Joan Rothfuss [PDF / epub] Topless Cellist

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Nfluence on contemporary performance practice and her dedication to the idea that avant garde art should reach the widest possible audience In Topless Cellist the first book to explore Moorman's life and work Joan Rothfuss rediscovers and recovers the legacy of an extraordinary American artistMoorman's arrest in 1967 for performing topless made her a water cooler conversation starter but before her tabloid fame she was a star of the avant garde performance circuit with a repertoire of pieces by among others Yoko Ono Joseph Beuys John Cage and Paik her main artistic partner Moorman invented a new mode of performance that combined classical rigor jazz improvisation and avant g. Topless Cellist not only brings Charlotte Moorman to life but also captures the zeitgeist of an era The whole neo Dada fluxus Happenings Avante garde experimental movement of the 1960 s and 1970 s is very well documented Nam June Paik becomes a very real person to the reader His evolution from collaborations with Charlotte Moorman to the video work for which he is well known is part of the journey I m so glad there is an archive of all of Charlotte Moorman s ephemera available to scholars Topless Cellist brings the whole story to all the rest of us

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Topless Cellist

The first book to explore the extraordinary career of musician and performance artist Charlotte Moorman whose work combined classical rigor avant garde experiment and madcap daringThe Juilliard trained cellist Charlotte Moorman sat nude behind a cello of carved ice performed while dangling from helium filled balloons and deployed an array of instruments on The Mike Douglas Show that included her cello a whistle a cap gun a gong and a belch She did a striptease while playing Bach in Nam June Paik's Sonata for Adults Only In the 1960s Moorman 1933 1991 became famous for her madcap and often unclothed performance antics; less famous but significant is Moorman's transformative i. An excellent biography and a page turner on the avant garde angel of the Fluxus era and beyond Saying that she was never part of the Fluxus movement physically but clearly in the same spirit Charlotte Moorman not only made art performed art but also presented new musicart and a remarkable woman Reading the book I started developing a crush on her and was devastated that she contracted cancer which led to her death There are individuals who one can point at or focus on and others will come to that flame that brights lightly Moorman had the talent vision to bring artists together and although always a bumpy road New York and world art culture are better because of her presence For those who are interested in 20th century arts and its culture this is a must read

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Arde experiment informed by intuition daring and love of spectacle Moorman's annual festival of the avant garde offered the public a lively sampler of contemporary art in performance music dance poetry film and other mediaRothfuss chronicles Moorman's life from her youth in Little Rock Arkansas where she was Miss City Beautiful of 1952 through her career in New York's avant garde to her death from breast cancer in 1991 Typically she approached her treatment as if it were a performance Deeply researched and profusely illustrated Topless Cellist offers a fascinating sometimes heartbreaking often hilarious story of an artist whose importance was than the sum of her performances. Tom Killed two today from Broward 1980 1981 florida titusville writings those 2 happened to be the mask fellow weighted with lead coverage bullet proof and the other left optic hit at 77 88 or 90 mph by only the left bumper so Planned this 2nd death that he got identified at starbucks red rock as the door knob take time out from the maid service west bloomfield michigan for carla from brazil I remeber though looking at the door knob to the north east the way out of the bedroom And today feb 3rd i see how i could not stay awake it was the fat albert gang and the bannana splits tip over the ferris wheel for carrie to become amotrcyclist with lots of breaks in breifcases for the cartel including Nieman Marcus Dillards and Macys a couple streets west of beacon and LEelane Riders of the Storm and Lift your leg with foot to set a royal flush with the King to the 3


6 thoughts on “Topless Cellist

  1. says:

    An excellent biography and a page turner on the avant garde angel of the Fluxus era and beyond Saying that she was never part of the Fluxus movement physically but clearly in the same spirit Charlotte Moorman not only made a

  2. says:

    Topless Cellist not only brings Charlotte Moorman to life but also captures the zeitgeist of an era The whole neo Dada fluxus Happenings Avante garde experimental movement of the 1960's and 1970's is very well documented Nam June Paik becomes a very real person to the reader His evolution from collaborations with Charlotte Moorman t

  3. says:

    Tom Killed two today from Broward 1980 1981 florida titusville writings those 2 happened to be the mask fellow weighted with lead coverage bullet proof and the other left optic hit at 77 88 or 90 mph by only the left bumpe

  4. says:

    A nice biography of one of the difficult to pin down characters in the 1960s 70s New MusicPerformance Art scene in New Yo

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    Biog M8256r 2014

  6. says:

    Entertaining biography of a colorful life

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