Cult of the Cor[porat]e [Per]form[ance] Art[ist] - Shoot the Bird

From Rhizome Artbase
2002
Description

Performance has become a key term that in turns applys to experimental art, worker productivity, and functionality of technical, corporate, and military systems. Extrapolating from the purist corporatist bent, when we call Performance artistic, it references a cultural production that is meaningful and has defineable roles in relation to the subjects of experience. Within a corporate context, Performance as artistic must be expressive within the experimental art domain, but also address issues of productivity, repeatability, and functionality. In the greater cultural context, Performance as a work of art does not exist. What does exist are services (design, labor, practicies, management, etc) that we call art. We explore these services as discrete departments working towards a holistic goal.
In Allan Kaprow's book of essays "The Blurring of Art and Life", he is interested in an intersection between art and life...mainly, does a line have to exist at all ... maybe it is possible to bend art space to the Life Standard or life space to the Art Standard. The Cor[porat]e [Per]form[ance] Art[ist] explores this line, and extends the line into virtual space or Virtual Standard.
On a personal note, we are interested in exploring ego - and personality. Of bringing "soul" in corporate environments. Of empowering the creative professional.
First Performance Service.... (a tongue in cheek exploration)
Cult of the Cor[porat]e [Per]form[ance] Art[ist] - Shoot the Bird

joseph mcelroy
24 April 2002
Legacy descriptive tags
Joseph Beuys, Joseph Franklyn McElroy, Electric Hands, Donna McElroy, Corporate Performance Artist, www.electrichands.com/artindex.htm, US, New York, Cult of the Cor[porat]e [Per]form[ance] Art[ist]
Attribution: joseph mcelroy
Participatory, Event, Conceptual, Collaborative, allegory, responsibility, performance, identity, globalization, corporate, community, body, Animation, HTML, Flash, Virtual
Attribution: Rhizome staff
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Variant History
outside link
2002
open submission
24 April 2002
joseph mcelroy
static files
24 April 2002
cloning
Rhizome staff