Performance Presence/Video Time. PP/VT is an ambitious exhibition charting the trajectory of performance and video from the seventies to today.
PP/VT is an ambitious exhibition charting the trajectory of performance and video from the 70s to today. It is a form that has been reinvigorated through the advancements in technology but more importantly by the challenging talents of contemporary artists. However, larger questions are posed in this exhibition regarding the philosophy of live performance today and its counterpart, video. Since its groundbreaking inception in the 1970s, performance and video art has played a significant part in testing the physical and cognitive limits of an artist, documenting social and political action as well as tracing/marking real time. It is a challenging and demanding medium that can explore the grotesque and sublime in a matter of minutes. This exhibition considers a ‘renaissance’ of the practice and charts its influences in contemporary art today. Set across two spaces and including live performance spattered across the length of the exhibit, as well as a one-day symposium, PP/VT is an overwhelming undertaking that encourages multiple visits.