ERIC Number: ED114330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Lecture-Performance: An Instrument for Audience Education. Technical Report No. 7.
Dent, Frank L.
This is the seventh in a series of technical research reports by Harvard Project Zero which study artistic creation and comprehension as a means toward better art education. This study summarizes the content and practical procedures of a series of lecture-performances in different arts performed before a target audience. The lecture-performance offers an alternative to the dominant and largely unexamined assumption that the best way to build alert audiences is to produce skilled amateurs. The goal of the series was to expose the artist at work so vividly that the audience would be caught up in the artist's process of exploring and choosing between alternative ideas and means of expression. Artists usually demonstrated alternative approaches to the same object, presented and discussed some unfinished works, and included some successful finished works. Descriptions of the dozen presentations conclude the author's case that to become an "audience" is a responsible vocation requiring special preparation. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.; Rice Univ., Houston, TX.