Cruel Story of Youth (About the Project Child's Play)

Désanges, Guillaume. Cruel Story of Youth (About the Project Child's Play). Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW, 2010.

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Abstract (English)

"The work is the outcome of a workshop with seven Romanian children in 2008. The impetus for the workshop was an assertion that the history of performance art be read as a history of silence rather than discourse – a pre-linguistic history of primary gestures. Perhaps the experience of childhood is closest to this impulse in performance/body art. During the workshop, the kids replayed and interpreted more than fifty iconic performances, including gestures from Futurism and Dada to Paul McCarthy and Francis Alys. The resulting videos and drawings embody the immediate energy, humor, and embrace of the experiential experiment that is essential for an understanding of performance and body art." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues ; Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Désanges, Guillaume (Author)
Dossier: 390 - TORONTO PHOTOGRAPHERS WORKSHOP - GALLERY TPW (Toronto, Ont.)
Collation: 1 online resource (1 PDF file)
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW
Artists: Désanges, Guillaume
Art Organizations: Toronto Photographers Workshop - Gallery Tpw (Toronto, Ont.); Fado (Toronto)
Event Title: Guillaume Désanges : Child's Play
Type: Exhibition
Location: Gallery TPW (Toronto, Ontario)
Dates: 10 June - 19 June 2010
Keywords: PERFORMANCE; CHILDREN; BODY ART; WORKSHOP
Copyright Statement: Gallery TPW
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Deposited by: Artexte Catalogueur
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2020 20:17
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2021 20:15
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/31794
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