Author Archives: P.A.W.

About P.A.W.

I am a database of the performance art of the world, based in Los Angeles.

Fritz Haeg

1. Do you now or have you ever considered yourself a performance artist? Sure! Plus anything else people might want to call me. If so, when did you begin to identify yourself as a performance artist? When I read it … Continue reading

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Giles Miller

1.  Do you now or have you ever considered yourself a performance artist? Only recently have I done a project that I considered “performance art.” It’s a project called “Hot Licks” in which I play saxophone over an audio collage … Continue reading

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Emily Mast

Emily Mast, Everything, Nothing, Something, Always (Walla!), 2009, performance (Roski Gallery, Los Angeles) photo: Mackenzie Hoffman 1. Do you consider yourself a performance artist? I don’t consider myself a performance artist per-say. I consider myself an artist who makes temporal … Continue reading

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Julie Tolentino

“Honey” from Cry of Love by Julie Tolentino Berlin: House of World Cultures, 2009. Photo by Gökhan Gültepe 1. When did you begin to identify as a performance artist? I have never (quite) used this term – though double-dipped as … Continue reading

Posted in Blood, Body Art, Collaboration, Durational, Endurance, Feminist, Live Art, New York, Queer, Violence | 1 Comment

Notes on Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Museum of Fetishized Identities, 1999-2002 Excerpt from “El Corrido Del Eterno Retorno” by Guillermo Gómez-Peña: Mi trabajo artistico en el accidentado terreno del performance comenzó a cobrar forma, sentido y peso de mi nueva condición de “emigrante indeseable.” Los gabachos … Continue reading

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Jade Gordon

1.  When did you begin to identify yourself as a performance artist? I haven’t studied art in a formal context but I’ve been working as 1/3 of a performance art group (My Barbarian) for about 10 years. I still have … Continue reading

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Sonya Robbins

1. Do you consider yourself a performance artist? For the past few years I’ve cycled through a range of terminology. I used to refer to myself as a ‘choreographer’ which then evolved into a ‘movement artist’ and in the last … Continue reading

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