
|Rebecca Horn (not in photo) Overflowing Blood Machine 1970|
Friday, March 21, 2014
|Atsuko Tanaka, Electric Dress (1956)|
This work from 1973 explores the artist's fascination with issues of identity including gender and race. This video documents her process and performance. She dresses as a man, goes into the street and experiences being a male rather than a female. How does one's gender inform who we are and how we are viewed?
|Adrian Piper from Mythic Being, 1973|