Thursday, May 10, 2012

Unsurprisingly I didn't get an answer

There was an article in the Register-Star about an artist opening some kind of performance art center in Hudson, NY (upstate,,,out in the sticks).

Not just any kind of performance art- this is marathon performance art.

The 65-year-old artist said the institute will be part art center, part school, for ephemera performances involving video, opera, film, music, dance and theater in an environment that erases the boundary between artist and viewer as both don white lab coats and interact constantly.

Due to the marathon nature of the works, tired or sleeping visitors reclining on “durational chairs” will be rolled by an attendant to a sleep area and rolled back when they awake,  all the while remaining a part of the performance piece.

Abramovic is famous for pushing the limits of her physical and mental endurance as a way of expanding her inner-most feelings and fears — and sometimes those of her viewers.

In one of her longest duration pieces, during a retrospective of her career at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2010, she sat in silence during the hours the museum was open, making eye contact with members of the public who sat across from her

Not only is she going to force the hicks and anyone else who see her to watch the entire boreing thing, but she's going to teach OTHERS how to do the same thing.

The article doesn't say- and I didn't get any replies to the e-mails I sent about four days ago asking---WHO is paying for this?
From the lack of information, I'm going to assume it's us.

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