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Suffragettes Invented Performance Art:
Make a Spectacle of Yourself

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Long before Karen Finley smeared chocolate on her bottom, Annie Sprinkle showed us her cervix or Orlan began her course of reconstructive cosmetic surgery, comely Edwardian ladies were pioneering a new hybrid art form in which the personal was political. Leslie Hill and Helen Paris pay homage to suffragettes by recreating some of their performances in contemporary political contexts, and invite others to likewise make spectacles of themselves for things they believe in. The resulting performances will be displayed here on the Guerilla Performance Locator website which aims to map contemporary political performance and artistic activism around the world.  Link to full text.

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