Native Strategies: The Performance Art Journal of Los Angeles, No. 3, Winter 2012.
Journal featuring works by Cynthia Carr, SamaraGolden, Liz Glynn, Samuel White, AmandaYates, Rafa Esparza,Alexa Weir, Jane Brucker, Tanya Rubbak, Signify, Santify, Believe
Native Strategies is a five-year study of contemporary performance modalities through the creation of 10 differently themed performance series and 10 uniquely designed journals. Our goal in creating NS is to assert that a spectrum of specific practices are at play in Los Angeles and that diversity provides the most compelling and complex picture of our city's cultural output. In this sense, NS is a taxanomical project with the aim of mapping out precise frameworks for respondingto different types of performance. Yet, bringing attention to a multiplicity of forms challenges the historical tendency to allow certain ones to become monolithic. Native Strategies is here as a vehicle for a more truthful telling of the story of LA performance art between the years 2011 and 2016 and to use this research as the basis for a book, each journal becoming a separate chapter.
To understand what performance art in LA is, we need to look outside of our immediate communities, to meet people we don't know yet, and to stretch across the terrain.
Native Strategies is directed by Brian Getnick and Tanya Rubbak.
HR mentionned on page 19 and page 57.