n De Arte - Editorial

Volume 2004, Issue 70
  • ISSN : 0004-3389
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It is policy to accommodate a variety of viewpoints and hence emphasise its interdisciplinary approach. This issue demonstrates moreover the diversity within the visual arts, ranging from the more traditional forms to performance art and music video. In the article 'Do bodies matter? Performance versus performativity', Liese van der Watt questions the relation between performance and performativity with reference to one of the main theorists of performativity, Judith Butler. Although the article is primarily concerned with a critical reading of theoretical constructs, it is elucidated by a brief discussion of the work of South African performance and visual artists Steven Cohen and Peet Pienaar.

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