Edited by Amelia Jones and Adrian Heathfield
Bringing together contributors from dance, theatre, visual studies, and art history, Perform, Repeat, Record addresses the conundrum of how live art is positioned within history. Set apart from other art forms in that it may never be performed in precisely the same way twice, ephemeral artwork exists both at the time of its staging and long after in the memories of its spectators and their testimonies, as well as in material objects, visual media and text. These multiple occurrences and iterations offer new critical possibilities for thinking and writing the histories of performance. Among the numerous artists, theorists, and historians who contributed to this volume are Marina Abramović, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Rebecca Schneider, Boris Groys, Jane Blocker, Carolee Schneemann, Tehching Hsieh, Orlan, Tilda Swinton, and Jean-Luc Nancy.
Images and extract from the book below
Homepage image: Janez Janša, Maja, Veno, Janez, Vitomil, Simona, 2010. Photo: Nada Žgank. © the artist.
Perform, Repeat, Record: Live Art in History, Intellect Books and the University of Chicago Press (USA), 2012, 656 pages.