On 17, Feb 2012 | In Photography | By admin
Fuck Art Let’s Dance
In 1968, Andy Warhol said that in the future, everyone will be world- famous for 15 minutes. That future came and went, and today, that 15 minutes has become but a few seconds.
“In the rite, there is not tradition and no theory”, wrote Igor Stravinsky in Chronicles of My Life, Paris 1935.
This quote transported me directly into the philosophy of performance art in the 70s, when performance strived to distinguish itself as a valid art form, like painting or sculpture, even though it was not linked to a particular set of skills.
I chose an element from savage Slavic mythology as the theme for my Dance Rehearsal Project: dance of the virgin from Stravinsky’s volcanic masterpiece The Rite of Spring, composed for Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes in Paris at the turn of the century.
Fuck Art Let’s Dance is a series of large, glossy photographs for which I portrayed, among others, Jan Fabre’s Troubleyn performers at the Kaaitheater in Bruxelles and Linda Nocklin at the benefit for Marina Abramovic Studio in New York.