Claire Bishop's book, Artificial Hells, provides a useful resource to engage with a set of works in performance of relevance to studio practice today. I am uploading my notes on the the first pages of the book. I found myself wanting to see her attend more closely to Bourriaud's thinking, but not because I would take up sides with him concerning their differences. The project is not to promote a given practice or oppose a particular trend. It seems to me that what we mean by responsibility in performance art is not something that simply bears on the realization of new work, on exhibition or support, art work or audience. Responsibility is of interest within the context of publication as well, of reading and writing, as well as media and publicity. All of this is, naturally, only a gesturing toward what is at stake.