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Visual Art

Video art: The form of visual art based on moving electronic images was born in the 1960's. After this it has grown, conquering more and more space at an increasing pace, so that at the beginning of the 21st century it forms a central part of all our visual art.

Human beings have engaged in visual art for at least 30,000 years. This painting was painted on a cave wall at Chauvet around 30—32,000 years ago.

A question and a proposal

Our time has been called the age of global performance; it has been said that performance and spectatorship define us living at the beginning of 21st century. At the same time we are living in an age of ecological crises, and many researchers consider the extinctions of animal species to be our greatest thread.

How would it be possible to find a way out of the performative society, or at least move to its periphery, and change the meaning of spectatorship?

A proposal: Create a performance with non-human actor(s), or create a performance for a non-human spectator. Other than human, as non-human agents, we mean here beings and processes of “nature”: other animals, plants, phenomena of weather, various durational processes. If you wish to share your experiences, you can do it via the Chronopolitics Facebook page. But public sharing might not be the most meaningful way to approach this issue in the performative societies. You can also contact Maus&Orlovski performance collective by e-mail: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.