Performance as Public Art

In Kracauer’s Mass Ornament, we are exposed to one of the first instances of public art – the Tiller Girls. During the war period, an army (PUN!) of girls were used to train simple dance moves. Executed perfectly, the girls started to be seen as a unit instead of individuals, symbolizing the strength of capitalism and industrialism in the rising powers. Articles can be read here.

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