Experience interdisciplinary performance from the 1980s to 2018 through the eyes of one of its most compelling witnesses. Jacki Apple’s Performance/Media/Art/Culture traces performance art, multimedia theatre, audio arts and dance in the United States from 1983 to the present.
Showcasing thirty-five years of Apple’s critical essays, the collection is a rich compendium of sharp-eyed and eloquent observations on the rise and diversification of interdisciplinary performance, how new technologies influence American culture and contemporary life, the interdependence of pop and performance culture, and the politics of art and the performance of politics. Brimming with big ideas grounded in concentrated reviews of individual performances, this volume offers current and future readers a rich portrait of performance culture at the end of the millennium.
Performance/Media/Art/Culture: Selected Essays 1983–2018 is written by Jacki Apple, edited by Marina LaPalma and published by INTELLECT, Bristol, UK. Paperback. 326 pages. Seven sections. 57 essays. 37 black and white photographs. Distributed in
Jacki Apple is an interdisciplinary visual, performance and media artist, writer, critic, and curator. Her critical writings include several hundred essays and reviews on performance, media arts, dance, music and cultural politics that have been featured in numerous
Marina LaPalma is a poet, editor, artist
Image: B&W Montage. Jacki Apple. Far left: Courtesy of Lin Hixson. Middle left (top): Steven Gunther. Middle right: Ray Felix/