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Diana Taylor
Diana Taylor

Diana Taylor is University Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at New York University. She is the author and editor of several books, including The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas and Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina's "Dirty War," both also published by Duke University Press.

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The FUTURE(S) of Performance

January 2016

Questions about whether “performance” disappears or remains fuel debates in the academy, the art world, and beyond. If performance exists solely in the second of its execution, how can it be “saved”? This chapter takes up this question through a consideration of how archival holdings convey a sense of what the performances meant in their specific context and moment, and what they might mean now. Specifically, it considers the multiple states of again-ness present in Marina Abramovic’s 2010 show The Artist Is Present.

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