Art 381 - Performance: Repeat Perform Record

Performance art in the studio art context emerged from the visual and plastic arts rather than the traditional categories of dance and theater. From the beginning "Performance" was part of the modernist movements such as Futurism and Dada.  With the emergence of Fluxus, Situationism, Happenings, and Conceptualist practices the correspondence with the conscious use of space, time and process became central to Performance Art. Within the last decade, the concept of space, time and process have blended to expand Performance Art, making it a contemporary tool for expression with diverse directions of visual art, theater, dance, music and social practices. Contemporary live art now employs many different forms of experimentation diminishing the known or rehearsed dynamics of performance by opening it to improvisation and chance operations.