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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Eisa Jocson

I had the pleasure of chatting with performance artist from the Philippines, Eisa Jocson, who is a featured artist at this year’s Time-Based Art Festival presented by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. As a Filipina myself and as person who is aspiring for a career in researching gender and sexuality (in the academe or […]

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Music

Laurie Anderson, Supreme Goddess of Performance Art

“O Superman” is arguably the most well-known example of performance art, and that’s no coincidence. Anderson uses unique electronic components and haunting prose to create timeless pieces of auditory art.

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Ladyguides

What’s the Deal With Performance Art?

It’s hard to know where to begin with performance art. It can be such an everything and nothing sort of thing.

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Pop Culture

Cheering Brittana

As much attention as Glee has gotten lately for its portrayal of gay teens on television, I wasn’t so convinced. It’s great that there’s a main character on a TV show for gay and questioning youth (and everyone else) to see. It’s even better, and more encouraging, that the reponse to gay teens in primetime […]