VIDEO: Radio Etoile #4 - Performance Art in the Twilight Zone between the Visual and Performing Arts: a Thorn in the Side or a Crowd-puller?
Theatres invite visual artists. Live art is becoming increasingly prevalent in our museums, galleries, and art biennials. Although this can be a fascinating exercise – unravelling the codes of both the artwork and the audience as an institution – it appears to be falling victim to marketization now that artists are increasingly creating both a museum and a stage version of their work. Was Vito Acconci tight when he said that ‘performance art’ can only be transient? What is the future of this art form, which is fragile by its very nature?
How much has the world changed since 1977? The demand for a new political 'account' to replace the neo-liberal 'accounting' is growing ever louder. The search for for a star to show us a new way is growing ever more urgent. RADIO ETOILE questions the power of artists and cultural centres in our current circumstances. Can they or should they lead the way? We've invited artists, thinkers, lecturers and journalists to reflect on this question in seven one-hour sessions.
Luk Lambrecht & Katleen Van Langendonck (mod. Pieter T’Jonck)