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Mar 28

Marilyn Arsem, Dissolution, 2011.

Free Clinic #2

Organized by the Action Bureau

Human Resources, Los Angeles


Jan 17

The Action Bureau Presents: Paul Waddell @ Art Los Angeles Contemporary

For Immediate Release
The Action Bureau presents: Paul Waddell
Saturday, January 21st, 11:30AM

ALAC
Ruskin Theatre
Santa Monica Airport

Presented by the curatorial collective THE ACTION BUREAU, Los Angeles artist Paul Waddell will perform his new piece, Quick start camping trip urbane sim revision: a system for showing results (2012). Developed specifically for Art Los Angeles Contemporary, this performance will loosely take the form of an intuitive camping trip, instructing the audience on survival in casual and urbane environments.

Paul Waddell is a painter and performance artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. He recently presented his performance work at the 10th annual Open Performance Festival in Beijing, China. Paul Waddell’s performance work has been written about in the Boston Dig, Art Papers, Beijing Today and TimeOut Boston.

THE ACTION BUREAU is a L.A.-based curatorial collective dedicated to furthering the discourse connecting contemporary and historical performance art. Comprised of artists Parker Davis and Paul Waddell, and writer Catherine Taft, THE ACTION BUREAU insists on a kind of performance art that maintains a rigorous engagement with the rich history and basic fundamentals of the medium. The collective seeks to promote this discourse, both locally and abroad, through the production of live-art events, exhibitions, lectures, print and multimedia publications.

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

Ron Athey, Resonate/Obliterate, 2011.

via Artnet


Dec 12

J. Patrick Walsh III

Friend #00 at the Bad Cave, 2011.

Organized by the Action Bureau

[Part 1] [Part 2]


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 18

Alejandra Herrera, Sagrado y Profano, 2011.

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

Free Clinic #2

Organized by The Action Bureau

Human Resources, Los Angeles, California


Alejandra Herrera, Sagrado y Profano, 2011.

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

Free Clinic #2

Organized by The Action Bureau

Human Resources, Los Angeles, California


Alejandra Herrera, Sagrado y Profano, 2011.

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

Free Clinic #2

Organized by The Action Bureau

Human Resources, Los Angeles, California


Oct 17

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