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Sat, Dec. 2nd, 2006 12:39 am
Holidays from being human

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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sat, Dec. 2nd, 2006 07:00 am (UTC)

It's interesting to compare Sako dressed as a hamster with Mark Wallinger dressed as a bear or Shintaro Miyake dressed as a bee. Because these are, stereotypically, "serious male artists in their 30s", do we perceive them differently?


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sat, Dec. 2nd, 2006 07:15 am (UTC)

Or there's Fischli and Weiss:


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trini_naenae
trini_naenae
trini_naenae
Sat, Dec. 2nd, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)

Wow, those are... um... I'm speechless. And not in a good way.

I suppose it does get mostly the same reaction. I can't watch it the whole way through. Maybe I have many many steps to go before I understand performance art, but this really does not speak to me.


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akabe
akabe
alin huma
Sat, Dec. 2nd, 2006 08:30 am (UTC)

i think so whoever the 'we' may be unless it was a bunch of hamsters.

and as the guys above say an animal or a human 'becomming-animal' (deleuzian, shamanistic etc if there really is such a thing) has little to do with performance but it's a good go at playing an antropmorphized pet hamster kind of thing. in a way she's raising the stake a bit high for herself since unlike the serious male artists she's eliminating both metaphor and irony - from her stated intent at least. then she kind of succeeds through persistance. two weeks is reasonably convincing.


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trini_naenae
trini_naenae
trini_naenae
Sat, Dec. 2nd, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)

A little, but not much. I have to admit that the bee performance appealed to me the most of any. To my sensibilites, there were bee drawings. ("Ooh, something I understand now, drawing!) And he got uncomfortable and bored of it.

Maybe I shouldn't comment until I have a better understanding and appreciation for performance art. It's a world that I've really not paid any attention to.


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(Anonymous)
Sat, Dec. 2nd, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)

Mark Wallberg turned in a great performance in "I Heart Huckabees." Agreed?


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