Fields of artistic production in the oeuvre of James Lee Byars
The ephemeral, the circle and perfection are three perpetual reccuring 'elements' in the versatile oeuvre of James Lee Byars. These 'aspects' are present from his most intimate works to the largest performances and installations. The function of the city of Antwerp as fourth key word is an obvious choice, since this remarkable artist, staring in the late 60's performed a lot of memorable actions in our city.
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The Perfect Place ( is on...
James Lee Byars, The Perfect Place ( is on Top of Your Head) , 1976. Performance.
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Despite the use of multiple artistic techniques and disciplines, the ephemeral is omnipresent in the oeuvre of James Lee Byars. His performan
The Circle / The Sphere
From early on in his artistic career Byars used geometric figures, especially circles and spheres because of their simplicity and their intri
"I have never done a perfect thing and I am aware of the questionability of the notion of perfection of an idea that I perceive or of the ide