Dance is a type of art that generally involves movement of the body, often rhythmic and to music. * Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence. * Theatre (also theater in American is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience Of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. History The term “Performance Art” got its Start in the asses in the United States.
It was originally used to describe any live artistic event that included poets, musicians, film makers, etc. – in addition to visual artists. If you weren’t around during the asses, you missed a vast array of “Happenings,” “Events” and Fluxes “concerts,” to name just a few of the descriptive words that were used. It’s worth noting that, even though we’re referencing the asses here, there were earlier precedents for Performance Art. The live performances of the Dadaists, in particular, meshed poetry and the visual arts.
The German Bauhaus, founded in 1919, included a heater workshop to explore relationships between space, sound and light. The Black Mountain College (founded (in the United States] by Bauhaus instructors exiled by the Nazi Party), continued incorporating theatrical studies with the visual arts – a good 21) years before the asses Happenings happened. You may also have heard of “Beatniks” – stereotypically: cigarette-smoking, sunglasses and black-beret-wearing, poetry-spouting coffeehouse frequenters of the late asses and early asses.
Though the term hadn’t yet been coined, all of these were runners of Performance Art By 1970, Performance Art was a global term, and its definition a bit more specific. “Performance Art” meant that it was live, and it was art, not theater. Performance Art also meant that it was art that could not be bought, sold or traded as a commodity. Actually, the latter sentence is of major importance. Performance artists saw (and see) the movement as a means of taking their art directly to a public forum, thus completely eliminating the need for galleries, agents, brokers, tax accountants and any Other aspect Of capitalism.
It’s a sort of social commentary on the purity of art, you see. In addition to visual artists, poets, musicians and film makers, Performance Art in the asses now encompassed dance (song and dance, yes, but don’t forget it’s not “theater’). Sometimes all of the above will be included in a performance “piece” (you just never know). Since Performance Art is live, no two performances are ever exactly the same. The asses also saw the heyday of “Body Art” (an offshoot of Performance Art), which began in the asses.
In Body Art, the artist’s own flesh (or he flesh of others) is the canvas. Body Art can range from covering volunteers with blue paint and then having them writhe on a canvas, to self-mutilation in front to an audience. (Body Art is often disturbing, as you may well imagine. ) Additionally, the 19705 saw the rise of the autobiography being incorporated into a performance piece. This kind of story-telling is much more entertaining to most people than, say, seeing someone shot with a gun. (This actually happened, in a Body Art piece, in Venice, California, in 1971. The autobiographical pieces re also a great platform for presenting one’s views on social causes or issues Since the beginning of the 1 sass, Performance Art has increasingly incorporated technological media into pieces – mainly because we have acquired exponential amounts of new technology. Recently, in fact, an ass’s pop musician made the news for Performance Art pieces Which use a [email protected] Powering presentation as the crux of the performance. Where Performance Art goes from here is only a matter Of combining technology and imagination.
In Other words, there are no foreseeable boundaries for Performance Art. Characteristics of Performing Arts ; Performance Art is live. ; Performance Art has no rules or guidelines. It is art because the artist says it is art. It is experimental. ; Performance Art is not for sale. It may, however, sell admission tickets and film rights. ; Performance Art may be comprised of painting or sculpture (or both), dialogue, poetry, music, dance, opera, film footage, turned on television sets, laser lights, live animals and fire. Or all of the above, There are as many variables as there are artists. Performance Art is a estimate artistic movement. It has longevity (some performance artists, in fact, have rather large bodies of work) and is a degreed course of study in many post- secondary institutions. ; Dada, Futurism, the Bauhaus and the Black Mountain College all inspired and helped pave the way for performance Art, ; performance Art is closely related to Conceptual Art. Both Fluxes and Body Art are types of Performance Art. ; Performance Art may be entertaining, amusing, shocking or horrifying. No matter which adjective applies, it is meant to be memorable.