Abstract

Newly commissioned pieces from Performa05 raise questions about shifting modes of transmission and witness in the staging of performance and visual art, also key concerns considered in response to Seven Easy Pieces, 2005, Marina Abramovic's (re)performance of seminal works by Vito Acconci, Bruce Nauman, Joseph Beuys, VALIE EXPORT, and Gina Pane.

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Author notes

1

She recently wrote the catalog essay for photographer Frank Dituri's upcoming exhibitions in Italy and New York, and has written for TDR, Performance-Research, and NY Arts.

2

She directed jennjoygallery in San Francisco from 1997 to 2001 and currently is a PhD candidate in Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts/NYU and teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.