Category Archives: Los Angeles

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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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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Notes on Bob & Bob

Bob & Bob “Who Are Bob & Bob?” Los Angeles, 1980 Kurcfeld, Michael, “Bob & Bob Get Serious: Be Straight with Bob & Bob & Bob & Bob Will Be Straight With you,” High Performance, no. 6, v.2, June 1979, … Continue reading

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Zackary Drucker

8. Who/what inspires your most recent body of work? My latest piece, which I’m premiering at Movement Research Festival in NYC in 2 days, is inspired by tropes of drag performance and spectacle. Using the classic power reversal of drag queen … Continue reading

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Notes on Nancy Buchanan

Nancy Buchanan “These Creatures,” video, (1979) Buchanan, Nancy. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Piece,” La Mamelle Magazine: Art Contemporary, no.4, v.1, Spring 1976, PP8-9. Documentation with text and photo of performance work presented August 1974 at the Gerard John Hayes Gallery, Los … Continue reading

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