Monthly Archives: November 2012

New Work: Washing and Anointing

Live Action in the Performance Space at the School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Mass. October 31, 2012   The artist, Daniel Embree, washes and anoints his body before twelve witnesses following the tradition established by Joseph Smith […]

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Joseph Smith and the Sacred Body

Mormon Ritual Highlights the Role of the Body One of the things that I love about Mormonism is how important the body is. A physical body is so important to the Latter-day Saints that they perform physical rituals on behalf […]

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In the spring issue of October Magazine, there is an article by Claire Bishop titled Outsourcing Authenticity: Delegated Performance in Contemporary Art. She writes about a shift in performance based work by visual artists. Instead of using their own bodies […]

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