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Native Strategies: N(enter)S

July 9, 2014 - July 31, 2014

Native Strategies: N (ENTER) S
Curated by Brian Getnick, Tanya Rubbak, and Jules Gimbrone

Opening performances: July 11, 2014, 8PM
Exhibition: July 9-31, 2014

For their summer residency at LACE, Native Strategies presents N (enter) S, a series of public performances of sound, speech, and documentation. From July 9 to July 31, audiences will celebrate the release of Issue #4: Dispersions – the act and sign of communication and witness the simultaneous generation and gathering of performance material for the forthcoming Native Strategies Issue #5: Music Issues – the privileging and negation of bodies of sound.

N (enter) S is a Native Strategies issue come to life within three-dimensional space. Throughout their residency, Native Strategies will invite over 30 artists to perform in the LACE galleries and enact the process of producing a journal. Audiences can literally step into graphic design and observe the act of creating and archiving content in real time.

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.

For Issue #5: Music Issues – the privileging and negation of bodies of sound, Native Strategies will utilize the LACE stages to host performances and to stimulate collaboration between the often disparate artistic worlds of music and sound production in Los Angeles. Artists scheduled to performed include: Jules Gimbrone, Odeya Nini, Todd Lerew, Oscar Miguel Santos (Sister Mantos), Michael Anthony Ibarra, Dorian Wood, Archie Carey, Molly Allis, Chiara Giovando (MANKIND), Claire Cronin, Morgan Lee Gerstmar, Erik Avery, David James Paha, Kevin Robinson, Weba Garretson, Ingrid Lee, Xina Xurner, Juliana Snapper, and Anna Luisa Petrisko (Jeepneys), among others.

Thursday July 17
7pm-8pm – Chiara Giovando (MANKIND) & Christopher Rountree
8pm–9pm – Luke Fischbeck & Anna Luisa Petrisko (Jeepneys)

Friday July 18
7pm-8pm – Jules Gimbrone & Erik Avery
8pm-9pm – David James Paha & Michael Anthony Ibarra
9pm-10pm – Archie Carey & Molly Allis

Saturday July 26
1pm-2pm – Odeya Nini & Oscar Miguel Santos (Sister Mantos)
2pm-3pm – Dorian Wood & Claire Cronin

Sunday July 27
1pm-2pm – Todd Lerew & Kevin Robinson
2pm-3pm – Morgan Lee Gerstmar & Xina Xurner
3pm-4pm – Weba Garretson & Ingrid Lee

Sunday July 31 – Closing party, 7PM
The night will a performance by Juliana Snapper, and conversation with Brian Getnick

Native Strategies is a 5 year long project co-directed by Brian Getnick and Tanya Rubbak. This summer we welcome guest curator Jules Gimbrone to collaborate with us on N (enter) S and Issue # 5: Music Issues- the privileging and negation of bodies of sound. For more on Gimbrone’s work as an artist and organizer: julesgimbrone.com and packprojects.us. To learn more about Native Strategies, visit www.nativestrategiesla.com.

Native Strategies: N (enter) S is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.
The Echo Park Film Center and Side Street Projects have generously donated equipment for the production of this installation.


July 9, 2014
July 31, 2014
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