No. 63 Be Uncomfortable
This is a Happening.
PBS Digital Studios' program The Art Assignment presents THE CASE FOR PERFORMANCE ART. This short video is a quick historical survey of performance art. It argues that audiences need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. The safe and the soothing will never hold the mirror up to your nature. Being provoked, disturbed, and shocked into seeing yourself and your world with new eyes is the ultimate personal achievement. Jump in.
One of the artists featured in the video is Carolee Schneemann. This profile of Schneemann in The Guardian by Art Historian, Amelia Jones - who knew the artist well - is also worth your time. Dig in.