“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
Art is a field that touches to heart. It coneys gestures, emotions and thoughts and action. A performance art is getting human element involved in it. It is generally to make a statement. It has a philosophical appearance and facade.It has so many possibilities and interpretation but is done with one major intention. Its being that it is not restricted to an enclosed space. It can be done anywhere in the open to a coffee shop, on the road or terrace. It has no boundaries or restrictions.No allotted medium or space. Its very fascinating that the audience for this art also can be anyone. It can be people with artistic taste or general public, politician or a farmer. Its audience may or may not understand the meaning but are as much involved in the process of creation and adding value. It brings different perceptions and dogmas and challenges them. They are an excellent conversation starters and make people think about the subject or motive.
“Talking about performance is such a strange thing because it’s so immaterial. We are talking about softmatter. We are talking about something that is invisible. You can’t see it. You can’t touch it. You just can feel it.”
-MARINA ABRAMOVIC, “Marina Abramovic Makes Sundance Shut Up”, Interview Magazine
ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, ARTIST MUST BE BEAUTIFUL- MARINA ABRAMOVIC
One of the most renowned of its masters is Marina Abramović, who has ruled the performance art stage for over three decades, bringing newer and more innovative pieces to audiences worldwide. Noted by many as ‘the grandmother of performance art’, Marina has inspired a whole movement within this field that focuses on the conceptualisation of the human body and consciousness, and the progression of the body-as-a-text motif that has brought a wave of new performance artists to the scene. I found this engaging because of her entire set up and pose. Her direct gaze at the audience and poker face. The space is bloody and cluttered. It also strains on the message she is trying to convey and the touch that tit has been written with blood. It shouts at you and is more of a strong declaration than a casual statement.