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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

perfor′mance art`(n.)

  1. an often collaborative art form involving a fusion of several artistic media, as painting, film, video, music, drama, and dance.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of performance art:

1970–75

perfor′mance art`ist(n.)

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  1. performance art(Noun)

    A form of art in which the artist creates a live performance, often using a variety of media

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  1. Performance art

    In art, performance art is a performance presented to an audience, traditionally interdisciplinary. Performance may be either scripted or unscripted, random or carefully orchestrated; spontaneous or otherwise carefully planned with or without audience participation. The performance can be live or via media; the performer can be present or absent. It can be any situation that involves four basic elements: time, space, the performer's body, or presence in a medium, and a relationship between performer and audience. Performance art can happen anywhere, in any venue or setting and for any length of time. The actions of an individual or a group at a particular place and in a particular time constitute the work.

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