About the Instructor
Interested in social art? Want to participate in street art interventions? Or use your body as art? In this class we discuss what Performance art is and why we do it. This is NOT a dance or theater class. We look at Performance art examples like: Marina Abramovi? hiked the Great Wall of China to end a relationship; or Emma Sulkowicz carried her mattress on Columbia University’s campus every day to protest sexual assault. Each session opens with a bizarre participatory art exercise and student assignments explore body, time, space and audience to help develop ideas for their own original piece.