Sunday, May 19, 2024

Brian Getnick

Brian Getnick is an artist, curator and writer about contemporary performance in Los Angeles.

He is the director of PAM residencies, a showcase and residency program for performers making long form work (30+minutes).

He is the founder and co-director with Tanya Rubbak of Native Strategies, a journal documenting performance art in LA since 2011.

The books mentioned in the interview  are “Further on, Nothing. Tadeusz Kantor’s Theatre” by Michal Kobialka and “The Children’s Book” by A.S. Byatt

“Moonchops” 2016, solo performance, Automata Theater, photo by BG
“RGB” 2013, installation of costumes and curtains made between 2007-2013, Monte Vista Projects, photo by Ruben Diaz
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  1. […] Brian Getnick is a Los Angeles based artist, curator, and writer. He runs a small theater in Highland Park called PAM offering residencies to artists who work primarily in performance. Upon his initial arrival in LA, Getnick got swept up in the queer underground nightlife scene where he encountered what he describes as performances he would expect to see in a gallery. Getnick began making costumes for performers in the queer and drag scene. Costume became a part of his own social nightlife where Getnick found people gravitate toward costuming. These experiences changed his perception of himself as a static, gallery-based sculptor opening a door to performative sculpture. […]

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