'Boring Donkey Songs is a collection of recent writings by the artist Lee Wen. Diaristic, lyrical and full of raw emotion, these writings are extensions of Wen's acclaimed of performance practice, his way of continuing a decades-long commitment to movement, singing and other live arts. Accompanied by responses from a younger generation of artists and writers, including Luca Lum, Bruce Quek and Kelvin Atmadibrata, Boring Donkey Songs is a crucial document of the recent life and times of one of Singapore's important contemporary artist.'-excerpt from the back cover.
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The selected publications on this page present the varied ways artists, curators, and researchers experiment with performance. For some, performance is a way to defy the commodification of art, a physical intervention into dominant narratives, or an enactment that eludes state control. Performance may be a protest that takes place in the theatre, on the streets, in a café, or in a private setting. For others, it is experimentation with the form: a transformation, appropriation, or expansion of dance, theatre, and film.