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Unformatted text preview: 2008-03-31Performance Art1. Historical Background / InfluencesA. Platform / Solo Performance (late 19century)Literary: Lectures, solo readings of literature, storytelling, monologuesDefined as education rather than theatreB. Dada (early 20C)Truth is an impossibilityC. Changes in art world (1950s)3D paintings, kinetic sculpturesD. Josef Svoboda (late 1950s)Multi media performancesPolyekran: filmed material, multiple screens, multiple speedsLaterna Magica: Combination of live actors and film2. Historical Background: HappeningsA. Allan KaprowPainter1959: 18 Happenings in 6 PartsB. General CharacteristicsMultimedia events-Broke down barriers between the artsProcess over productExperience over meaningReception over intentBlurring line between audience / participants / creatorsUndermine professionalism / technique3. Early Collaboration: Cage, Cunningham, RauschenbergA. John CageComposerWhat is music?...
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- Fall '08