|Author:||Main Author: Beirne, Bill - United States 1941
|Title:||A pedestrian blockade
|Digital Record:||St. Louis, Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries
2008, Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries. Data are freely accessible.
New York, The Collation Center, 1977.
New York, Distributed by Wittenborn Art Books, Inc., 1977.
Sam Fox Keywords: Performance / actions
Library Keywords: Beirne, Bill, 1941-
Library Keywords: Artists' books -- New York (State)
Library Keywords: Pedestrians -- In art
Title Description - 'A Pedestrian Blockade' was performed on
March 11, 1972 by Carolyn Haas, Linda Meskof, and Paul Stitelman at the
intersection of 57th Street and Madison Avenue in New York City from 4:45 to 4:50.
The work is representative of several street performances Bill Beirne has executed
since 1970 and exemplifies his concern with the direct interaction of art and its
audience outside the usual art context. In this particular work, the performers
appear first to be one with the pedestrians but by maintaining the same position
for five minutes their activity - which is aesthetically based - begins to
distinguish itself from the routine activity of the pedestrians. 29 June 2009