Emergency INDEX Volume 2 includes contributions from artists, poets, scholars, activists, advertisers, computer scientists, theatre ensembles and filmmakers presenting more than 300 performances made around the world in 2012.
“We’ve been seeing performance art materialize around us, but without feeling that there was a context for such ideas. Now, with Emergency INDEX, we get the sense of a magical secret shared among many artists. Emergency INDEX is a profoundly important publication. It guides us to a new place.” Robert Ashley
The pages of Emergency INDEX are open to all who work with performance. In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today. INDEX is a lens for seeing the field of contemporary performance from the ground up.
“This is a bible of performance art activity. And if you are a believer in performance art and the value of this ephemeral art activity to change the hearts and minds and consciousness of people, then you need to have this bible in your life. ” Martha Wilson