Unit 5 Post 1-Prescott Breitling


I found the example of the Civil War reenactor that she brought up on page 103 very interesting because it shows how performance can relive a certain part of history in the place where it happened. It is sort of similar to what Ralph Lemon was doing in his work. 

How does the idea of performance as something that disappears and remains relate to our culture as one of materialism.


I found it interesting that Lemon crafts a trilogy of work around three very different locations: West Africa, Asia, and The American South. 

Is the archive of Lemon’s performances different than the actual performance itself? Did the performance itself disappear after it happened or does it live o

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