The Complete History of Obdurance Art, from 1860 until the present, 2010
20 min lecture performance
by Ieva Miseviciute & Michael Portnoy

Performed at Centre Pompidou, Paris - within the exhibition Repetition Island, curated by Raimundas Malasuaskas
And presented at CAC Vilnius

A lecture performance about Obdurance Art, a subcurrent of artisitc activity originating in the mid-19th Century which touches on and has influenced fields as diverse as performance art, degree-zero dance, social psychology, avant-garde theatre, conceptual and participatory art, ludic studies, Hybridism, OULIPO, and early 20th Century Russian Absurdism.

An interview about the project

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