Tag Archives: performance


Marc Bijl

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Marc Bijl, ‘Flash Art’ (2002)

In 2002 Bijl made a fake edition of the art magazine Flash Art, containing only articles about him and advertisements for his own exhibitions.


Helmut Smits

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Helmut Smits, ‘Always Coca-Cola’ (2014)

This plant is only watered with Coca-Cola.


Tumus Masqueraders Club

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‘America’, Tumus Masqueraders Club, Winneba, Ghana (2010)


Pierre Huyghe

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Pierre Huyghe, ‘Recollection’ (2011)

For Frieze Projects 2011 in London, artist Pierre Huyghe created an installation, Recollection, that included an aquarium filled with sea life. One of the sea creatures in the aquarium was a hermit crab who dwelt in a Brancusi-style head.


Li Ming

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‘Nothing happened today’ (2013) by Li Ming


Tina & David Meltzer

Lamentation for Hank Williams

If I can’t finish writing a song in ten minutes then it ain’t worth the finishing,
   said Hank to a reporter.
A camera was busy taking pictures for LIFE magazine.

–I’ll never get out of this world alive,
wrote Hank in a song
sung for millions at The Grand Ole Opry
published by Acuff-Rose Sales Inc.
recorded by MGM records

flat-picking his D-28
backed up by The Drifting Cowboys
night after night & during the days
playing at picnics, rallies
supermarket gala openings

–There’s no dreams but bad ones,
Hank told his wife Audrey
who told her lover who told the doctor
who could not heal him

places no longer places
velocity of faces
& he burned down, died at 29 of an overdose
kindly rocked to sleep in the back seat of his Cadillac
being driven to a concert
New Year’s Day 1953

by Tina & David Meltzer (listen here)


John Cage – As Slow as Possible

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Organ²/ASLSP (As SLow aS Possible) is a musical piece by John Cage and the subject of one of the longest-lasting musical performances yet undertaken. It was originally written in 1987 for organ and is adapted from the earlier work ASLSP 1985; a typical performance of the piano version lasts 20 to 70 minutes. In 1985, Cage opted to omit the detail of exactly how slowly the piece should be played.

The performance of the organ version at St. Burchardi church in Halberstadt, Germany, began in 2001 and is scheduled to have a duration of 639 years, ending in 2640.

http://www.aslsp.org


Rodney Graham

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Rodney Graham, ‘Rheinmetall/Victoria 8′ (2003)


Tue Greenfort

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Tue Greenfort, ‘Water cooler’ (2008)

The artist tapped into the museum’s water supply and brought it from the basement up to the second floor, where it was cooled by frozen boxes of concentrated fruit juice and provided to visitors for free.


Stefan Brüggemann

Stefan Bruggemann, Lectura de una realidad, 2011

Stefan Brüggemann, ‘Lectura de una realidad’, 2011