Spring 1992 issue of Discourse dedicated to happenings, body, spectacle and virtual reality. Guest edited by Valie Export and Herbert Blau. Essays include "The Prospect Before Us," by Herbert Blau; Persona, Proto-Performance, Politics: A Preface," by Valie Export; "The Spectacle of the Anti-Spectacle: Happenings and the Situationist International," by Jon Erickson; "Viennese Actionism and the Vienna Group: The Austrian Avant-Garde after 1945," by Ferdinand Schmatz; "Survival Ethos and Destruction Art," by Kristine Stiles; "The Rope Trick," by David Crane; "Performance Art / Life Art / Mediafication," by Gerhard Johann Lischka; "What is Left of Performance Art? Autopsy of a Function; Birth of a Genre," by Josette Féral; "Binary Terror and Feminist Performance: Reading Both Ways," by Vivian M. Patraka; "Radiophonic Art: The Voice of the Impossible Body," by Allen S. Weiss; "Theater of the Ears," by Valère Novarina; "Interactive Art: Touching the 'Body in the Mind,'" by Regina Cornwell; and "Identity and Mask in Virtual Reality," by Ann Lasko-Harvill. Includes a list of books received and contributor biographies. Front cover art by Ken Feingold, back cover art by Ann Lasko-Harvill.