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Live art in the UK : contemporary performances of precarity / edited by Maria Chatzichristodoulou.

London : Methuen Drama, 2020.
Physical Description:
ix, 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Reference Library
NX600.P47 L58 2020 (LC)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
"Since entering the performance lexicon in the 1970s, the term Live Art has been used to describe a diverse but interrelated array of performance practices and approaches. This volume offers a contextual and critical introduction to the scene of contemporary Live Art in Britain. Focusing on key artists whose prolific body of work has been vital to the development of contemporary practice, this collection studies the landscape of Live Art in the UK today and illuminates its origins, as well as particular concerns and aesthetics. The introduction to the volume situates Live Art in relation to other areas of artistic practice and explores the form as a British phenomenon. It considers questions of cultural specificity, financial and institutional support, and social engagement, by tracing the work and impact of key organizations on the UK scene: the Live Art Development Agency, SPILL Festival of Performance and Compass Live Art. Across three sections, leading scholars offer case studies exploring the practice of key artists Tim Etchells, Marisa Carnesky, Marcia Farquhar, Franko B, Martin O'Brien, Oreet Ashery, David Hoyle, Jordan McKenzie, and Cosey Fanni Tutti"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Terms:
Art de performanceGrande-Bretagne.
Great Britain.
Performing arts -- Great Britain.
Performing arts -- Great Britain.
Performing arts.
Chatzichristodoulou, Maria, editor.

  • Live art in the UK : shaping a field / Maria Chatzichristodoullou
  • All we have is words, all we have is worlds - language, looping and the work of Tim Etchells / Sara Jane Bailes
  • Marisa Carnesky : Showwoman / Roberta Mock
  • Marcia Farquhar : divergent auto/biographies and lines of hope / Deirdre Heddon
  • The gold standard : the performances of Franko B / Dominic Johnson
  • Sparkles and sputum : the sick body of Martin OBrien / Gianna Bouchard
  • The artist is no longer present : encounter, assembly and withdrawal in the work of Oreet Ashery / Joanna Linsley
  • Just a camp laugh? David Hoyles Laden Levity / Gavin Butt
  • Jordan Mckenzie : three works / Katie Beswick
  • Performance and prostitution : the magazine actions of Cosey Fanni Tutti / Eleanor Roberts.