The Textuality of the Body: Orlan's Performance as Subversive Act

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2007-01-29
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Virginia Tech
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In this paper, I argue that the performance artist Orlan uses feminist tactics of subversion in her presentation of the body as art. I enter the feminist debate over Orlan's work to indicate that the critics who consider the history of performance art produce more fecund discourse. At the same time, I encourage more discussion over the racial dimensions of Orlan's art, which I describe as de-colonizing her body's representation.

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Feminism, Performance, Art
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