Earlier this month, Native Strategies, a Los Angeles-based network of performance art makers, producers and critical thinkers, began its month-long residency at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). Titled N (Enter) S, the summer series features a number of installations and public performances of sound, speech and text works, presented by 30 artists—many of whom are CalArtians.
Curated by Brian Getnick, Tanya Rubbak and Jules Gimbrone, the artist projects are related to the “process of producing a journal.” Native Strategies is using the event to celebrate the release of its Issue #4: Dispersions – the act and sign of communication and to gather performance material for the forthcoming Issue #5: Music Issues – the privileging and negation of bodies of sound.
More about the residency from LACE:
The installation consists of three stages:
Stage 1 is a mock television studio in which artists engage in dialog and perform with and for each other.
Stage 2 is a production desk where the document is created. The activities of research gathering, editing, and design are performed and projected.
Stage 3 is the distribution center displaying NS journals, other related publications, and relevant research and reading materials.
At LACE, N (enter) S enacts the experience of reading a Native Strategies issue by positioning people and their practices directly into each other’s orbits. The project’s model of research is to pay close attention to what is happening on the ground in Los Angeles and to represent the divergent ideologies, methods and wisdom of contemporary practitioners and investigating critics. The aim is to intersect diverse forms and ideas among artists from different regions, classes, and degrees of formal education, ethnicity and sexuality.
This weekend’s shows include:
Saturday, July 26
1-2 pm – Odeya Nini (Music MFA 11) and Oscar Miguel Santos (Sister Mantos)
2-3 pm – Dorian Wood and Claire Cronin
Sunday, July 27
1-2 pm – Todd Lerew (Music MFA 14) and Kevin Robinson (Music BFA 14)
2-3 pm – Morgan Lee Gerstmar (Music MFA 14) and Xina Xurner
3-4 pm – Weba Garretson and Ingrid Lee (Music BFA 12)
Last week, the series presented performances by Chiara Giovando (Film/Video MFA 11), Anna Luisa Petrisko (Music MFA 14), Christopher Rountree, Luke Fischbeck, Jules Gimbrone (Music MFA 13), Erik Avery, David James Paha (Music MFA 14), Michael Anthony Ibarra, Archie Carey (Music MFA 11) and Molly Allis (Music MFA 14).
N (Enter) S
July 26, 1-3 pm
July 27, 1-4 pm
6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles