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“A Brief History of Performance Art: Part 1″ (Dick Whyte, 2010)

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

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“…I hereby would like to donate a packet of matches. This will do to burn up a part of the presented films, except the last one, made by VALIE EXPORT. Because it is not a film, it is herself and actually, the burning of witches is no common practice anymore (“In Vienna, nothing is common practice” according to Radanowicz). She is on stage and anyone who likes to may touch her.” (Valie Export, 1968)

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Valie Export - Action Pants: Genital Panic (1969)

Valie Export – Action Pants: Genital Panic (1969)

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Carolee Schneemann - Interior Scroll

Carolee Schneemann – Interior Scroll (1975)

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“I thought of the vagina in many ways– physically, conceptually: as a sculptural form, an architectural referent, the sources of sacred knowledge, ecstasy, birth passage, transformation. I saw the vagina as a translucent chamber of which the serpent was an outward model: enlivened by it’s passage from the visible to the invisible, a spiraled coil ringed with the shape of desire and generative mysteries, attributes of both female and male sexual power. This source of interior knowledge would be symbolized as the primary index unifying spirit and flesh in Goddess worship.” (Carolee Schneemann, 1975)

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Orlan

Orlan – The Reincarnation of Saint Orlan (1990 – present)

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“Freud, as brilliant as he was, defined just two types of female orgasm – vaginal and clitoral. To me, that’s like saying the world is flat!” (Annie Sprinkle, 7 Types of Female Orgasm)

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Annie Sprinkle - Public Cervix Announcement

Annie Sprinkle – Public Cervix Announcement (1990)

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“There’s certainly an interest in the old burlesque–I think because people want to hold on to the art form, to the creative ritual. A lot of strippers are performance artists. It’s an art form that’s here to stay, whether you like it or not. It started in the ’50s, with Dadaism and Fluxus, and took off in the ’60s with the hippies and the “happenings.” By the ’70s, it was so ubiquitous that it became a joke, but it’s overcome that.” (Annie Sprinkle, interview with Traci Vogel)

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Andrea Fraser - Untitled (2003)

Andrea Fraser – Untitled (2003)

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“My first thought was, If I’m going to have to sell it, I might as well sell it.” (Andrea Fraser, interviewed in the New York Times)

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Britney Spears – Untitled (2006)

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Lindsey Lohan - Untitled (2009)

Lindsey Lohan – Untitled (2006)

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Ashanti - Untitled (2009)

Ashanti – Untitled (2007)

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Paris Hilton – Untitled (2008)

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HOTLINKS

A Brief History of Performance Art (Part 2)

Dick Whyte Artist Blog

More HOT Performance Art

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