Art Performance Media: 31 Interviews

Art Performance Media: 31 Interviews

by Nicholas Zurbrugg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816638322

ISBN-13: 9780816638321

Pub. Date: 06/03/2004

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Over the course of fifteen years, Nicholas Zurbrugg interviewed the avant-garde poets, filmmakers, dancers, writers, composers, and performance artists who were defying tradition, crossing genres, and forever changing how art would be created, performed, and interpreted. These conversations with thirty-one of the leading multimedia artists in the United States now…  See more details below

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Over the course of fifteen years, Nicholas Zurbrugg interviewed the avant-garde poets, filmmakers, dancers, writers, composers, and performance artists who were defying tradition, crossing genres, and forever changing how art would be created, performed, and interpreted. These conversations with thirty-one of the leading multimedia artists in the United States now form a comprehensive record, from the insiders' perspectives, of the most vital component of the postmodern American art world.Passionate about postmodernism and committed to innovative creativity, Zurbrugg asks these artists probing and insightful questions. How did their work evolve? Who most influenced them? How did they assess changes in contemporary art, and what did they think of each other's work? Which of their experiences had the most powerful effects on their creative development? What could lie ahead for American art? As these questions are answered by individual artists, the interviews also cumulatively address larger issues of artistic expression, including the idea of the avant-garde itself. The book features interviews with Kathy Acker, Charles Amirkhanian, Laurie Anderson, Robert Ashley, Beth B, David Blair, William S. Burroughs, Warren Burt, John Cage, Richard Foreman, Kenneth Gaburo, Diamanda Galás, John Giorno, Philip Glass, Brion Gysin, Dick Higgins, Jenny Holzer, Mike Kuchar, Robert Lax, Jackson Mac Low, Meredith Monk, Nam June Paik, Yvonne Rainer, Steve Reich, Rachel Rosenthal, Bill Viola, Larry Wendt, Emmett Williams, Robert Wilson, Nick Zedd, and Ellen Zweig. Introductory notes to each interview provide context and connect the work and experiences of various artists, and photographs of these artists contribute a significant visual element to the book. Nicholas Zurbrugg (1947-2001) was professor of English and cultural studies, as well as director of the Centre of Contemporary Arts, at De Montfort University in Leicester, England. He is the author of The Parameters of Postmodernism and Critical Vices: The Myths of Postmodern Theory.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816638321
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
06/03/2004
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Kathy Acker1
Charles Amirkhanian17
Laurie Anderson25
Robert Ashley35
Beth B47
David Blair57
William S. Burroughs69
Warren Burt91
John Cage101
Richard Foreman119
Kenneth Gaburo133
Diamanda Galas145
John Giorno157
Philip Glass173
Brion Gysin189
Dick Higgins197
Jenny Holzer213
Mike Kuchar223
Robert Lax233
Jackson Mac Low253
Meredith Monk273
Nam June Paik285
Yvonne Rainer295
Steve Reich307
Rachel Rosenthal315
Bill Viola331
Larry Wendt343
Emmett Williams359
Robert Wilson371
Nick Zedd381
Ellen Zweig391

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