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On Edge: Performance at the End of the Twentieth Century [Paperback]

By C. Carr (Author)
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Through her engaged and articulate essays in the Village Voice, C. Carr has emerged as the cultural historian of the New York underground and the foremost critic of performance art. On Edge brings together her writings to offer a detailed and insightful history of this vibrant brand of theatre from the late 70s to today. It represents both Carr's analysis as a critic and her testament as a witness to performances which, by their very nature, can never be repeated.

Carr has organized this collection both chronologically and thematically, ranging from the emphasis on bodily manipulation/endurance in the 70s to the underground club scene in New York to an insider's analysis of the Tompkins Square Riot as a manifestation of the cultural and social conflicts that underlie much of performance art. She examines the transgressive and taboo-shattering work of Ethyl Eichelberger, Karen Finley, and Holly Hughes; documents specific performances by Annie Sprinkle and Lydia Lunch; and maps the development of such artists as Robbie McCauley, Blue Man Group, and John Jesurun. She also describes the "cross-over" phenomenon of the mid-80s and considers the far-right backlash against this mainstreaming as cultural reactionaries sought to curb the influence of these new artists.

CONTRIBUTORS: Linda Montano, Chris Burden, G.G Allin, Jean Baudrillard, Patty Hearts, Dan Quayle, Anne Magnouson, John Jesurun, John Kelly, Shu Lea Changvv, Diamanda Galas, Salley May, Rafael Mantanez Ortiz, Sherman Fleming, Kristine Stiles, Laurie Carlos, Jessica Hafedorn, Robbie McCormick, Karen Finley, Poopo Shiraishi, Donna Henes, Holey Hughe, Ela Troyano, Michael Smith, Harry Koipper, John Sex, Nina Jagen, Ethyl Eichelberge, Marina Abramovic, Ulay.

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Studio: Wesleyan
Pages   357
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.96" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.92"
Weight:   1.07 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 31, 1993
Publisher   Wesleyan
ISBN  0819562696  
ISBN13  9780819562692  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! C. CARR is a staff writer for The Village Voice. She also writes about performance art and culture for ArtForum, LA Weekly, Interview, and Mirabella.

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > General
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Performing Arts > Theater > General
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Drama > History

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A Must-Read for Tactical Media, Street Artists and Alternate Reality Game (ARG) Designers  May 29, 2010
Last year, I attended Come Out & Play, a festival of outdoor and alternate reality games, a growing genre of often technologically-enabled games that take place in the real world. The lower Manhattan venues at which this distributed event was hosted were, in some cases, the very same locales where some of the performance art described in C. Carr's "On Edge" took place. Having been in New York at that time, and attended some of the "happenings" she described, I was amazed at how much this innovative new movement has in common, unbeknownst to itself, with this historical but often forgotten moment in intangible art. Indeed, there is one piece Carr describes which is so similar to Blast Theory's "Uncle Roy All Around You" it's uncanny. Anyway, for anyone working on tactical media, street art, or pervasive/locative games, ARG's, etc., this book will provide some valuable insight into contemporary practices through reflection past experimentation.

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