Analysis Of Eliza Bennett A Woman's Work Is Never Done Essay

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“Is Eliza Bennett a performance artist?” To me what makes a powerful work of art is when it moves one to acknowledge the wealth of feelings inside, whilst embracing the incoherence of lived experience. Throughout this essay I am going to analyse the work of Eliza Bennett and determine whether her work could be considered performance art. I am going to investigate her works, particularly focusing on ‘A woman’s work is never done’ in order to envision the type of artist she is. I intend to compare and contrast Eliza Bennett’s ‘A Woman’s Work is never Done’ to Yoko Ono’s ‘Cut piece’, in order to evaluate the similarities and differences within their working practices and ultimately decide whether Bennett could be considered a performance artist. I aim to do this by examining the artistic journeys of both Bennett and Ono and delving into what informed their different approaches and interpretations.…show more content…
The performance is presented “live” generally exclusively by the artist but there can be collaborators or performers involved too. The piece can be spur-of-the-moment or thoughtfully prepared, the audience may or may not be involved depending on the performance. The artist’s body becomes the medium through performance art and the actions performed are considered the art, the artists body was focus around the 1960s when the term ‘Performance art’ came to light. “Performance art usually consists of four elements: time, space, the performer’s body, and a relationship between audience and performer.” A performance is about what the artist does with their body and their involvement with the piece. It’s about how the artist uses the space around them and the length of time a piece lasts. Performance art is also about involving an audience, do they audience play a role? Are they solely viewers? It all depends on the artist’s performance and what they want to attain from

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