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Unformatted text preview: Performance Art 1. Historical Background / Influences A. Platform / Solo Performance (late 19 . century) Literary: Lectures, solo readings of literature, storytelling, monologues Defined as education rather than “theatre” B. Dada (early 20 . C) Truth is an impossibility C. Changes in art world (1950s) 3D paintings, kinetic sculptures D. Josef Svoboda (late 1950s) Multi media performances Polyekran: filmed material, multiple screens, multiple speeds Laterna Magica: Combination of live actors and film 2. Historical Background: Happenings A. Allan Kaprow Painter 1959: 18 Happenings in 6 Parts B. General Characteristics Multimedia events-Broke down barriers between the arts Process over product Experience over meaning Reception over intent Blurring line between audience / participants / creators Undermine professionalism / technique 3. Early Collaboration: Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg A. John Cage Composer What is music?...
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course ECON 306k taught by Professor Krasner during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '08