Analysing the Performance Art Process Through the Forces of Fragmentation and Union: An Offer.

2019-11-07T00:30:49Z (GMT) by ANGELA VIORA
In this practice-led thesis, I argue that the powerful potential of performance art lies in the dynamic character of its process, evolving according to forces of fragmentation and union; this leads those involved in a performance to experience reconfiguration in their perceptions, thoughts, and emotions. By examining the dynamics occurring during the unfolding of a piece, exploring the essence of its “happening”, I aim to offer a deeper understanding of how performance art engages with the world. I do so by investigating some key moments of the processes of five artworks in combination with scholarship encompassing various research fields.