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© Belisario Franca. The three photographs included below were taken by Brazilian photographer and videomaker Belisario Franca during the Ipanema Beach performance, on February 13, 1982.

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Cite
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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Eduardo Kac - »Early Performances«”. https://digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/early-performances.html (retrieved 2022-20-02). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Eduardo Kac - »Early Performances«}, url = {https://digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/early-performances.html}, urldate = {retrieved 2022-20-02}
Technology
Material
Human Body, Documentation, Literature
Method
In the early '80s Eduardo Kac gave weekly performances on the streets of Cinelandia, the Bohemian center of Rio de Janeiro. He also performed at theaters, galleries, and on beaches. He concluded his performance project with a celebration of the human body staged on Ipanema Beach, on February 13, 1982.

This performance coincided with the sixtieth anniversary of historical Semana de Arte de 22 -- a modernist presentation of art and literature which is a landmark of Brazilian culture.
Descriptions & Essays
Eduardo Kac 29-03-2022
In the early '80s Eduardo Kac gave weekly performances on the streets of Cinelandia, the Bohemian center of Rio de Janeiro. He also performed at theaters, galleries, and on beaches. He concluded his performance project with a celebration of the human body staged on Ipanema Beach, on February 13, 1982.

This performance coincided with the sixtieth anniversary of historical Semana de Arte de 22 -- a modernist presentation of art and literature which is a landmark of Brazilian culture.
Eduardo Kac: Early Performances, 29-03-2022, in: Archive of Digital Art
Literature
Kac, Eduardo. Pornéia. Vinyl record with booklet insert, Milan: Alga Marghen, 2016.
Tinoco, Bianca. »Eduardo Kac e a escrita do corpo no espaço.« Revista Concinnitas , no. 17 (2010): 120-127.
Marchal, Hugues. »L'huissier de la maison de l'homme.« In Eduardo Kac : Move 36, edited by Elena Giulia Rossi, 73-77. Paris: 2005.
Kac, Eduardo and Cairo Trindade (ed.). Antolorgia. Rio de Janeiro: Codecri, 1984.
Kac, Eduardo. Escracho. Rio de Janeiro: Sai Dessa Lama, 1983.
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