Here is what you need to have done by class on Monday:
Write your proposal for the Performing the Process project and email it to me; add 4 links to your del.icio.us site; read section 5 in the Readings Binder on reserve in the library, In Defense of Performance by Guillermo Gomez-Pena and make two thoughtful comments on this blog post; attend 1440 at the Gallery of Contemporary Art, UCCS and the IDEA Space, Colorado College on Friday evening and make two comments on the upcoming assignment post about the exhibition. Please remember that we will meet in the dance studio for class on Monday, and please make sure that you have read the Schechner (section 8 in the library reserve binder) that has been assigned for the past couple weeks.
Here are some considerations:
- As a performance artist (even if you only consider yourself such when performing in class), what claims/assertions does Gomez-Pena make that resonate with you and your experience?
- What assumptions does he make that you find unhelpful? Why?
- How does this article inform your investigation into the nature of performance art? Are there elements or approaches that you find limiting or inaccurate? Explain.