"Between Evidence and Representation: History of Performance Art Documentation from 1970 to 1977” introduces a new historiographical approach that accounts for the dynamic development of performance art and its theories through the history of performance documentation. Focussing on the role of performance documentation in the conservation and presentation of performance-based art from 1970 to 1977, “Between Evidence and Representation” will examine the different strategies undertaken to provide duration and mediated access to definitionally ephemeral and immaterial events. Through the scrutiny of performance documentation and the variations within its identity as both artwork and document, the project introduces an innovative methodological viewpoint that accounts for the process of containment of performance within the traditional framework of visual arts. Goal of the research is to show how this process actively shaped the history of performance art in the early 1970s, filling a gap in the historiography of performance art and performance documentation.
Förderlinie: EU Horizon 2020 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship
Laufzeit: 29.5.2017 bis 28.5.2019
Leitung, Kontakt: Dr. Tancredi Gusman