Being in Time Performance Art

Being in Time Performance Art

by Marty St James St James
Being in Time Performance Art

Being in Time Performance Art

by Marty St James St James


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So what is Performance art? The author-artist Marty St James mixes experiences and personal memories with definitions and historical contexts, shining a light on what Performance art is really all about. You get to know what is going on in the artists head as he battles his way forwards, the absurdities, the failures and the successes of a living Performance artist.
By way of actual examples of artist's works, ideas and insights he takes us on a journey through the magical and the extreme. It introduces the reader to the specific and wider aspects of what is involved and ways in which the art form has wider implications of living life through the creative experience. It touches on some of the more bizarre and crazy aspects of Performance art via surprisingly hilarious stories. Like St James living as a Radish for two years and his appearance on the 1970's reality TV quiz show, Mr and Mrs. And the art schools do not escape criticism, being unable to cope with the lived experience of Performance art. Written for anyone who wants the inside experiential knowledge on what Performance art really is.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781999764319
Publisher: Zidane Press
Publication date: 07/30/2020
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Fine artist Marty St. James works in a range of contemporary media including performance art, photography, digital video and drawings.

His exhibitions, collections and screenings have been included in the Tate (London), Pompidou Centre (Paris), Museum of Photography (Tokyo), National Centre for Contemporary Art (Moscow), Chelsea Art Museum (New York City), Tigre Museum (Buenos Aires), Redtory (Beijing), Blink Gallery (Hong Kong) and AIP Gallery (Guangzhou).
He lives and works in London and France. Marty St James is the Emeritus Professor of Fine art at
the University of Hertfordshire.

Read an Excerpt

Marty St. James' stories uncover what performance art is all about, taking readers right into the experience of it. In his singular style, St. James animates his personal memoires that span from the 1970s to today, with the unexpected, humour and realities of the world. This is a serious book that entertains!
Nina Colosi, Founder/Director, Streaming Museum

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 History 8

2 Art School 17

3 Art in the flesh 37

4 Impermanence 46

5 Other contemporary elements 54

6 Being a radish 62

7 Social Space (and other Tours) 85

8 Being in Time (manifestos) 100

9 The 80's and onwards 112

10 Extremes 129

11 Conclusion 136

12 And Finally 139

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