In Other Los Angeleses: Multicentric Performance Art
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407 pages. First edition (first printing). Near fine in a cloth covers with silver lettering on spine. No dust jacket, as issued. Bookseller Inventory # 140185
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Cheng describes performance art as "an intermedia visual art form that uses theatrical elements in presentation." Performance art, which uses the living body as its central medium, occurs only "here" and only "now." Because it is intentionally volatile, highly adaptable, and often site-specific, with emphasis on audience interaction, context is inseparable from the work itself. When Cheng writes about Suzanne Lacy or Tim Miller, Johanna Went or Oguri and Renzoku, Sacred Naked Nature Girls or osseus labyrint, she is conscious of her role in extending their creative expression.
As members of the "virtual audience," readers and viewers of other documentation concerning performance art are arrayed outside the center represented by a given artist and the circle represented by the immediate witnesses to a performance, but all may entertain what Cheng calls a conceptual ownership of the work. A person who reads about a performance, she says, may feel more affected by this virtual encounter than a person who has seen it live, and may reimagine it as a "prosthetic performance." Cheng's writing draws us into the many centers where a vibrant contemporary art phenomenon and a fascinating urban environment interact.
Published in association with the Southern California Studies Center at the University of Southern California
From the Inside Flap:
"Will be a 'must read' for anyone studying performance art or the art and culture of Southern California. Cheng is a brilliant and original thinker and writes with a lively, engaged and engaging poetic style through which she attempts to enact the very passion and performativity that she explores in her objects of study."--Amelia Jones, author of Body Art/Performing the Subject
"Dazzling on many levels, a major contribution not only to performance art scholarship but more generally to contemporary American art, feminist, and cultural studies. In Other Los Angeleses is going to transform performance studies because of the richness of Cheng's facts and scholarship and the equal richness of her theoretical frameworks and references."--Moira Roth, author of Difference Indifference
Title: In Other Los Angeleses: Multicentric ...
Publisher: University of California Press (2002), Berkeley
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
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