Street Art is a term with no universally agreed and robust definition, though of course the one employed on the Shoreditch Street Art Tour is the correct one! Technically street art extends beyond painting, stencils, paste ups, sculpture and the stuff that interests us to people covered in makeup standing completely still on the Southbank (non performance street art!) and it includes performance art.
With the bike yet again in for repairs (sigh), as I entered Liverpool St station this afternoon I came across Ben Driscoll engaged in an amusing and witty street performance. Pressed for the concept, Ben said it is primarily about seeing a reaction but also about a bit of fun. It has hints of David Shrigley about it. I was amused.
link: Ben Driscoll