FIRTH-EAGLAND, Alissa

2002 4th 7a*11d Festival

Images versus Iconoclasms or shooting sacred cows from a train of thought
Sunday November 10 2 pm
Art System

Panel discussion featuring Bruce Barber, Tagny Duff, Alissa Firth-Eagland and Clive Robertson; moderated by Johanna Householder

We are like Benjamin’s angel being blown backward —looking at the debris piling up from five decades of performance (art). As much as we struggle against the idea of lineage, we waver between the peddling of an iueconoclastic one-upmanship, feminist autonomy and the autodidact enfant sauvage. Artists, curators, critics, pedagogues — how do we differently manipulate the history of what we do, and what is at stake? Who does performance art history belong to? Did Paul McCarthy beget The Osbournes? Are images of political action, political action? Is history fatal? (with apologies to Clive)

Canada

Images versus Iconoclasms panel discussion, 2002 7a*11d 2000 3rd 7a*11d Festival