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Studying hard or hardly studying?

It*s sooo close to my contemporary art exam, a fun moment where you are asked to write about a completely hazardous subject during 4 full hours, not really knowing what it is you actually wanna say.

I*ve been reading lots of weird stuff, and crossing borders from theater to sculpture on to performances and other weird installations, hooking up with dear Michael Fried and his beloved Art and Objecthood, while Greenberg watched us in a distance.

I*ve been fighting with Donald Judd and his Specific Objects, self defining my own self against minimalism.

I*ve been mingling with Bruce Nauman and his philosophical approach on deconstructing the body while bouncing in the corner and torturing clowns on public toilets.

I*ve been walking with contraposto in an exaggerated manner in the perimeter of a square while dancing...

I*ve been experiencing space and Participation Objects with Bob Morris while Waterman Switching with Yvonne Rainer and Meredith Monk. Dance and Object became only one!

I*ve been Mies van der Rohe-ing while dancing naked in the Farnsworth House.

I*ve been rocking my religion with Dan Graham while being influenced by Foucault, Bentham and the evolution of the royal garden pavilion theme.

I*ve been pinch necking Beckett in a quite absurd way, while trying to fail harder with Bram van Velde at expressing nothing at all of any importance whatsoever.

I*ve been reconquering my own self on stage with Vladimir Mayakovski, trying to stay individual in a universe that tends to anonymous massification, then shooting myself.

I*ve been experimenting Living Theater in the lab with Jerzy Grotowski while being influenced by Moholy-Nagy at the Bauhaus stage, ready to do another Metalltanz.

I*ve been kicking it with the Judson Dance Theater back in 1962, Puddling with Simone Forti in my old ballet shoes.

I*ve had it all and been there and done that,

and in the end, what did I learn on my journey:

Theatricality = Time
Non-Theatricality = Non-Time


3 Responses to “Studying hard or hardly studying?”

  1. # Blogger .

    At least you don't have to bring those people back from the dead as show-and-tell for extra credit.  

  2. # Blogger Cedric Benetti

    haha! That would be a lot more fun I bet!  

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