Performance et temps. Pour une théorie esthétique du temps dans la performance artistique du XXe siècle et du début du XXIe siècle

Abstract : The objective of the present research is to investigate the role of time in artistic and aesthetic experiences pertaining to performance art. This paper focuses on the performance works and practices of the 20th and early 21st centuries, ranging from the first public performances of historical avant-garde movements to the performance augmented through the use of the latest recording, information processing and communication technologies. Starting with the hypothesis of the efficiency of a performance’s temporal component, we first demonstrate that the temporal structure of a performance is the matter of well-thought-out artistic design, and that time can be regarded as the medium, or “milieu” of a performance work. Moreover, analyses of the temporal dimension of individual performance works reveal how time can affect the real-life experience of all the protagonists taking part in the performance-event, involving them, to varying degrees, in the process through which the performance comes into being as a work of art. These multiple functions of time, its “activity” and modus operandi are discussed throughout this study as “agency of time in performance”. The research shows that time turns out to be one of the ontogenetic, specificity-conferring factors of a performance work, and also one of its intrinsic qualities which is likely to determine the artist’s and spectator’s artistic and aesthetic attitudes to such an extent that they become interchangeable.
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Józef Bury. Performance et temps. Pour une théorie esthétique du temps dans la performance artistique du XXe siècle et du début du XXIe siècle. Art et histoire de l'art. Université de Lorraine, 2014. Français. ⟨NNT : 2014LORR0219⟩. ⟨tel-01751205⟩

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