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Hubris

2010

Performance

This performance is an ironic exploration of the purported grandiosity of the performance artist in relationship to art history. I begin the piece by coating my body in flour, transforming my body into a marble statue as I take on poses reminiscent of Greco-Roman art. Then, I create an action painting on a hanging black cloth, revealing a video of myself created in the style of Andy Warhol's screentests. The purpose of this performance is to reveal that art has always carried a certain degree of hubris through the artist's ablity to create and manipulate, with the performance artist using her body as just another type of material.

Video shot by Sarah Rado, edited by EL Putnam, photos by Bob Raymond

     
 

HUBRIS from EL Putnam on Vimeo.

 

 
 
 

 

 
     
 
 
     
 

 

 
     
 
 
     
 

 

 
     
 
 
     
     
     
 
 
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
   
     
     

 

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