The performance document: assimilations of gesture and genre

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Maude-Roxby, A. and Li, D. 2018. The performance document: assimilations of gesture and genre. Photography and Culture. 11 (2), pp. 197-209. https://doi.org/10.1080/17514517.2018.1467088
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TitleThe performance document: assimilations of gesture and genre
AuthorsMaude-Roxby, A. and Li, D.
Abstract

Artist or activist actions and performances often take place just once and are intended to be experienced live. These actions are recorded and disseminated through photography and video taken from a range of perspectives, from paid-up and pre-briefed “professional” photographers or videographers through to spontaneously taken images by audience members or passers-by. Inevitably “documentation” is never neutral and these records are infused with the stylistic intervention and conventions of the photographer in question. Within our conversation, we locate the performance document as the site of a potential two-way assimilation of gesture and stylistic attributes of diverse photographic conventions. In our co-writing, we track parallel analyses of photographs taken by commercial photographer Françoise Masson of the 1970s actions of artist Gina Pane and the utilization of photographs within the contemporary lens-based practice of Dinu Li, in which gesture and conventions are assimilated and move fluidly backwards and forwards between political propaganda, film, documentary, and domestic photography.

Research GroupArt Practice as Investigation cluster
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
JournalPhotography and Culture
ISSN1751-4517
Electronic1751-4525
Publication dates
Online08 Jun 2018
Print04 May 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited18 Jul 2018
Accepted20 May 2017
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Photography and Culture on 08/06/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17514517.2018.1467088

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/17514517.2018.1467088
LanguageEnglish
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