The Live Art Almanac: Volume 4

The Live Art Almanac: Volume 4

by Lois Keidan (Editor)


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Drawing together all kinds of writing about and around Live Art, the Almanac is a resource for artists, writers, and students interested in the field of interdisciplinary, performance-based art.

The Live Art Development Agency’s international framework reflects the dynamic, international contexts in which Live Art and radical performance-based practices are happening and represents a range of writings from around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783193226
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication date: 09/27/2016
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lois Keidan is a co-founder and the Director of the Live Art Development Agency. She was Director of Live Arts at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London from 1992 to 1997. Prior to the ICA, she was responsible for national policy and provision for Performance Art and interdisciplinary practices at the Arts Council of Great Britain. In 1999, she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Dartington College of Arts, and in 2009, she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Queen Mary, University of London.

Table of Contents

Introduction Aaron Wright 7

Locating Performance 13

Producing with a Live Art Embrace Joon Lynn Goh 15

Producing Potentials for Empowerment Helena Walsh Benjamin Sebastian 21

Programming Risk Bojana Jankovic 24

Do With Me What You Will: An Exploration of Time and How We Share It Rich Yap 27

Blackface at the Tate: Artist Larry Achiampong on Britain's 'Others' Derica Shields 31

Live Art and the Institution: Tate Tanks Diana Damian 36

Under the Hollywood Sign Dino Dinco 40

Alphabet of Festivals Tim Etchells 48

LUPA11 Brings Performance Art to a Garage in Bethnal Green Joanna Kindeberg 55

Amusing and Delicious Art River Lin 58

On Making Performance Visible Diana Damian 61

Bodies? On? Stage? Human play of Forced Entertainment Jan Suk 64

The Performer in Live Art Laura Burns 72

(After) Love at Last Sight… Nezaket Ekici Shaheen Merali 76

Marcia Farquhar, The Long Haul, Palo Alto, June 2013 Geraldine Harris 83

In Bed with a Domestic Terrorist: Mental, the vacuum cleaner, and Me Maddy Costa 86

Working with Stories of Other People's Traumatic Experience: Questions of Responsibility as an Artist Dominic Thorpe 95

Outside the Box: Rethinking how Museums present Disability Richard Sandell Mat Fraser 98

Anatomy of falling Amy Sharrocks 101

Performance Under Attack: Part 1 109

The State of Detention: Performance, Politics and the Cuban Public Coco Fusco 111

Afghan Artist Dons Armour to Counter Men's Street Harassment Emma Graham-Harrison 116

Ai Weiwei is back in production with his Fake studio and his team of assistants. What does art mean now to the dissident? Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore 119

Reverend Billy Talen Faces a Year in Prison for Protesting in a Chase Bank Peter Rugh 126

Earlobe-slicing artist Petr Pavlensky: 'I feel excellent' Marina Galperina 129

Pussy Riot: The Jailhouse Interview Michael Idov 134

Performance Under Attack: Part 2-Exhibit B 139

Exhibit B press release Barbican 141

Edinburgh's Most Controversial Show: Exhibit B, a Human Zoo John O'Mahony 147

Exhibit B Selina Thompson 150

Exhibit B: Artists Must Have the Right to Shock Manick Govinda 155

Blood on the Tarmac Brett Bailey 158

Exhibit B: Offensive or Harmful? Ria Hartley 162

Speaking Up, Speaking Out 169

Venice International Performance Art Week artists answer to the question "What is Performance Art?" Santiago Cao Paul Carter BBB Johannes Deimling Francesca Fini Helena Goldwater Snezana Golubovic Francesco Kiais Jason Lim Macarena Perich Rosas Gonzalo Rabanal Rebecca Weeks Alexandra Zierle 171

This is Performance Art Marilyn Arsem 174

Taxonomies of UK Performance Art: Absence, Eradication and Reclamation Helena Goldwater 175

Catching Up On Our Own History: Performance Art and Cultural Amnesia Diana Smith 180

Man O Man Mish Grigor 185

Fan Letter to Matthew Barney Natalie Thomas 190

An Open Letter to an Open Letter Ann Magnuson 194

Facebook posts Wendy Houstoun 196

The Audience Does Not Exist Vaughan Pilikian 199

Acknowledgement Speech of Frie Lcysen Receiving the Erasmus Prize 12 November 2014 Frie Leysen 201

In the Age of the Cultural Olympiad, We're All Public Performers Claire Bishop 205

Iniva: Fit For Purpose? Morgan Quaintance 207

Show Me the Money 215

You Show Me Yours… Bryony Kimmings 217

Action Hero How to Make a Living as an Artist Action Hero James Stenhouse 223

Death by Luxury: The Threat to Culture and the Power of Coffins in the Street Ben Walters 227

A Live Art Gala Mary Paterson 232

My Housemate Works in Arts Fundraising Megan Vaughan 236

Art at Work Rachel Porter 239

BDZ: Boycott Zabludowicz 241

High Art in Low Places & Low Art in High Places 245

How can a Tattoo be seen as a Work of Art? Dominic Johnson 247

Unfinished Revolutions: Oreet Ashery's Party for Freedom Nathaniel Budzinski 250

Christeene's Drag Terrorism is Creating a Cult Following Amelia Abraham 256

Music is Like a Bird in My Mouth Dat I Didn't Know I Had: Christeene tells Ben Walters about Art, Fashion, Chickens and that 'Empty Bucket Feelin' Ben Walters 260

Camp/Anti Camp Vaginal Davis 262

Truth in Gender: Wu Tsang and boychild on the Question of Queemess Hili Perlson 268

Mykki Blanco interview: 'I'm basically just doing glam rock' Steph Kretowicz 273

Kembra Pfahler on her Performance Art Class, Feminism, and Redesigning the Planet Tea Hacic 278

Ali G With an MFA: Q+A With Hennessy Youngman Brian Boucher 282

The Resurrection Game: Flow Dickie Beau Brought Marilyn and Judy Back to Life Dickie Beau 286

Reviews 289

Criticism Andy Field 291

Tempting Failure 2013 Natalie Raven 293

Dana Michel: Yellow Towel Selina Thompson 297

Is He for Real? The Blurry Boundaries of Contemporary Performance Amy Sherlock 299

Project O Goes Large: SWAGGA and Benz Punany Charlotte Richardson Andrews 305

Big Hits - GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN, Soho Theatre [or: review as object lesson in why self-reflexivity isn't as good as getting to the point] Andrew Haydon 307

Camera Lucida, a Truly Spine-tingling Experience John O'Mahony 313

Kein Applaus für Scheisse at IBT13 Maddy Costa 316

Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above; This is How we Die for a Second Time; A Third Time Megan Vaughan 318

Paper Stages at Edinburgh Daniel B. Yates Catherine Love Lois Jeary Rosanna Hall 321

Review of Access All Areas: Live Art and Disability and M21: From the Medieval to the 21st Century Petra Kupper 325

Review of Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey, edited Dominic Johnson David Getsy 328

Dearly Departed 331

Mike Kelley Obituary Michael McNay 333

Nigel Charock 1960-2012 Lloyd Newso 335

Rose Finn-Kelcey Obituary Guy Brett 338

Monica Ross: An Act of Memory Lois Keidan 340

RT.P. Frank Moore June 25th 1946 - October 14th 2013: American Hero, Revolutionary Artist, Shaman, Poet, Wounded Healer & Great LUVeR Susan Bl 344

Ian White (1971-2013) Emily Roysdon 348

José Esteban Muñoz (1967-2013) Jennifer Doyle Tavia Nyong'o 350

Remembering Wojciech Krukowski (1944-2014), the founder of Akademia Ruchu (Academy of Movement) Krystyna Lipinska Illakowicz 353

Professor Stuart Hall: Sociologist and Pioneer in the Field of Cultural Studies whose Work Explored the Concept of Britishness Marcus Williamson 354

In Memoriam: Adrian Howells (9 April 1962-16 March 2014) Dee Hedd 357

Ian Smith Neil Butler 360

Joan Rivers Karen Finley 363

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