Rituals of Rented Island
Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama—Manhattan, 1970–1980
Imprint: Whitney Museum of American Art
In this important volume, Jay Sanders and J. Hoberman explore the vibrant underground performance art scene of 1970s New York. Focusing on little-known and long-forgotten works, which were often performed in live/work lofts, storefronts, and alternative spaces of the city’s SoHo district, often for an audience comprising a handful of fellow artists, this catalogue makes newly visible a critical period in the development of performance art.