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The Perils of Performance

Mike Parr In the Philippines

Patrick Flores

MIKE PARR, Daybreak, 1995. Photograph Neal Oshima.

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. Theā€¦

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