Critical Writing Index

Why Exchange? Time To Change

by Sara Diamond

Video Guide, Apr. 1983, v. 5, no. 2, pp. 3-4

A review of X Change, a seven hour multimedia performance art marathon, which grapples with the issues explored in post-modern performance art: the alienation of the art world from the social sphere and the former's subsequent mystification; the alienation of the performer from the audience and the audience from the performer; the alienation of the artist from her or his materials of creation; the alienation of the process of art production from the final product and the alienation of the art object's aesthetic or emotive value from its price on the market.

ITEM 1983.013 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Le PenduMassimo Agostinelli

Pierrot in the Twentieth CenturyJeffrey Leese

Wasting Time in Black and WhitePenelope Buitenhuis

Cuisine ArtMarco Ciccone

Fire Of LoveDiane Wood

Granville AlleyPenelope Buitenhuis

Out of ContextJulie Healey

I Bring You News To change Your LifeDan Vie

Death Becomes a DreamKathleen Maitland-Carter

X.Y. ChangeJosie Kane