Performance, a Personal History

  title={Performance, a Personal History},
  author={Bonnie Marranca},
  journal={PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art},
After a century of hybridization in the arts, the concept of "performance" has come to the forefront of contemporary thought on art and culture. The word "performance," whether it describes a live event or personal acting out; or the features of a car, a perfume, a sound system; and whether it refers to economy or therapy or the act of mourning, performance now shapes contemporary thinking about people and things. Some of the chief preocccupations of our time-namely, spectatorship, memory, the… Expand
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