Barbara Clausen is a curator and professor of performance history and theory at UQAM. Since 2000, she has written extensively on the mediation and historization of performance art and curatorial practices. She has also curated numerous exhibitions and performance events in Canada, North America and Europe.
In this interview, she talks about her journey towards performance study, the tension between performance and its documentation and her role as a curator for Joan Jonas’s first Canadian retrospective at DHC/ART in 2016.
Profil - UQAM
Rétrospective Joan Jonas à DHC/ART
Une bibliographie commentée : l’art de la performance au Québec et au Canada - Artexte :
00:45 – Presentation
01:15 – Between Austria and New York, a journey towards performance study
07:45 – Back in Austria, studying the Viennese Actionism’s archives
14:30 – The tension between performance and its documentation
24:15 – Landing in Montréal, studying performance in Canada
27:00 – Une bibliographie commentée : l’art de la performance au Québec et au Canada
35:00 – Curating Joan Jonas’s first Canadian retrospective at DHC/ART
39:00 – The cinematography and photography of Babette Mangolte
44:30 – Conclusion