to Barbara T. Smith's website.
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T. Smith is one of the pioneers of performance and body art. Along with such
artists as Nancy Buchanan, Chris Burden, Allan Kaprow, Suzanne Lacy, and Paul
McCarthy, Smith redefined the nature of art by creating durational performances
in which she used her own body
often at some personal risk.
Beginning in 1968, Smith was foregrounding her own corporeal and gendered experience
in experimental performances such as "Ritual Meal" and "Feed
Me". In the 21st Century Odyssey, Smith embarked upon a journey quest for
spiritual transformation thus reinscribing the tourist landscape. Her life long
commitment to alternative spirituality as in "Celebration of the Holy Squash"
anticipates many contemporary artists who incorporate spiritual practices in