I, I am, I am here, I am speaking here

Bartram, Angela and O'Neill, Mary (2013) I, I am, I am here, I am speaking here. [Performance]

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Item Type:Performance
Item Status:Live Archive

Abstract

Performance art fetishizes the present and presence; the moment of viewing, hearing, and seeing, is consecrated as the ultimate encounter with the work. The ‘stripped down’ work, often devoid of the distancing mechanisms of visual representation, offers a corporeal experience, a raw energy that may only otherwise be available in the artist studio in the moment of execution of a work.

This work by BartramO’Neill explores the notion of presence through the performance of a work through the medium of ‘other bodies’. These bodies are not actors – they will not be given an opportunity to learn lines, read scripts, have prior knowledge of plot or denouement, but will follow instructions blindly in an act of trust.

Keywords:live art, documentation, performance, Bartram, O'Neill, bartramoneill.com
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Fine Arts)
ID Code:12659
Deposited On:10 Dec 2013 09:02

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