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Dec 20
Ron Athey, Resonate/Obliterate, 2011.
via Artnet

Ron Athey, Resonate/Obliterate, 2011.

via Artnet


Nov 21

Friend #00 at the Bad Cave - Press Release

For Immediate Release:

THE ACTION BUREAU PRESENTS J. PATRICK WALSH III’S FRIEND #00

Performance: Saturday, December 10, 2011, 4pm- sunset, Bronson Caves in Griffith Park
Holiday Party: Saturday, December 10, 2011 10pm- onward, 4219 Whiteside St., 90063

THE ACTION BUREAU is pleased to present FRIEND #00, a performance by artist J. Patrick Walsh III, which will take place Saturday, December 10, 2011, 4pm until sunset in the Bronson Caves located inside Los Angeles’ Griffith Park.

Friend #00 at The Bad Cave

Friend #00 came to me in a dream; he was wearing a football jersey, with the last name Friend and his number 00. At a distance I could see him walking towards an opening to a cave, or a portal. He drifted quietly through the night. I saw this figure as one of zero reflection, anything he communicated or transmitted was absorbed by the outside world but he desired echo. In my dream I knew he had been searching for a reflection and like myself had started his search in an anechoic chamber known for its testing of cellular communication. This performance continues the search for his reflection from the manmade echoless chamber to the man made echo chamber the Bronson Cave, which appeared as the “bat cave” in the classic television show “Batman.” At this location, a series of communication devices will be installed such as sonar and sculpture along with spoken texts that will attempt to echo back at Friend #00.

-J. Patrick Walsh III

J. Patrick Walsh III is an artist based in Los Angeles. He studied at Keystone College in LaPlume, PA and received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005. He is currently completing his MFA from the University of Southern California.

Directions to the Bat Cave: From Franklin Boulevard, turn north on Canyon Drive. Follow Canyon Drive 1.6 miles until you reach a dirt parking lot where you can leave your car. Walk up the curved trail on the east side of the road. http://www.laparks.org/dos/parks/facility/bronsonCanyonGP.htm


Oct 17

Dawn Kasper featuring Karen Adelman and Tara O’Neil, Meditations in a Fucked Up Emergency, 2011.

[Part 1] [Part 2][Part 3]

Free Clinic #2

Organized by The Action Bureau

Human Resources, Los Angeles, California


Dawn Kasper featuring Karen Adelman and Tara O’Neil, Meditations in a Fucked Up Emergency, 2011.

[Part 1] [Part 2][Part 3]

Free Clinic #2

Organized by The Action Bureau

Human Resources, Los Angeles, California


Oct 6

Free Clinic #2

Please Join Us

The Action Bureau Presents Free Clinic #2

Featuring

Marilyn Arsem

Alejandra Herrera

&

Dawn Kasper

October 13th, 2011

at 6 O’Clock

Human Resources

410 Cottage Home St. in Chinatown

Los Angeles, California


Press Release


Sep 19

Kate Levant

Images from Blood Drive: Compromised by Kate Levant

July 16-September 4, 2009

Source: Zach Feuer


Istvan Kantor - Blood Campaign

Source: Istvan Kantor


Sep 17

Free Clinic #2 Fundraiser!

$2205 RAISED of $2000 GOAL

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

We are excited to announce that Free Clinic #2 will take place on October 13th, and will again be hosted by Human Resources.  Free Clinic #2 is the next installment in an ongoing series of of action-based, body-centric performance events that pair Los Angeles-based artists with the larger international performance community. Organized by The Action Bureau, our curatorial collective based here in L.A., Free Clinic #2 will bring together Internationally renowned artists Marilyn Arsem (Boston, MA) and Alejandra Herrera (Los Angeles, CA, b. Santiago, Chile), and one more LA artist to be announced, to perform new work at this exciting event.

We are honored that these artists have agreed to participate in Free Clinic #2, and it is a fundamental goal to keep the experience of the Free Clinic free for all attendees. However, we are still a very new curatorial collective and we have not yet found a significant source of financial backing, so we are turning to you, our community, to help make these first events a reality.

We are humbly soliciting help to meet our funding goal of $2000 by October 1st.  These funds will be used to cover the cost of airfare for Ms. Arsem, the three artists’ materials and a small honorarium for each, the publication of a small zine to be distributed for free at the performance, and refreshments for the night of the event. You can read our official press release for Free Clinic #2 here.  To give you a sense of the scale and ambition of this project, documentation of our first Free Clinic can be found here.




To thank you for your help, we are offering a range of killer gifts for donations at all levels:

$10- 2 Free Clinic and Action Bureau buttons, and a copy of the Free Clinic #2 Zine

$25- Limited Edition copy of Free Clinic #2 Zine packaged in a specially designed envelope, as well as 2 Free Clinic and Action Bureau buttons,

$50- Limited Edition event poster, in addition to the Free Clinic and Action Bureau buttons and Limited Edition copy of Free Clinic #2 Zine packaged in a specially designed envelope

$100- Limited Edition DVD documenting Free Clinic #2 in addition to the Free Clinic and Action Bureau buttons, Limited Edition copy of Free Clinic #2 Zine packaged in a specially designed envelope, and a Limited Edition event poster

$250-a commissioned drawing by artist and Action Bureau co-founder Paul Waddell [he will literally draw you anything you want], as well as all of the prizes previously listed

$500-a special ephemeral object generated by one of the performances, in addition to a commissioned drawing by artist and Action Bureau co-founder Paul Waddell, and all of the prizes previously listed

$1000-a lively dinner with the artists and organizers of the Free Clinic #2 (donors are responsible for their own transportation to and from the dinner), AND a special ephemeral object generated by one of the performances, in addition to a commissioned drawing by artist and Action Bureau co-founder Paul Waddell, and all of the prizes previously listed and our sincere gratitude forever.



We are thrilled to be able to present such important and timely performance art in Los Angeles and we can’t wait for this event. However, we really need the extra support in order to make Free Clinic #2 the best possible event ever. We are accepting donations via PayPal (because we are avoiding your money going to Kickstarter and Amazon which surprisingly take a sizable amount of any funds raised).

Please click here to donate now!  Thank you for your support!

If you have any questions about the project, feel free to contact any member of the Action Bureau:  Parker Davis, Catherine Taft, or Paul Waddell, at actionbureau@gmail.com


With Respect,

The Action Bureau
Parker Davis, Catherine Taft, and Paul Waddell

$2205 RAISED of $2000 GOAL

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED:

Karen Adelman
Kaitie Alderete
Katie Aliprando
Ian Arenas
Alison Beck
Ryan Beck
Sam Bloch
David Bodhi Boylan
Jennifer Boysen
Brian Bress
Nancy Buchanan
John Bylander
Lucy Chinen
Alice Clements
Kevin Davis
Virginia DiCecco
Katherine Factor
Philip Fryer
Jessica Gaston
Melinda Guillen
Christiane Harrison
Marc Horowitz
Daniel Ingroff
Stanya Kahn
Devin Kenny
Ellie Lee
Max Maslanksy
Anna Mayer
Mary Alice Moffitt
Jessica Moreno
Amy Morris
Jennifer Nichols
Thymaya Payne
Julien Raffinot
Jesse Robinson
Julian Rood
Amanda Ross-Ho & Erik Frydenborg
Jon Shore
A.L. Steiner
Elaine Stocki
Tim Stump
Maira Sutton
Mr. & Mrs. Oren C. Taft III
Geoff Tuck
John & Ruth Waddell
Christine Wang
Kate Wolf(Los Angeles, CA)
Katherine Wolf(Portland, OR)
Christopher Yin & John Yoon


Free Clinic #2 - Press Release

For Immediate Release

The Action Bureau
http://actionbureau.tumblr.com/

Human Resources
410 Cottage Home Street 
Los Angeles, CA
info@humanresourcesla.com
www.humanresourcesla.com


THE ACTION BUREAU PRESENTS FREE CLINIC #2 AT HUMAN RESOURCES


THE ACTION BUREAU is pleased to present FREE CLINIC #2, the second installment in an ongoing series of of action-based, body-centric performance events.  FREE CLINIC #2 will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 6pm-9pm and is hosted by Human Resources, the performance-focused art collective in L.A.’s Chinatown gallery district.

The FREE CLINIC provides a platform for Los Angeles-based artists to connect with the larger international performance community. By pairing artists with intersecting methods and practices, The FREE CLINIC aims to engage the local public with the growing discourse surrounding the performance art medium.  Each Clinic in the series will include a publication featuring photographs and writings on the artists’ work, to be distributed free-of-charge to attendees.

FREE CLINIC #2 will bring together Internationally renowned artists Marilyn Arsem (Boston, MA), Alejandra Herrera (Los Angeles, CA, b. Santiago, Chile), and Dawn Kasper (Los Angeles, CA) to present new performance work in Los Angeles. Unintentionally coinciding with the October full moon, the event on the 13th will feature three of today’s most exciting performance artists that all share a distinct investment in the unique properties and conditions of live performance. These include the fundamental centrality of the subjective body, the role an audience plays in relation to the performer, and the transformation of a material’s meaning through action.

There is no charge for admission, and complimentary refreshments will be provided.

Please help keep the Free Clinic FREE!  This event is funded by donations, large and small, from generous individuals like yourself.  Please show your support by donating now, and receive your choice of Action Bureau/Free Clinic gifts.

About the Artists

MARILYN ARSEM has been creating live events since 1975, ranging from solo performances to large-scale works incorporating installation and performance. She has presented work at festivals, alternative spaces, galleries, museums, conferences and universities throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America. In many of her recent performances, Arsem has focused on current political issues. Her site-specific performances respond to both the history of the site, as well as to the immediate landscape and materiality of the location. The events are designed to implicate the audience directly in the concerns of the work, to create an experience that is both visceral and intellectual. To accomplish this, she incorporates a broad range of media, and often engages all the senses. Sites have included a former Cold War missile base in the United States, a 15th century Turkish bath in Macedonia, an aluminum factory in Argentina, and the site of the Spanish landing in the Philippines.  She is a full-time faculty member at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she teaches performance art, and is a graduate advisor.

ALEJANDRA HERRERA is a visual artist and performer from Santiago (Chile), currently living in Los Angeles (USA). She has presented her performances in numerous galleries and festivals in South and North America as well as Europe. She was Assistant Professor at the Performance Art Workshop of Alexander Del Re in Valparaíso. Her works usually include woman’s being as an object in and of itself, sometimes in contrast to the male being, exploring sensuality and materiality in relation to her body, both in digital pictures and in performance. She has produced and organized visual arts shows, such as the Annual Showcase of Students of the Arts Faculty of the University of Chile, exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santiago, “Av-ant Perfo”, the first international performance art show in Valparaíso, and “Perfo Puerto”, the First Latin American festival of performance art in Chile.

DAWN KASPER is an active Los Angeles based performance artist. Kasper has performed and exhibited internationally at galleries and institutions including the Migros Museum Für Genenwartskunst in Zurich, LISTE Basel, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Art Basel Art Positions Miami, LACMA, LACE, The Hammer Museum, MOCA, Newman Popiashvili Gallery New York, Anna Helwing Gallery, Circus Gallery, Leo Koenig Inc., Projekte New York, Art in General New York, Copy Gallery Philadelphia, and David Castillo Gallery Miami. Kasper is currently one of the acting co-directors of the performance and experimental art venue Human Resources in Los Angeles.


About the Organizers

THE ACTION BUREAU is a curatorial collective founded by artists Parker Davis and Paul Waddell, and now includes Catherine Taft.  
Please visit us online at http://actionbureau.tumblr.com/

About the Host

Human Resources was founded by a team of creative individuals who seek to broaden engagement with contemporary and conceptual art, with an emphasis on performative and underexposed modes of expression.  Human Resources is not-for-profit and seeks to foster widespread public appreciation of the performative arts by encouraging maximum community access. Human Resources also serves as a point of convergence for diverse and disparate art communities to engage in conversation and idea-sharing promoting the sustainability of non-traditional art forms.

Contact HR at:

info@humanresourcesla.com

213-290-4752
humanresourcesla.com

410 Bernard St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012


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