I had never really considered performance art, in the context we talked about in class, to fall under the art category. Intrigued by this new idea I did a little research to find out some of the basic facts. I learned that it is difficult to sensor many of the performance art pieces because they are all new ideas and most are things that have never been tired before. The issues are all very current and have relevancy of today’s topics and media influences. Performance art can involve and audience with taste, smell and sounds not available with electronic media and not practical in a regular theater. Most of the audiences are small with around 30 or so that at times interact with the performance. Many of these performances are short, approximately fifteen to twenty minutes long. Performances range from very upscale to being very causal settings. They cost very little to produces and are all based upon the creativity of the director. After find out these basic facts I am able to better understand how these performances function and are seen as another type of art form.