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3 x 6 x 3 #3
October 20, 2011
20 October 2011 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Brian Getnick, Alejandra Beatriz Herrara Silva and Samuel White
Curated by Dino Dinco
$ 10 suggested donation and by reservation only.
3 x 6 x 3 # 3 is the final installment of a three part series, each component featuring a circuit of three performance artists executing continuous live work for a rotating audience of six spectators. 3 x 6 x 3 # 3 exhibits the performative work of Brian Getnick, Alejandra Beatriz Herrera Silva andSamuel White. Brian Getnick will be joined by artists Claire Cronin and Corey Fogel.
Since the beginning of what became known as performance art, artists have explored and executed one-on-one works wherein a single artist performs for/with an audience of one. These works can be intensely intimate experiences for both the performer and spectator as they engage in a direct give-and-take; the exchange inherently calls into question the roles of performer and watcher. In increasingly common discourse, spectators of a performance work are thought to also be performing within the work. The one-on-one performance experience may make this notion that much more convincing.
With the intimacy of the one-on-one performance in mind, I’m interested in exploring what arises when very small groups of spectators share an experience of unique performance, particularly when the performer can customize from where the spectators view the work. The viewing arrangement can be fixed — or not. Thus, the performer engages the spectators not only in the performance itself, but also in a potentially more complex act of negotiation and compliance. If the spectators are directed to face one another, for example, their monitoring of the performance takes on the additional aspect of monitoring one another.
*IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the overwhelming response during the first installment of this series, the artists, curator and LACE feel it best to make this performance by RSVP only. This will help reduce your wait time and make the overall event flow more smoothly. Each performance will last approximately 10 minutes and you will attend a circuit of 3 performances.
Please follow these simple instructions to RSVP for Thursday, 20 October 2011.
We are scheduling arrival times starting promptly at 6:30 pm, every 30 minutes, until 9:20 pm. You may RSVP for more than one circuit.
Arrival times are as follows:
6:30 – 7:00 pm
7:00 – 7:30 pm
7:30 – 8:00 pm
8:00 – 8:30 pm
8:30 – 9:00 pm
and 9:00 – 9:20 pm.
The final circuit of performances will begin at 9:20 pm.
Please plan in advance for traffic, parking, etc. or avoid traffic and parking entirely!
LACE is located between the Hollywood / Vine & Hollywood / Highland Metro Red Line stops.
Send an email to DinoDinco@welcometolace.org with your name, your telephone number, the number in your party and the time you’d like to arrive to begin the circuit. If that particular block of time is full, we’ll let you know what times are available. Your name must be on the list and arrivals in each block are on a first-come basis.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Brian Getnick, born 1976, Utica New York, is a performance artist and director living in Los Angeles. After receiving his MFA in Fiber and Material Studies at the school of the Art Institute of Chicago he moved to Los Angeles where he remains an active member of the performance art community. Most recently, Getnick has launched Native Strategies, a Los Angeles-focused performance art journal and showcase. He is also co-director with Noe Kidder of the forthcoming film, Holy Blood. More about Getnick at briangetnick.com
Alejandra Beatriz Herrera Silva has been an active organizer, artist and teacher in the field of performance for more than a decade and has exhibited her work extensively around the world. Originally from Santiago, Chile, she was a founding member of the PerfoPuerto arts organization, responsible for presenting the works of over 100 regional, national and international artists at varied locations throughout South America. She currently resides in Los Angeles, USA and continues to actively organize exhibits and perform her own solo works. Recent exhibits: Staglinec, Zagreb, Croatia / 7A11D Festival, Toronto, Canada; also performances in Germany, Poland and Track 16, Santa Monica, CA.
Samuel White received his degree from UCLA and attended the Independent Arts Research Program at UNAM in Mexico City. White’s performance work deals with a confrontation of the self through doubling and a need for meaningful, interpersonal relationships both with the participants and the people he encounters in daily life. This desire is evident in revealing performances in which the artist confronts the different parts of his self, thematically exploring uninhibited sexuality, psychological confrontation, and sincere self-doubt. White’s recent series, Study of Repetition to Achieve the New Now, involves customized, individual performances in which the artist investigates fantasy, sexual identity, and the absurdities of routine through scripted and/or confrontational environments such as wrestling circles and cruising bathrooms within the gallery space. White has exhibited performance works and film projects at Human Resources, Los Angeles (2011); LACE, Los Angeles (2011, 2010); Conflux City, New York (2009); Zico House, Beirut (2011); among others. Follow his work at facebook.com/pages/Samuel-White/218493464871901
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Dino Dinco was raised by a family of fighting chickens in rural Pennsylvania before moving to Los Angeles as a child. He is an independent curator, filmmaker and artist. His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in Paris (2005, 2001), Los Angeles (2001), and San Francisco (2009, 2004), as well as in group shows in London, Paris, Antwerp, Hasselt (Belgium), Mexicali, New York and Hamburg. Selections from his photographic series “Chico” were featured at Salon Paris Photo at The Louvre, Paris (2001 – 2002). His work has appeared in publications such as i-D (UK), Dutch (France), Revista Espacio (Mexico), V (US), Vogue Brasil (Brazil), Tokion (Japan), BIG (US), Studio Voice (Japan), Zoo (France) and BUTT (Holland). Dinco’s award-winning short film — “El Abuelo” — premiered at the Tate Modern in London, May 2008 and continues to screen in festivals and schools. His first feature length documentary film — “Homeboy” — profiles gay Latino men who were in gangs and premiered at the 2011 Mardi Gras Film Festival in Sydney. Dinco’s recent exhibition of photographs, installation, and objects, “Todos Somos Putos” (with Julio Torres) was favorably reviewed by novelist and Semiotext(e) co-editor, Chris Kraus, in the December 2010 edition of Artforum. His favorite superhero has always been Underdog.
In addition to his year long residency at LACE as Performance Art Curator (2011 – 2012), Dinco also curated the last two annual LACE winter fundraising events, GUTTED 2010 AND 2011, focusing on how multiple generations of performance artists speak from, about and to the body.