pERFORMANCE ART has inherited the renegade spirit of the European avant-garde movements from the early twentieth century, extending the experimental energies manifested in such postwar international activities as action painting, Happenings, Fluxus, conceptual art, body art, feminist art, multicultural art, and environmental/earth art. It has hastened the proliferation of postmodern dance and music and spawned a significant theater genre: solo performance. It participates in community-oriented projects that link art with activism and pedagogy. It also leads the investigation into the interfaces between art, the human body, and technology. As a mode of contemporary expression, performance art encompasses a wide range of conceptual, aesthetic, politicized,performance art encompasses a wide range of conceptual, aesthetic, politicized, esoteric, sonic, kinetic, verbal, and single-or multi-media outputs.
CHENG(In Other Los Angeleses)