performance artist


Performance artists create a performance which can be any situation that involves four basic elements: time, space, the performer's body, or presence in a medium, and a relationship between the performer and audience or onlookers. It can either be scripted or spontaneous, with or without audience participation. The performance can be live or via media. Performance art can happen anywhere, in any venue or setting and for any length of time.

Alternative label

  • performer

  • multimedia performance artist

  • performance & installation artist

  • mime

  • actress and performance artist

  • live performance artist

  • actress & performance artist

  • actor and performance artist

  • drag queen

  • impersonator

  • performance poet

  • imitator

  • mimic

  • actor & performance artist

  • performance maker

  • performance and installation artist

Regulatory aspect

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