Today we are going to spend most of the day performing.
First read this (if you have not already)
|Original Text Here
To justify artist’s professional, parasitic and elite status in society,
|Therefore, art must appear to be complex, pretentious, profound,
serious, intellectual, inspired, skillful, significant, theatrical,
It must appear to be caluable as commodity so as to provide the
artist with an income.
To raise its value (artist’s income and patrons profit), art is made
to appear rare, limited in quantity and therefore obtainable and
accessible only to the social elite and institutions.
To establish artist’s nonprofessional status in society,
he must demonstrate the selfsufficiency of the audience,
Therefore, art-amusement must be simple, amusing, upretentious,
The value of art-amusement must be lowered by making it unlimited,
Fluxus art-amusement is the rear-guard without any pretention
If you are unsure who Duchamp was, do look him up.
Once you do that take a look at
the following video)
Today you need to get in groups of no more than 3. Each group must produce two works of performance art. One should be against something (like the first part of the reading), and one should be for something (like the second part of the reading).
The works should include the audience. Do notate the work on paper so that it can be discussed at a later point of time.