Why Would I Throw Eggs At You, Liz? (1977)

Why Would I Throw Eggs At You, Liz? can be read as a questioning of subjective reality, ending in ambiguity.  Its overall form implies a loop … but who is throwing eggs at Liz?  Within the theatrical space, the woman character’s sanity is questioned.  However, by employing video discourse in a nontheatrical mode which allows the performance artist’s direct visual address to the camera/viewer, Quinn has complicated the dualism of sane/insane with contradictions regarding access to speaking authority and particularly with a contest between scripted and non-scripted existence…”  ~excerpts from I Say I Am: Feminist Performance Video in the ‘70’s, AFTERIMAGE/Nov 1985, by Chris Straayer

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Click here to read the article “I Say I Am: Feminist Performance Video In The 70’s” by Chris Straayer, Afterimage, 1985