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Histories and Practices of Live Art
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Deirdre Heddon Jennie Klein
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Histories and Practices of Live Art

Deirdre Heddon Jennie Klein


Palgrave Macmillan

Art & Architecture;
Performance art;
Theatre Studies


248 pages

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In this dynamic collection a team of experts map the development of Live Art culturally, thematically and historically. Supported with examples from around the world, the text engages with a number of key practices, asking what these practices do and how they can be contextualised and understood.

By:   Deirdre Heddon, Jennie Klein
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   385g
ISBN:   9780230229747
ISBN 10:   0230229743
Pages:   248
Publication Date:   December 2012
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction: Writing Histories and Practices of Live Art; D.Heddon.- Developing Live Art; J.Klein.- The Time of Live Art; B.Hoffman.- Art, Meeting and Encounter: The Art of Action in Great Britain; R.Hunter & J.B.Hunter.- Site: Between Ground and Groundlessness; S.Hodge & C.Turner.- Intimacy and Risk in Live Art; D.Johnson.- All Together Now: Performance and Collaboration; C.Macdonald.- The Politics of Live Art; D.Heddon.- Bibliography.- Index.

DEIRDRE HEDDON is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK. She has published extensively in the field of contemporary performance practice and is the co-editor, with Jennie Klein and Nikki Milican, of The National Review of Live Art: 1979-2010, a personal history (New Moves International, 2010). Her monograph, Autobiography and Performance was published in 2008, and Devising Performance: A Critical History in 2005 (both Palgrave). JENNIE KLEIN is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at Ohio University, USA. She is the editor of Letters from Linda M. Montano (Routledge, 2005), the co-curator (Rebecca McGrew) of The 21st Century Odyssey Part II: The Work of Barbara T. Smith (2005), and the co-editor (Myrel Chernick) of The M Word: Real Mothers in Contemporary Art (Demeter Press, 2011). She is a contributing editor for PAJ, Genders, and Art Papers.

'A comprehensive treatment of the key issues in the history of performance practice. This book provides a much needed overview of the field as it has developed over the last half century. Heddon and Klein are to be congratulated for having instigated and compiled a coherent anthology made of autonomous and yet mutually enhancing components.' - Laurie Beth Clark, University of Wisconsin, USA

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