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Oliver Hichisson

Final Blog Submission: How to Explain a Dead Hare to Pictures

Framing Statement    Image by Fenia Kotsopoulou, 9 May 2015 This performance was created as a critique of the labelling of art, more specifically the over intellectualising inextricably linked to museums and the practice of labelling. Inspired and vivified by… Continue Reading →

What is Site-Specific Performance

  (Image Credit: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/sitespecific-performance-mike-pearson/?K=9780230576704) I had put off writing this entry for a long time as I wished to have time to really fortify my understanding of site-specific performance, and with the performance looming I believe I’ve finally had enough time to… Continue Reading →

Show Me The Monet

(Image of Marcel Broodthaers credit: http://www.chiararubessi.com/tag/marcel-broodthaers/)   Last Wednesday the class pitched our performance ideas to Conan and Ash. Many were nervous, but overall the pitches went smoothly and although everyone left with more to consider, all ideas had potential… Continue Reading →

The Couple in the Cage. Part Two

Advertising poster for a human zoo in Germany(1928). (Image credit: https://www.popularresistance.org/deep-racism-the-forgotten-history-of-human-zoos/) The Concept. Fusco and Gómez-Peña planned to live in a golden cage for three days, to be displayed as Amerindians from an undiscovered island in the Gulf of Mexico… Continue Reading →

The Couple in the Cage. Part One

One key method to understand what site specific performance art can do is by viewing past pieces of work. Whether Marina Abramovic’s The Artist Is Present or Rimini Protokoll’s 100% City, the scope and effect of the many performances is… Continue Reading →

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