to the definition
To understand what a performance, should refer to authoritative sources.According to the dictionary picturesque terms, a performance (from the English. Performance - «speech", "performance", "game", "view") - a short presentation, executed by one or more parties to the public art gallery, museum or outdoors.
This form of modern art began in the late 1960s, absorbing the elements of theater, dance, music, poetry.But for all its eclectic performance it has a number of features that make it completely independent phenomenon of cultural life today.
distinctive features of the performance as an art form
Performance is a well-planned action.It presupposes the existence of a specific scenario in which can be thought out everything, including the slightest movement.Action becomes like a game with rules that defines the artist him
Particular importance is given to the artist in action.Author performance tries on the role of a certain character, and selects a certain behavioral model that helps to express the idea of representation.
This assumes the viewer is not involved in the process.Part of man does not become part of the artistic action, but remains an observer.
Performance protests against traditional artistic principles, does not require the viewer's perception from the standpoint of the usual art.Action is often ironic, parodic beginning, aimed at shocking.Thus, the position expressed by the radical aesthetic of the artist.
Known perfomansisty and their work
One of the most famous performance artists of our time is the Yugoslav artist Marina Abramovic.His career she started in the late 1960s.In this period the first experiments with sound and space.But the real glory was brought to her collaborations with Dutch performance artist and photographer Uwe Leysipenom, better known under the pseudonym of Ulai.
striking example of co-creation and Abramovich Ulai - performance "relationship over time."Artists, sitting with his back to each other, their hair braided and stayed in that position for 16 hours.All this time in the hall of the gallery there was no one other than its employees.At the beginning of the 17th hour when Marina and Ulay were pretty tired, the audience was invited to the hall.The artist managed to hold on for another hour, after which the show was completed.