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YouTube has increased the popularity of performance art.
  a type of dramatic presentation popularized in the 1960s that is not in the standard theatre or dance setting
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Performance art is art where the actions of an individual or a group at a particular place and in a particular time, constitute the work. It can happen anywhere, at any time, or for any length of time. Performance art can be any situation that involves four basic elements: time, space, the performer’s body and a relationship between performer and audience. It is opposed to painting or sculpture, for example, where an object constitutes the work.  (retrieved 6/08)
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  • YouTube has increased the popularity of performance art.
  • Carl hovered across the way, waiting for my response, and like some awful piece of performance art, I felt myself enacting Concerned Husband.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The Parents are making threatening noises, turning dinner into performance art, with Dad doing his Arnold Schwarzenegger imitation and Mom playing Glenn Close in one of her psycho roles.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • She liked to dress up in leather and go to clubs where they did performance art—sometimes she appeared in the shows.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire

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  • It’s not my fault Mr. Neck doesn’t get performance art.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
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