Performance / Media / Art / Culture: Selected Essays 1983-2018
(Intellect Books, 2019) collects more than thirty years of critical writing by artist and writer Jacki Apple
. These essays trace important developments in performance art both in the Los Angeles and New York scenes, discuss artists including Laurie Anderson, Spalding Gray, Meredith Monk, and Lin Hixson, and track cultural shifts such as the culture wars of the 1980s, the emergence of left-wing censorship in the 1990s, and the emerging ecological consciousness of today. An essential monument to performance practices that often left behind few records and produced scant archives but radically reshaped performance in the last quarter of the twentieth century.
Andy Boyd is a playwright and podcaster.