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“Performance Art”:  A Mode of Communication
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper is a phenomenological approach to the field of performance art. It is aqualitative study based on observations and interviews. The aim is to understand how and why do artists use performance art. The empirical result shows that artists use performance art to challenge what art is. The study explains how artists use performance art as a mode of communication, a communication based on using the voice in different modes. Through using an electronic filtered voice, the artists capture the audience's attention and at the same time they challenge their own narrative and presence. Performance art is seen as a mode ofcommunication, which constitutes a social structure within communities. The study finds that the artists generate an existential and political awareness for their audience.

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Performance Art ‧ Phenomenological Sociology ‧ Verbal Art ‧ Social Structure
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-46168OAI: diva2:371876
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2010-11-23 Created: 2010-11-23 Last updated: 2010-11-23Bibliographically approved

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