- Guillaume Désanges:
A history of performance in 20 minutes
- 30. November 2013
- Lecture Performance im Rahmen der Ausstellung
"Let’s attempt a history of the body in art as a history of silence as opposed to discourse about art.
Let’s simply show how the history - of art - has, at a certain moment - and for some people - engendered
gestures and not objects. And certainly not discourse... Looked at this way, in a purely formal fashion,
the history of performance, or of body art, is not then a history of the representation of the body but
exclusively a history of gesture. Barely sketched, already expired." (Guillaume Désanges).
"A history of performance in 20 minutes" is a conference which aims at dividing the history of performance in 10 gestures:
1 - Appearing, 2 - Receiving, 3 - Holding back, 4 - Escaping, 5 - Aiming, 6 - Falling, 7 - Crying, 8 - Biting, 9 - Emptying oneself,
10 - Disappearing, discussing very subjectively those 10 gestures.
(Guillaume Désanges is a free-lance curator and art critic, founder and director of Work Method,
a Paris based agency for artistic projects. He organizes international exhibitions projects and lectures)
- (Fotos: Hartwig Schwarz, Köln)