Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship
Paperback ISBN: 1844676900
A critical assessment of participatory art by the author of Installation Art provides a historical and theoretical overview of the discipline throughout the 20th century while examining key events in America and Europe and addressing related ethical issues. Original.
The Artist's Body
Paperback ISBN: 0714863939
Artists in the Archive
Creative and Curatorial Engagements With Documents of Art and Performance
Paperback ISBN: 1138929786
Artists in the Archive: Engaging With the Remains of Art and Performance is a stunning collection of critical writings and original artworks which explore the agency of the archival document. The volume opens up a unique dialogue between artists and scholars, to look at a range of relationships between insider know-how and outsider knowledge, troubling the distinction between artistic practice and scholarly research. In its global range of contributions Artists in the Archive presents disciplinary perspectives from experimental theatre, to performance art, choreography and dance, to visual art making, archiving and curating. An exciting array of contributors look at the philosophy and politics of re-using remains, giving a fully historicised account of the institutional and infrastructural contexts of this artistic practice.
Paperback ISBN: 8876246789
Marina Abramovic was a pioneer in the use of performance art as a visual art form. The body has always been both her subject and medium. Exploring the physical and mental limits of her being, she has withstood pain, exhaustion, and danger in the quest for emotional and spiritual transformation. This volume documents Abramovic's Balkan series of video installations and performances created in the period from 1997 to 2005. The works confront us with the gaps between hope and total destruction, with heroism, idealistic passion, human warmth, and almost unbearable static situations. In her latest work, Balkan Erotic Epic, Abramovic creates new, surprising perspectives on archaic rituals that used erotic powers to influence fate and fortune. These powerful images talk to us about the disavowal of ancient practices, and about something buried deep in our consciousness.
Tips, Tricks, and Hints
Hardcover ISBN: 1945683228
The fans of Blizzard Entertainment are some of the most innovative and passionate fans in the world. The Blizzard Cosplay Book is a celebration of their creativity and love of the characters that inhabit the many worlds of Blizzard. Featuring costuming tips, tricks, and photos from the best across the globe, The Blizzard Cosplay Book is a must-have for fans old and new of epic adventures and killer shoulder pads.
The Comedies - a Midsummer Night's Dream, the Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, and the Taming of the Shrew
Paperback ISBN: 1628737336
Explore four of Shakespeare’s comedies like never before?with LEGO bricks! This book presents Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Tempest, in one thousand amazing color photographs. This unique adaptation of the world’s most famous plays stays true to Shakespeare’s original text, while giving audiences an exciting new perspective as the stories are retold with the universally beloved construction toy. Get caught up in hilarious misadventures as brick Puck leads the lovers astray through the brick forests of Athens. Watch Cupid kill with traps in the plot to marry Beatrice and Benedict. Marvel at the changing disguises of the men vying for brick Bianca’s affections, and feel the churn of the ocean as Prospero sinks his brother’s ship into the brick sea. These iconic stories jump off the page with fun, creative sets built brick by brick, scene by scene! This incredible method of storytelling gives new life to Shakespeare’s masterpieces. With an abridged form that maintains original Shakespearean language and modern visuals, this ode to the Bard is sure to please all audiences, from the most versed Shakespeare enthusiasts to young students and newcomers alike!
Hardcover ISBN: 0847841790
The work of seminal contemporary artist Chris Burden, insightfully contextualized around major themes, illuminates a practice that is as unique as it is influential. For four decades, Chris Burden’s work has redefined the boundaries of the sculptural field. Whether subjecting himself to extremes of physical suffering or reconfiguring forgotten urban objects and toy models to create potent signifiers of a time and place, the brute force of Burden’s work in the physical realm reverberates through the psychic one. On the occasion of the New Museum’s focused survey of Burden’s work, this book provides new perspectives on his art. Organized around themes like the Myth of the American West, the Institution, Gender Roles, and Model Making, the book reexamines preoccupations that span the artist’s long career.