Final Transmission: Performance Art and AIDS in Los Angeles
Saturday, July 31st | 1PM
In-store at Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth LA Bookstore
Please join us on Saturday, July 31st at 1pm at Artbook at Hauser and Wirth for the LA book launch of Final Transmission, Performance Art and AIDS in Los Angeles. This event celebrates the conclusion of NS, co directors Brian Getnick and Tanya Rubbak's 6-volume archive of Performance Art and community.
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In 2011 Performance Artist Brian Getnick and Designer Tanya Rubbak launched NS (Native Strategies), a platform for live performance and a corresponding journal of dialogues between Performance Artists in Los Angeles. Final Transmission: Performance Art and AIDS in Los Angeles is their capstone project: a document of intergenerational conversations between performance artists, activists and scholars reflecting on how the apex of the AIDS crisis continues to affect their work and communities. Essays by Getnick link these charged exchanges about loss, repair and resilience to the role artists play in transmitting history and myth through the current pandemic.
Final Transmission was co-published with LADA (Live Art Development Agency) May 1st, 2021
More about NS:
NS is a platform for researching contemporary performance in Los Angeles within the envelope of 5 years (2011-2016). Each issue focussed on a modality of performance in communities that share strategies for making work but are separated by LA’s vast terrain, the publics that were drawn to them and importantly, how they spoke about what they made. NS, as a model of research, proposes that in order to examine contemporary performance in Los Angeles one has to be promiscuously engaged within the many small communities that gather across its tangle of freeways and vast terrain.