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Body Sign Action @ valie export. 1970

Body Sign Action @ valie export. 1970

In Francfurt, Export has a suspender belt tattooed on her thigh. « Body Sign Action zeigt das buch als extension des menschen bzw den menschen als symbol- und informationsträger für andere menschen. Auch der menschen ist ein medium der kommunikation,...

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Pissing @ Tom Marioni. 1970

Pissing @ Tom Marioni. 1970

Performed in the MOCA series Sound Sculpture As, Marioni after drinking beer all day pissing into a tub and « the sound pitch went down as the water level went up. » In the late sixties Tom Marioni, using the pseudonym Allan Fish, created an artwork consisting...

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White Body Fan @ Rebecca Horn. 1972

White Body Fan @ Rebecca Horn. 1972

While Rebecca Horn’s more recent work has been determined by a poetical deployment of mechanical constructions, this object – a metal construction measuring 300 cm in diameter – belongs to the film « Performances II », 1973, in which Rebecca Horn was...

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Fuck You Purdue @ Howard Fried. 1971

Fuck You Purdue @ Howard Fried. 1971

The work refers to Fried’s brother, Billy, and his Marine Corps drill instructors, Purdue and Ward. « Rumbles : Howard Fried », Avalanche, no. 4, Spring 1972, p. 4. Brief description of two of Fried’s videotapes, Fuck You Perdue, a 25 mins. Tape shown...

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Velocity Piece #2 @ Barry Le Va. 1970

Velocity Piece #2 @ Barry Le Va. 1970

« One of Le Va’s more recent works was his contribution to ‘projections : Anti-Materialism’ at La Jolla Museum of Art, which consisted of the artist running at top speed along a fifty-foot room and throwing his body into the far wall as hard and as long...

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Mirror Check @ Joan Jonas. 1970.

Mirror Check @ Joan Jonas. 1970.

In her performance piece Mirror Check (1970), Jonas stood nude with a small, round mirror and examined details of her body looking into the entire time, seeing ‘a succession of places unfolding in time’, while the audience watched from a distance of thirty...

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The King @ Eleanor Antin. 1972

The King @ Eleanor Antin. 1972

Writes Antin : « Applying hair to her face, the artist moves throught a variety bearded faces seeking the identity most appropriate to her facial structure ans satisfying to her aspirations. » Antin transforms herself into a man and adopts one of recurring...

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rEVOLUTION @ Paul Kos. 1971

rEVOLUTION @ Paul Kos. 1971

Kos discharged 375 rounds of Winchester rifle ammunition into a plywood target suspended from a metal scale effect a « ninety minute invisible weight exchange ». Documented from the ground and the air. — « Rumbles : Exhibitions, Paul Kos », Avalanche,...

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