Bartram O'Neill

Live Art: A Visual Discussion


Angela Bartram Mary O'Neill

Working across several A1 easel-mounted black boards, two lab-coated women engage in silent conversational dialogue written in text.

This discussion is historically locatable and precise: it charts the premise and circumstance of live performance art that developed in the last century. Resembling a closed debate, a textual question and answer, this work points out the influential and pivotal moments and makers of live art.

Over the thirty minutes duration the two women construct a series of responses to key questions and ideas that have significantly impacted on art practice.