Michael Kirby (ed.): Happenings: An Illustrated Anthology (1965)

28 July 2017, dusan

The book analyzes happenings as a new form of theatre comparable to collage and “compartmented” theater. Largely composed of statements, scripts, and illustrations of happenings by Allan Kaprow, Red Grooms, Robert Whitman, Jim Dine, and Claes Oldenburg.

Written and edited by Michael Kirby
Publisher E.P. Dutton, New York, 1965
287 pages

Review: Kirkus Rev (n.d.).

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In Terms of Performance (2016–)

26 July 2017, dusan

A keywords anthology designed to provoke discovery across artistic disciplines.

In Terms of Performance is designed to generate shared literacies for how we understand the goals, skills, and artistic traditions of experimental interdisciplinary work. Over the past few years we have gathered essays and interviews from key artists, curators, presenters, and scholars whose work reflects on relations among visual art, theatrical, choreographic, and performance art practices. To seed the conversation, we created a list of keywords: common yet contested terms in our current context, when museums are incorporating ever more time-based art forms, theaters are commissioning visual art for their stages, and symposiums try to make sense of how this cross-pollination changes the nature of curating, collecting, producing, authoring, documenting, and commissioning. Some of these keywords are older terms that have been resuscitated and redefined; others have made an appearance only recently. Our goal was not to produce singular definitions nor to commission encyclopedic entries but to share perspectives from distinct locations.”

Terms: Act, Amateur, Character, Choreography, Collecting, Composition, Curating, Documentation, Duration, Ephemerality, Experience Economy, Improvisation, Installation, Live, Media, Narrative, Participation, Performativity, Postdramatic, Poststudio, Prop, Reenactment, Relational, Score, Site, Spectator, Theatricality, Virtuosity.

Edited by Shannon Jackson and Paula Marincola
Publisher Arts Research Center at University of California, Berkeley, and The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia, 2016

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Richard Kostelanetz: On Innovative Performance(s): Three Decades of Recollections on Alternative Theatre (1994)

21 July 2017, dusan

This collection of essays and notes focuses on individual performances and performers, providing a unique critical record of their work and of the movement. Vito Acconci, Lenny Bruce, Jean Dupuy, Karen Finley, Timothy Leary, The Living Theater, Robert Watts, Zaj, a.o.

Publisher McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 1994
ISBN 0899504736, 9780899504735
vi+276 pages

Review: Robert J. Hubbard (Text & Performance Quarterly, 1996).

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Out from Under: Texts by Women Performance Artists (1990)

12 July 2017, dusan

“A collection of performance scripts by women performance artists from write their own material – Holly Hughes, Laurie Anderson, Karen Finley, Rachel Rosenthal, Beatrice Roth, Laurie Carlos, Jessica Hagedorn, Robbie McCauley, Leeny Sack, Fiona Templeton and Lenora Champagne. An essential sourcebook for anyone interested in the intersection of feminism and performance art.”

Edited and with an Introduction by Lenora Champagne
Publisher Theatre Communications Group, New York, 1990
ISBN 1559360097
xiv+185 pages

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Annie Abrahams, Helen Varley Jamieson (eds.): CyPosium: The Book (2014)

12 November 2016, dusan

“In October 2012, a one-day online symposium created a platform for discussing the practice of cyberformance – live performance that uses internet technologies to connect remote participants. The 12-hour event featured 10 presentations and attracted an audience of over 100 from around the world who engaged in a lively, vibrant conversation. CyPosium – The Book presents a selection of artefacts from the CyPosium – presentation texts, chat log excerpts, discussion transcripts, edited email conversations, creative chat excerpt essays and illustrations – along with invited articles that respond to the event. The contributors hail from a wide range of artistic practice both online and offline, and their writing illustrates the hybridity of contemporary arts involving digital technologies.”

Contributors: Adriene Jenik, Alan Sondheim, Alberto Vazquez, Annie Abrahams, Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn, Cherry Truluck, Clara Gomes, Helen Varley Jamieson, James Cunningham, Joseph DeLappe, Liz Bryce, Maria Chatzichristodoulou, Maja Delak and Luka Prinčič, Miljana Perić, Rob Myers, Roger Mills, Ruth Catlow, Stephen A. Schrum and Suzon Fuks.

Publisher Link Editions, Brescia, with La Panacée, Centre de Culture Contemporaine, Montpellier, 2014
Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 International License
ISBN 9781291988925
171 pages

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