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Gup Magazine Issue #67: Performance

Gup Magazine Issue #67: PerformanceGup Magazine
Issue #67: Performance


Softcover (Special Edition)
176 pages
165 x 225 mm
ISSN 18718450


Photography and performance are intricately linked, and in the case of constructed portraiture even go hand in hand. The process of taking a photograph and the actions of the subject are all part of that performative process. As UK art theorist Margaret Iversen suggests, such photography can also be a future-oriented, narrated, subjective account of reality, rather than simply a slice of past reality.

In this issue of GUP – which also marks the 15th anniversary – GUP pays tribute to performative photography, perhaps less a representation of an object than the effect of an event. Such images are, in the words of Iversen, best understood as a residue of an experience”: the photograph records the action, and the artist is not completely in control of the outcome in advance.

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