The Conspiracy of Performance is a twenty-five minute lecture given by performers Trajal Harrell and Perle Perlombe though it is uncertain if we should call this lecture a “lecture-performance.” Inspired by Jean Baudrillard's infamous text "Le complot de l'art", and spoken alternately, in French and English, what is most certain about this lecture is that Harrell and Perlombe aim definitive remarks at the current state of contemporary performance. While their own complicity remains controversially at stake, The Conspiracy of Performance shares no reluctance in meeting this historical moment where performance momentarily shines the brightest light in the world of art.
The Conspiracy of Performance
Created and Performed by Trajal Harrell and Perle Perlombe
The Conspiracy of Performance was created in residence at Skite 2010 (Caen, France). Special Thanks: Jean-Marc Adolphe.