'Bringing together contributors from dance, theatre, visual studies, and art history, Perform, Repeat, Record addresses the conundrum of how live art is positioned within history. Set apart from other art forms in that it many never be performed in precisely the same way twice, ephemeral artwork exists both at the time of its staging and long after in the memories of its spectators and their testimonies, as well as in material objects, visual media and text. These multiple occurences and iterations offer new critical possibilities for thinking and writing the histories of performance. Among the artists, theorists, and historians who contributed to this volume are Marina Abramović, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Rebecca Schneider, Boris Groys, Jane Blocker, Carolee Schneemann, Tehching Hsieh, Orlan, Tilda Swinton, and Jean-Luc Nancy.' — from the back cover

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The Now and the Has Been: Paradoxes of Live Art in History - Amelia JONES
Then Again - Adrian HEATHFIELD
Theories and Histories
Introduction - Amelia JONES
Chapter 1: The Performativity of Performance Documentation - Philip AUSLANDER
Chapter 2: Dead Mannequin Walking: Fluxus and the Politics of Reception - Hannah B. HIGGINS
Chapter 3: The Viral Ontology of Performance - Christopher BEDFORD
Chapter 4: Can Photographs Make It So? Repeated Outbreaks of VALIE EXPORT's Genital Panic Since 1969 - Mechtild WIDRICH
Chapter 5: Macular Degeneration: Some Peculiar Aspects of Performance Art Documentation - Mónica MAYER
Chapter 6: History and Precariousness: In Search of a Performative Historiography - Eleonora FABIAO
Chapter 7: Performance Remains - Rebecca SCHNEIDER
Chapter 8: Not as Before, but Simply: Again - André LEPECKI
Chapter 9: The Prosthetic Present Tense: Documenting Chinese Time-based Art - Meiling CHENG, 鄭美玲
Chapter 10: Progressive Striptease - Sven LUTTICKEN
Chapter 11: Repetition: A Skin which Unravels - Jane BLOCKER
Chapter 12: Art in the Age of Biopolitics: From Artwork to Art Documentation - Boris GROYS
An Unofficial Timeline of Socialist and Post-Socialist Performance - Angela HARUTYUNYAN, Vardan AZATYAN, Tevž LOGAR, Vesna MADZOSKI, Joanna SOKOLOWSKA, Eszter LAZAR
Introduction - Adrian HEATHFIELD
Chapter 14: A Text on 20 Years with 66 Footnotes - Tim ETCHELLS
Chapter 15: Faith Wilding, Waiting and Wait-With
Chapter 16: Lynn Hershman and/as Roberta Breitmore
Chapter 17: We Are Formatted Memories - Orlan
Chapter 18: Franko B and Kamal Ackarie, Don't Leave Me This Way
Chapter 19: Make Me Stop Smoking - Rabih MROUE
Chapter 20: The Personal Evolution of the Performance Object (Or, What to Do with Leftovers) - Nao BUSTAMANTE
Chapter 21: Cai Yuan and J.J. Xi, Mad For Real
Chapter 22: Hayley Newman, MiniFlux
Chapter 23: Daniel Joseph Martinez, Call Me Ishmael or The Fully Enlightened Earth Radiates Disaster Triumphant
Chapter 24: Multiple Journeys: A Perfomance Chronology - Guillermo GOMEZ-PENA
Chapter 25: Attending to Anthony McCall's Long Film for Ambient Light - Lucas IHLEIN
Chapter 26: ReCut Project - Mingyuen S. MA
Chapter 27: Assuming a Migrant Woman's Identity - Tanja OSTOJIC
Chapter 28: Barbara Smith, Intimations of Immortality
Chapter 29: Santiago Sierra and the 'Contexts' of History
Chapter 30: Documents of Chinese Time-based Art: Three Impressions from Three Fragments - Meiling CHENG, 鄭美玲
Chapter 32: Both Sitting Duet and Cheap Lecture - Jonathan BURROWS, Matteo FARGION
Chapter 33: Aftermath: The Performance / Installation Nexus - Blair FRENCH
Timeline of Ideas: Live Art in (Art) History, A Primarily European-US-based Trajectory of Debates and Exhibitions Relating to Performance Documentation and Re-enactments - Amelia JONES
Introduction - Adrian HEATHFIELD
Chapter 34: Interior Squirrel and the Vicissitudes of History - Carolee SCHNEEMANN, Amelia JONES
Chapter 35: I Just Go in Life - HSIEH Tehching, 謝德慶, Adrian HEATHFIELD
Chapter 36: The Maybe: Modes of Performance and the 'Live' - Tilda SWINTON, Joanna SCANLAN
Chapter 37: Photography as a Performative Act - Shezad DAWOOD, Amelia JONES
Chapter 38: Do it Again, Do it Again (Turn Around, Go Back) - Iain FORSYTH, Jane POLLARD, Andrew RENTON
Chapter 39: Touching Remains - Janine Antoni, Adrian HEATHFIELD
Chapter 40: Perverse Martyrologies - Ron ATHEY, Dominic JOHNSON
Chapter 41: The Live Artist as Archaeologist - Marina ABRAMOVIC, Amelia JONES
Chapter 42: Every House Has a Door - Lin HIXSON, Matthew GOULISH
Chapter 43: Alliterations - Mathilde MONNIER, Jean-Luc NANCY, Noémie SOLOMON
Chapter 44: Intangibles - Hugo GLENDINNING, Adrian HEATHFIELD, Tim ETCHELLS
Perform, Repeat, Record: Live Art in History
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