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This is Performance Art : Mel Brimfield

Posted on August 10 2016

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This is Performance Art : Mel Brimfield │By (author) Mel Brimfield


This is Performance Art is a detailed exploration of artist Mel Brimfield's practice in which she works with dancers, musicians, comedians and theatre makers in an exploration of twentieth century performance art. Mel Brimfield researches the historiography of performance art that feeds into her work, and uses humour and storytelling to explore and skew our understanding of the pieces. The book features meticulously drawn and painted posters and programmes for fictional interdisciplinary cabarets-together with costumes and props-which are produced alongside documentary style films and live works that playfully associate performance art with most significant cultural developments of the last 100 years. Low-end showbiz memoirs, sensationalist biographical documentaries and cheap-to-make TV clip programmes compiling lists of 'The 100 Top/Best/Greatest...' are referenced in the work alongside formal museological displays of performance ephemera and documentation.This is Performance Art is a must-have for art students and anyone with an interest in performance art, collaborative and contemporary art.


Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 187.96 x 238.76 x 12.7mm | 771.1g
  • Black Dog Publishing London UK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 190731735X
  • 9781907317354
  • 505,877


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