This week, I dedicated my time to exploring the history of art as a form of interpretation. The most interesting source I came across detailed the emergence of the performance art movement, which began in the early to mid twentieth century. Performance art was the idea that art should be used to promote social awareness and call attention to something. Generally speaking, performance art was meant to be experienced once and only once, not resulting in any sort of tangible product, but rather to have a mental and emotional effect. This movement emerged at the the same time that the existentialist movement did, so I hope next week that I can make some connections between the two.