Histories and Practices of Live Art

Eds. Deirdre Heddon & Jennie Klein


Introducing both the history and the major themes in Live Art, leading academics and practitioners engage with a number of key practices used in performance art. As they explore each different practice through a series of critical frameworks such as time, the body, politics and place, the authors ask how these processes can be contextualised and understood.

Recognising that there is no single 'history' of live art, nor indeed a singular approach to the field, this book embraces the diverse nature of the practices, critiques, opinions and debates that have shaped live art.Contributors: Jennie Klein, Beth Hoffman, Roddy Hunter & Judith Bodor, Stephen Hodge & Cathy Turner, Dominic Johnson, Claire MacDonald and Deirdre Heddon.


Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 235 pages, black and white images, paperback, 23 cm x 15 cm. ISBN 978-0-2302-2974-7



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