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Histories and Practices of Live Art

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In this dynamic collection a team of experts map the development of Live Art culturally, thematically and historically. Supported with examples from around the world, the text engages with a number of key practices, asking...

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In this dynamic collection a team of experts map the development of Live Art culturally, thematically and historically. Supported with examples from around the world, the text engages with a number of key practices, asking what these practices do and how they can be contextualised and understood.

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Provides extensive coverage of and critical engagement with key features of Live Art practice

The book is the first to draw several different Live Art practices into a single textbook
The authors have an extensive range of research and project management experience, and both editors are specialists in their areas (art and performance).

Introduction: Writing Histories and Practices of Live Art; D.Heddon
Developing Live Art; J.Klein
The Time of Live Art; B.Hoffman
Art, Meeting and Encounter: The Art of Action in Great Britain; R.Hunter & J.B.Hunter
Site: Between Ground and Groundlessness; S.Hodge & C.Turner
Intimacy and Risk in Live Art; D.Johnson
All Together Now: Performance and Collaboration; C.Macdonald
The Politics of Live Art; D.Heddon
Bibliography
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DEIRDRE HEDDON is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK. She has published extensively in the field of contemporary performance practice and is the co-editor, with Jennie Klein and Nikki Milican, of The National Review of Live Art: 1979-2010, a personal history (New Moves International, 2010). Her monograph, Autobiography and Performance was published in 2008, and Devising Performance: A Critical History in 2005 (both Palgrave). 
 
JENNIE KLEIN is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at Ohio University, USA. She is the editor of Letters from Linda M. Montano (Routledge, 2005), the co-curator (Rebecca McGrew) of The 21st Century Odyssey Part II: The Work of Barbara T....

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DEIRDRE HEDDON is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK. She has published extensively in the field of contemporary performance practice and is the co-editor, with Jennie Klein and Nikki Milican, of The National Review of Live Art: 1979-2010, a personal history (New Moves International, 2010). Her monograph, Autobiography and Performance was published in 2008, and Devising Performance: A Critical History in 2005 (both Palgrave). 
 
JENNIE KLEIN is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at Ohio University, USA. She is the editor of Letters from Linda M. Montano (Routledge, 2005), the co-curator (Rebecca McGrew) of The 21st Century Odyssey Part II: The Work of Barbara T. Smith (2005), and the co-editor (Myrel Chernick) of The M Word: Real Mothers in Contemporary Art (Demeter Press, 2011). She is a contributing editor for PAJ, Genders, and Art Papers.

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