Friday, September 3, 2010

(mainstream) Performance Art

I first learned about performance art years ago in my New Genres course at UCLA. Performance art serves as a vehicle for artists to blend different artistic medias and disciplines.
My cousin, Shelley, recently attended a concert, in which she saw her first performance art piece by David Garibaldi. He's quite talented, and I am happy to see that performance art is becoming mainstream amongst our young people. He's the not the greatest dancer or painter but somehow, his ability to draw the audience through movement, sound, and visual stimulation is quite intriguing. I believe his most receptive pieces are of celebrities and icons, which is unfortunate because when he performed a self portrait there was much less of an ecstatic response. In any case, you can check out the video and conjure up your own thoughts and opinions. Enjoy!