2016.11.01 Performance Art

In class I study about the performance art. Although performance art has become most popular since 1960s, performance has been used by artists throughout the 20th century.The performance art usually involves a movement or action of the body.Performance art needs a performer but also needs an audience or just watch what is happening. Performance artists often use their art to make people aware of a political or social issue. They can often be shocking as artists try to gain the attention and reaction of the audience.

Yoko Ono is the one of the most famous performance artist. In this piece called ‘Cut piece’. In this performance Ono sat on the stage and invited the audience to cut her clothing until she became a naked. She started this performing since 1964.When I first time to saw her performance I was shocked, so  in that time its was really shocking and surprising performing for in that time people.

After I saw her performance I research about her. Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist who is also known for her work in performance art and filmmaking. Also she is famous for he second wife of singer-songwriter John Lennon of The Beatles.

In her performance there is some meaning. She told her audience who cut her piece of cloth, just give to other that you love. Yoko ono has performed this piece many times throughout her lifetime.She feel different feeling in different year of her performance. In 1965 the first time performance she feel anxiety, but when she got older and older she change her mind. She felt the compassion for the world.

If I was the audience during the performance I will taking part of her cloth. Well her performance was shocking but it is the part of the art there are messages that she want to sent others so I want to join her performance. After I read her interview I think her performance is not only just cut her cloth, also share her heart the love for the world.

Performance art can give more strong message than the traditional form of the art such as painting of sculpture. Especially when we join in the performance it will be reminded strong intense in audience head. Well I don’t have enough brave to do the performance but it is really interesting to watch and join it.



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