Friday, May 18, 2007

Performance Art

Because some of the artists that I felt we had to represent are performance artists, video
and stills from their Live Performance was collected and then presented as documentation
of the original event. This is a retrospective. Therefore, no performance artists in "real time"
have been included. There was a panel of a few of us arguing the pros and cons and frankly I
felt that to subject a performance artists to masses of people who would not be focused on their art
          form would be mixing still life and 3D.
The concept of this particular exhibition is "Visual Hall of Fame," if you will of the women form
           the historical period of the mid to late 20th century and the
           early 21st century.
But, and this an important but, the theme for this specific section of the exhibition was
designed around artists that create with the female body, their own or another woman's as the
           central material.
As I walked Kyle through the intoxicating maze of the Body of Woman, I saw him in a new light.
           He was humbled. He was entranced. He was disturbed.
First up was work represented by Valie Export… one of the early radical performance artists
that sent ideological shock waves through the patriarchal male-defined image of woman as object.
Whether inflicting pain, not as a masochistic act, but as "signs of history revealed in actions
           involving the body"…. or tattooing a garter on her thigh in
           1970 as a "sign of past enslavement," Valie Export was one
           of the liberators of the female body (a woman who my
           friend Santa calls a true originator).
We walked on. We stopped. There were moments of quiet as we stood in front of the paintings by
           Marlene Dumas specifically from the series Strippinggirls
           because there were no words as he drank in "Cleaning the
           Pole", "Cracking the Whip", and "Caressing the Pole."
From a representation of one of Vanessa Beecroft's live installations (Show.1998) to
           representations of Carolee Schneemann, Kyle was drawn to
           the inspiration that Schneemann has clearly had on Body
           Art as a medium. When we arrived at the powerful images
           of Hannah Wilke , "I- Object", there were tears as he had to
           sit and collect himself after having viewed Hannah's "Intra-
           Venus" series which documents the artists' real life battle            with cancer.
After Kyle's experience with Wilke's use of the genre, I dropped him smack dab into the Digi-
           universe of Natacha Merritt. Some people have referred to
           her work as pornography. My friend Isabel calmly
           remarked, 'Stay neutral Clyde or else you can't represent
           the artists equally.' Kyle cracked a smile, as I thought he
           would, when I pulled my hands from his eyes after I had
           gotten him in the perfect position to experience this artist.
           Guys always smile when they view Merritt's photographs.
           Women are on all sides of the fence on this one, that's one
           of the reasons I wanted to include her. This work causes
           debate amongst feminists who surprise themselves by their
           reaction to these intimate sexual details.
One performance that I daresay Santa will be more than happy to have missed would have to be
           when in 1994 the performance artist Elke Krystufek
           masturbated in front of guests, even her mother, at the
           opening of the group exhibition "JETZTZEIT." But the
           question asked by a few that were actually there is what
           resonates with me still. And that question is, 'Was I, the
           spectator, the voyeur in this piece, or was it I who was the
           object of desire for Krystufek?'
There is more to see than can be shown in a couple of hours so I decided to end the tour for Kyle
           with the power house duo of Shirin Neshat and Ghada
           Amer. It really is hard to follow the impact of them
           together. He grabbed my hand and asked, 'Will you show
           me more? I know there is more why stop?' I honestly
           responded, 'There's always more art Kyle. Come back on
           Saturday and if you really want to see more then you will
           want to make the effort to show up.' 'I'll be here by 8
           sharp,' was his declaration. I left him with, '9 sharp would
           be better.'

33 comments:

toritattoo said...

Thank you. You always send me looking up these artists and genres and hungry for more.

spinachluvr said...

I'm on the side of the fence that Ms. Merritt is definitely her own porn star. But I'm ok with it as long as she's not hooked on drugs.

kat said...

LOVE Marlene Dumas... She is amazing.

spinachluvr said...

more thoughts:

kudos to Ms. Merritt for creating/dream/fulfulling her own fantasies rather than being handed them

there is a gap which results from her sharing intimate details are our readiness to receive these intimate details. when you do not know anything about a person and you get these details it is TMI. you skip the dance of two-way communication, the dance that brings intimacy.

by sharing intimate details with those who don't know her, Ms. Merritt is creating a power gap, between her and the viewer. kudos to her since she is on top and shifting power and calling historical power differentials into question.

personally, however, i do not feel comfortable being on the receiving end of that power play. this is because intimacy means different things to me and I am not in a position to share back, all I do is receive.

I can see why men might smile because they can see this gap and think it is fun to be on the receiving end of the power gap in such a medulla oblungata fashion.

Anonymous said...

Hi Clyde! It seems as though things are progressing nicely with Kyle. I'm glad he was humbled in the presesnce of such powerful, brave artists. It takes a certain sensitivity to appreciate such beauty. I am equally glad you kept the upper hand when deciding a meeting time--Santa and I are impressed with your preservation of self in this relationship. Go GGIIRRRRLL! Unfortunately Lily and Ben will not be able to attend this exhibit. It will be a few years until I am ready to explain the finer points of masturbation to my daughter. As for my son, well...let's just say boys find these things out on their own...and very early! (Ben turned one last week). I'll come with Santa, she offers unique perspective. We'll see you later for that glass of wine you promised. I Love you! Ellen

Anonymous said...

looooooooooooved the entry!!!!! i think that the pics very good!!!!! love the part 'bout how that 1 person m-bating 4 her art show!!!! what a way 4 preformance art!!!!!! i think that kyle likes or he just like the art that u show him, so 2 him!!!!!
mkgtweety

Lisa said...

Well said, spinachluvr!

caio said...

hey Clyde! love you blog!

Anonymous said...

I never even seen anything of performing art, shame on me... sounds interesting tho.

Have a nice evening!
love, Indra

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