Essay notes: Absurdism

 “Cut from his religious, metaphysical and transscendental roots man is lost, all his actions become senseless, absurd and useless.” (Eugene Ionesco, ‘Danis les armesde la ville’ Cahilles de la Compagnie Madeleine Rehaud-Jean-Louis Barrault. Paris, no. 20, October 1957.) From pg 23 of “Theatre of the Absurd, Esslin. JEAN-PAUL SATRE: a french philosopher, playwright, novelist, political … Continue reading Essay notes: Absurdism

Performance art practitioners and examples

Hilary Ramsen lecture part 2 From last lecture- Merce Cunningham Preoccupations with.. The body The everyday Politics Extremes and endurance Repetition Franco B. “I miss you” Ellen Dissanayake Making an action intentional – takes itto the level of art Li Binyuan, China – “Morning ablutions on the subway”, “Running naked with a cross” Tehching Hsieh, … Continue reading Performance art practitioners and examples