Critical Writing Index

Performance Art Re-Visited: Rhonda Abrams: The Sugar Bushman

by Clive Robertson

Fuse, May 1986, v. 9, no. 6, p. 29

Review of Rhonda Abrams' performance The Sugar Bushman, which was part of the 1001 Nights series. The performance addressed the effects of acid rain and sulphur dioxide on the maple sugar industry in the style of a 1940's/1950's musical. A fiddler played while singer John McKeown sang "The Lament of The Sugar Bush Man" in a form of operatic country. Robertson discusses the alluring aesthetic and success of the performance.

ITEM 1986.078 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Sugar BushmanRhonda Abrams

Laurie Anderson