Unhappy Performatives: The Protocol Drawing of Günter Brus

Focusing on Guntër Brus scores of unperformed actions, this article explores the protocols used to rehearse, trigger and control the performance process. The article argues that because drawing involves simultaneously visual and motor imagery, it is used as a substitute for actions that the artist does not want or cannot perform on itself.

Key words: Drawing, Score, Diagram, Performance, Gunter Brus.


Tate Papers, no.28, Spring 2017 © Paulo Luís Almeida  

Year 2017
Type Journal Article with peer review
Language English