Yoko Ono- Thoughts on “Cut Piece”

Yoko Ono is a Japanese artist who makes avant-garde art and performance art, but also is a peace activist and is married to one of the members of the Beatles, John Lennon. One of her works we talked about in class was “Cut Piece,” which I found to be a pretty interesting performance piece. In the piece, the artist wears a black dress and invites the audience members to come on stage and cut a piece of her clothing off with the scissors that rest in front of her. Continue reading

Chris Burden- “Shoot”

Chris Burden “Shoot”

Chris Burden’s piece “Shoot” caught my attention when I first saw it because it

was such an out there piece that involved physical harm to the artist voluntarily. The characteristics of the piece are well planned except for the actual shot and where it hits the artist. The setting is within a gallery in an open space to transform the horrible thought of a person being shot into a new light, as art. Continue reading

Analysis on “I’m Not The Girl Who Misses Much” by Pipilotti Rist

Analysis on “I’m Not The Girl Who Misses Much” by Pipilotti Rist

(Romney Smith)

“I’m Not The Girl Who Misses Much,” is a contemporary piece in the form of a video by Pipilotti Rist, an artist from Switzerland who works with illustration, commercial art, and photography.

The video begins with a blurred image of a girl with shoulder length hair and red lips singing “I’m Not The Girl Who Misses Much, doi doi do do do do, do do.” She repeats it again and again and each time it gets faster and higher pitched and then goes back to the first tone. She backs away from the camera and begins to dance back and forth as if crazed and taken over by her words. Her voice has been sped up, as have her movements to portray a dramatic and crazed person, which is further emphasized by her black dress that allows her breasts to hang out freely and bounce around as she dances mechanically. Continue reading