C&CS Week10: Body and Performance Art

This week, I have learned about body and performance art.                                          Basically, Performance Art means one body of arts and daily life. I did not know that this this is done without a pre-determined plot or script. Body and Performance Art are being with music, art, physical expression, and even audience members can participating in the process of creation. This is started because artists felt unsatisfied with express their feeling through the traditional genre concept, for example, sculptures or paintings, overtime. I was surprised that the origin, the reason why performance art has begin is from the artists unsatisfactory of the methods of their expressions.

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[Echo Morgan (Xie Rong), Hair Painting, 2011, documentation of performance]

This picture is one of the performance art, using hair as a brush.  It also called as body calligraphy. Morgan has also written texts on her skin using red lipstick, black Chinese ink, white ‘ink’ made from jasmine tea, and her own breast milk after giving birth to her second child. She has played with tropes of Chinoiserie, painting her naked body to resemble blue and white porcelain, and then inviting the audience to violently wash the patterns away by hurling water-filled balloons at her. Her work mines her own experiences of childhood, family, marriage and motherhood – and those of her female ancestors. She is a story-teller.

 

Bibliography.

Morgan, B. (2018). Body Calligraphy: the performance work of Echo Morgan – The Art Life. [online] Theartlife.com.au. Available at: http://theartlife.com.au/2018/body-calligraphy-the-performance-work-of-echo-morgan/ [Accessed 26 Nov. 2018].

Morgan, B. (2018). Body Calligraphy: the performance work of Echo Morgan – The Art Life. [online] Theartlife.com.au. Available at: http://theartlife.com.au/2018/body-calligraphy-the-performance-work-of-echo-morgan/ [Accessed 26 Nov. 2018].

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