Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

The New York Times have a brief attempt at a blog on whether youtube has killed Performance Art?

What emerges in the comments section suggests intelligent discussion is certainly flailing. The words Performance Art rankle the commenters more than they appear to create any urgency of thought.

I am always surprised to hear people complaining about the normalcy of the kinds of thing depicted and recorded on social medja, when that is the point of social medja. Social medja affords the recording and documentation of what’s regarded (sometimes foolishly) as the banal. It’s a democracy of depiction.

Eventually future technology will focus on finding a path in, around and through it.

Performance Art isn’t dead, if anything it’s waking up from a nap, or needs waking up again.

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