Great Moments @ T.R. Uthco (Doug Hall, Jody Procter). 1975

Publié le par Olivier Lussac

Uthco T.R. Great Moments 1975

- UTHCO T.R. (Doug Hall, Jody Procter), Great Moments, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, Ca. 1975.

A ‘slapstick’ parody ‘review’ of all the great masters of performance art in general.

— Tom Kent, « T.R. Uthco: The Theatrics of performance art », Artweek, v.6, January 4, 1975, p.16. An article describing a forthcoming work by Doug Hall, Jody Procter and John Hillding entitled Great Moments by T.R. Uthco, presented at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, January 4-5, 1975. Excerpt:

« Great Moments by T.R. Uthco… is their ironic, parodic, at times almost slapstick ‘revue’ of performance art in general, the trademarked moves and strategies of its better-known practitioners in particular.

Nearly every major performance artist from Acconci to Wegman receives a tasty conceptual pie in his or her face before last Great Moment has passed: not even the Perfect Master Himself, Marcel Duchamp, escapes an  occasional, punning dart. Obviously, the work is designed primarily for an audience of art magazine readers. Much of the humors is generated by speculation about Who’s Going To Get It Next, followed by a little shock of admittedly malicious pleasure when the target is identified and properly skewered. »

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