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The Resource Being watched : Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s, Carrie Lambert-Beatty

Being watched : Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s, Carrie Lambert-Beatty

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Being watched : Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s
Title
Being watched
Title remainder
Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s
Statement of responsibility
Carrie Lambert-Beatty
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In her dance and performances of the 1960s, Yvonne Rainer famously transformed the performing body - stripped it of special techniques and star status, traded its costumes and leotards for T-shirts and sneakers, and asked it to haul mattresses or recite texts rather than leap or spin. Without discounting these innovations, Carrie Lambert-Beatty argues in Being Watched that the crucial site of Rainer's interventions in the 1960s was less the body of the performer than the eye of the viewer - or rather, the body as offered to the eye. Rainer's art, Lambert-Beatty writes, is structured by a peculiar tension between the body and its display."
  • "Through close readings of Rainer's works of the 1960s - from the often-discussed dance Trio A to lesser known Vietnam war-era protest dances - Lambert-Beatty explores how these performances embodied what Rainer called "the seeing difficulty." (As Rainer said: "Dance is hard to see.") Viewed from this perspective, Rainer's work becomes a bridge between key episodes in postwar art. Lambert-Beatty shows how Rainer's art (and related performance work in Happenings, Fluxus, and Judson Dance Theater) connects with the transformation of the subject-object relation in minimalism and with emerging feminist discourse on the political implications of the objectifying gaze
  • In a spectacle-soaked era, moreover, when images of war played nightly on the television news, Rainer's work engaged the habits of viewing formed in mass-media America, linking avant-garde art and the wider culture of the 1960s. Rainer is significant, argues Lambert-Beatty, not only as a choreographer but as a sculptor of spectatorship."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1785.R25
LC item number
L36 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Being watched : Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s, Carrie Lambert-Beatty
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Being watched : Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s, Carrie Lambert-Beatty
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Judson Dance Theater in Hindsight -- Sections and chunks: serial time -- Mediating Trio A -- Other solutions -- Performance demonstration -- Conclusion: Taking sides
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Dimensions
23 cm
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Extent
xviii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780262516075
Lccn
2007039854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)174112632

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