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Corpus Delecti Performance Art of the Americas

ISBN-10: 0415194547
ISBN-13: 9780415194549
Edition: 1999
Authors: Coco Fusco
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Description: Corpus Delectiis an unprecedented event in the history of Latino performance art. Assembled and edited by one of the foremost practitioners and theorists in the field, it charts the extraordinary range of practices, narratives and theories which  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/28/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Corpus Delectiis an unprecedented event in the history of Latino performance art. Assembled and edited by one of the foremost practitioners and theorists in the field, it charts the extraordinary range of practices, narratives and theories which make up this unique area of contemporary performance. Using photos, scripts, essays and poetry,Corpus Delectiexplores the impact on performance of Latin American politics, popular culture, and syncretic religions. Nowhere else has such a vibrant and rich collection of writings and documents been fused into a comprehensive archive-volume. Fusco has brought together artists and scholars to bridge the theory/practice divide and to discuss a wide range of genres. They include: *body art *carpa *vaudeville *staged political protest *tropicalist musical comedies *the Chicano art movement *queer Latino performance Corpus Delectiprobes for the first time the specific contexts which have shaped Latino Americanperformance. It is at once a significant intervention into the history and analysis of contemporary art and an ensemble piece of textual and visual work to treasure. Contributors: Tania Bruguera, Maris Bustamante, Nao Bustamante, C. Ondine Chavoya, Rosalyn Constantino, Raquel Mendieta Costa, Angel Delgado, Ricardo Dominguez, Felipe Ehrenberg, Maria Elena Escalona, Coco Fusco, Maria Elena Gaitan, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Maria Teresa Hincapie, May Joseph, Cesar Martinez, Aldo Menendez, Charles Merewether, Marta Minujin, Jose Muñoz, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Simone Osthoff, Silvia Pellarolo, Antonio Prieto-Stambaugh, Maria Elena Ramos, Nelly Richard, Lotty Rosenfeld, Leandro Soto, Merian Soto, Felix Gonzalez Torres, Carmelita Tropicana, Evelyn Velez-Aguayo.

Coco Fusco is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist and writer. Fusco's performances and videos have been included in such events as The Whitney Biennial, Sydney Biennale, The Johannesburg Biennial, The Kwangju Biennale, The Shanghai Biennale,VideoBrasil and Performa 05. A recipient of a 2003 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, she is an associate professor at Columbia University.

List of illustrations
Introduction: Latin American Performance and the Reconquista of Civil Space
Heterotopic, Homoerotic, Hyper-Exotic Cabarets
The Melodramatic Seductions of Eva Peron
Chicas 2000: an excerpt
Exotic Exports: The Myth of the Mulatta
She is a Virgin and She Awaits You: an excerpt
The Beach is Nice
Stuff!: an excerpt
Visibility as Strategy: Jesusa Rodriguez's Body in Play
Border Brujo
Oh Goya! Goya!: an excerpt
Camp, Carpa and Cross-Dressing in the Theater of Tito Vasconcelos
Memory Performance: Luis Alfaro's "Cuerpo Politizado"
The Adventures of Connie Chancla
Architectures of Seeing
Ritualizing the Body Politic
Henny-Penny Piano Destruction Concert
From Inscription to Dissolution: An Essay on Expenditure in the Work of Ana Mendieta
The Burden of Guilt
Una Cosa es una Cosa (A Thing is a Thing)
Lygia Clark and Helio Oiticica: A Legacy of Interactivity and Participation for a Telematic Future
Todos Mis Muertos (All My Dead Ones)
Embodying Venezuela
PerforMANcena
America the Beautiful
Stepping Toward An Oppositional Public Sphere
Sunday, July 25, 1965
Margins and Institutions: Performances of the Chilean Avanzada
Operations (Work in Progress) Chile-England
Las Yeguas del Apocalipsis (The Mares of the Apocalypse): The Equine Lips of Exile
The Street and Its Conditions
Non-Objective Arts In Mexico 1963-83
Orphans of Modernism: The Performance Art of Asco
The End of the Line
Performance in Cuba in the 1980s: A Personal Testimony
Art Attack: The Work of ARTECALLE
"1242900 (Parte I)"
Electronic Disturbance Theater
Index

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