What I think performance art should be…

November 9, 2007

Art is Brief. You Just Have to Be There.

Quote taken directly from this article on NYT.com –

“A commanding performer, he delivered a soliloquy, part sermon, part aria, of spliced-together quotations about family, marriage, AIDS and racism. It was accompanied by a counterpoint of hymns and jazzy songs sung by a live gospel choir. The overall tone of the piece was hard to read. Mr. Pendleton clearly meant to keep reactions off balance, hold easy sentimentality at bay. Still, people around me were in tears, which felt like a right response. This piece could have sustained many revisits, but was done just four times in two nights.”

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