Each interview is preceded by an overview of the artist's work, and the volume itself is introduced by a thoughtful critical essay on performance art and oral history. The conversational tone of the interviews renders complex ideas and theoretical propositions accessible, making this an ideal book for students of Theatre and Performance, as well as for artists, scholars and general readers.
|Publisher:||Macmillan Education UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2015|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- 1. The Escape Artist: An Interview with Ulay.- 2. Hiding in Plain Sight: An Interview with Anne Bean.- 3. Boxing Clever: An Interview with Kipper Kids.- 4. Positive Surrender: An Interview with BREYER P-ORRIDGE.- 5. Slave to Love: An Interview with Sheree Rose.- 6. The Designated Mourner: An Interview with Penny Arcade.- 7. Capricorn on Fire: An Interview with Ann Magnuson.- 8. The Accidental Goddess: An Interview with Joey Arias.- 9. Perverse Martyrologies: An Interview with Ron Athey.- 10. The Skin of the Theatre: An Interview with Julia Bardsley.- 11. You Made Me Love You: An Interview with David Hoyle.- 12: Held: An Interview with Adrian Howells.- Epilogue.- Further Reading.- Bibliography.
What People are Saying About This
A must-read. Johnson is a sensitive and well-informed interviewer, who manages to solicit from his conversation partners extensive and frank accounts. They remind us that for these artists performance is not just an ephemeral act but a life-long practice that has profound material and immaterial consequences for those who commit to it.' - Heike Roms, Aberystwyth University, UK
'Dominic Johnson demonstrates admirably how asking performance artists the right questions can be a highly effective critical research tool. Acutely attuned to broader issues of contemporary live art and performance culture and its histories, as well as intimately acquainted with the distinctive practices of his interlocutors, he succeeds in drawing out rich oral testimonies from a range of landmark figures which form their very own, immensely engaging living history of performance art.' - Nicholas Whybrow, University of Warwick, UK