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Performance Tapes no. 6: Acting Out

Presented by Pastelegram at Museum of Human Achievement, Austin TX

Nov 01 2016
Performance Tapes no. 6: Acting Out

In this sixth iteration of Performance Tapes, art and film historian Jennifer Stob presents two mid-1970s videos from the artists Ant Farm and Ulay. Paired together, the works challenge the distinction between aesthetic and embodied acts of subversive appropriation, or détournement. 

In “The Eternal Frame,” Ant Farm and T.R. Uthco reenact the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as it was accidentally captured in the Super-8 film footage of Abraham Zapruder. Together, the performance and

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