Performance Artists Talking in the Eighties / Linda M. Montano.
- Reprint 2019
- Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 
1 online resource (553 pages)
- Performance art -- United States.
Performance artists -- Interviews -- United States.
Performance artists -- United States -- Interviews.
- In English.
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- Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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- Performance artist Linda Montano, curious about the influence childhood experience has on adult work, invited other performance artists to consider how early events associated with sex, food, money/fame, or death/ritual resurfaced in their later work. The result is an original and compelling talking performance that documents the production of art in an important and often misunderstood community. Among the more than 100 artists Montano interviewed from 1979 to 1989 were John Cage, Suzanne Lacy, Faith Ringgold, Dick Higgins, Annie Sprinkle, Allan Kaprow, Meredith Monk, Eric Bogosian, Adrian Piper, Karen Finley, and Kim Jones. Her discussions with them focused on the relationship between art and life, history and memory, the individual and society, and the potential for individual and social change. The interviews highlight complex issues in performance art, including the role of identity in performer-audience relationships and art as an exploration of everyday conventions rather than a demonstration of virtuosity.
Introduction: Shall We Talk? Linda M. Montano Performs Autobiographical Voices
PART ONE. Sex
PART TWO. Food
PART THREE. Money/fame
PART FOUR. Ritual/death
Afterword: Quicksilver and Revelations: Performance Art at the End of the Twentieth Century
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- De Gruyter.
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- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1525/9780520919662 doi
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- Restricted for use by site license.
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