Marilyn Arsem has created over 180 works of performance art since 1975, and in the process she has helped to define the genre itself. This monograph on her life’s work, published by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is among the first of its kind to embrace e-books’ capacity to convey key aspects of durational, live art through multimedia. It grants access to rare videos and slideshows of Arsem’s past performances, as well as to newly conducted audio interviews with the artist. Arsem discusses performance art on her own terms in a preface, and an introduction and entries on selected works by MFA curators contextualize her practice and recurring themes, which include women’s work, cultures of violence, natural resources, and time and mortality. This enhanced e-book celebrates an artist who has spent her career pushing the boundaries of artistic experience, and at the same time expands the established boundaries of how books present performance.
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