Questions of Practice: Ernesto Pujol on Durational Performance

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Performance artist and social choreographer Ernesto Pujol is known for creating site-specific, durational performances. We asked him how he thinks this extended passage of time affects our experience of an artwork. “It fights our cult of speed,” he says. “To do something over a span of time…puts us in another frame of mind and materiality. It immediately throws us into experiencing, rather than consuming.”

Performance artist and social choreographer Ernesto Pujol on duratioanl performance. Filmed at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on May 9, 2017. 


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A performance artist and social choreographer, Ernesto Pujol creates ephemeral, site-specific installation projects and durational group performances publicly addressing individual and collective repressed memories. The author of Sited Body, Public Visions: silence, stillness & walking as Performance Practice, as well as numerous published essays on art education reform, Pujol’s work is held in the collections of the Bronx Art Museum, New York; El Museo del Barrio, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; among others.

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