The Perils of Performance
Mike Parr In the Philippines
Recalling to mind the vital parts of Mike Parr's 24-hour Daybreak public performance at the Cultural Center of the Philippines reduces our memory of site to representation but at the same time makes possible the conditions of its re-presence.
The power and peril of performance, of bringing to life the 'reality' of art, ushers in the danger of putting up a stage on which the artist precisely lays bare the text of staging. The…