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Performing participations #4

Taeyoon Choi
October 06, 2015

Performing participations #4

Taeyoon Choi

October 06, 2015


  1. Body Body is a very versatile interface. It has input

    and output, as well as the ability to hold memory, store information and process complex programs at the same time. It maybe the most complex machinery. ! Body is also a cultural object, it inherits identity and embodies cultural context. Body is never without history. Because of this lineage, body is often a site of confrontation and contestation. ! Body is an artistic medium, it’s a tool for expression and representation.
  2. Documentation Documentation is an important part of performance, it’s a

    vehicle for making art history, recreating the experience of live event. It is also an artifact and archive of time lived.
  3. Myth We will focus on two artist, one is a

    shaman and the other the therapist. Both artists are prolific and significant, one focus on art’s symbolic power and the other use art to heal.
  4. Re-enactment Re-enactment is one way of preserving and presenting performance

    art work. There are various approaches like staging the same work as close to the original as possible, or reinterpreting the work as new work. ! For next week’s class, you will create a re-enactment or recreation of a work by Beuys or Clark.

    Searching For Field Character, 1973/74
  6. “True participation is open and we will never be able

    to know what we give to the spectator-author.” Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Letters, 1968-69
  7. “I don’t even put on my masks and clothes, but

    I hope someone will come along and give meaning to the formulation.”
  8. “And the more diverse the lived experiences are, the more

    open is the proposition and it is therefore more important.”
  9. Utopia can be an exploratory process, organic and evolutionary as

    opposed to definitive and rigid structure.