Saturday, December 10, 2011

Unhappy Days in the Art World: De-skilling Theatre, Re-skilling Performance

An article on white cube vs black box performance, for the Brooklyn Rail's series of Al Held essays. It combines the outcome of last year's De-skilling seminars with my experiences co-curating Prelude.11 and being a judge of the Malcolm Award for Performa 11.

Visual art performance has since its inception sought to de-skill theatre, and this places artists in a difficult position when they are now invited to produce performance in a black box/proscenium setting. A link to the article is here.