On Performativity


Walker Living Collections Catalogue

The Living Collections Catalogue is produced by the Walker Art Center under the auspices of the Getty Foundation’s Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative, with the generous support of the Getty Foundation.

On Performativity is the first volume in an online series that interprets the diverse collections of the Walker Art Center.

Cover image: Trisha Brown performing It’s a Draw/Live Feed, Walker Art Center, April 2008.

Senior Curator, Design, Publishing, and Research

Andrew Blauvelt

Visual Arts Collection Curators

Elizabeth Carpenter, Eric Crosby

Getty Research Fellows

Liz Glass, Brooke Kellaway

New Media Initiatives Director

Robin Dowden

Senior New Media Developers

Nate Solas, Wade Stebbings

Front End Web Developers

Jackson Marketon, Anthony Warnick

New Media Designer

Eric Price

Design Director

Emmet Byrne


Karen Jacobsen, Pamela Johnson, Kathleen McLean

Senior Imaging Specialist

Greg Beckel

Design Studio Manager

Dylan Cole

Contributing Authors

  • Philip Auslander
  • Elizabeth Carpenter
  • Eric Crosby
  • Peter Eleey
  • Dorothea von Hantelmann
  • Shannon Jackson
  • Bartholomew Ryan
  • Irene V. Small

ISBN 978-1-935963-10-3

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