Announcing the Performance and Public Art Festival Correspondents
In celebration of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, ForYourArt asked some of L.A.’s favorite writers and cultural observers to cover the performances, events, and activities surrounding the Festival.
Visit their blogs, Facebook pages and Twitter accounts throughout the Festival for insider insight and updates, photos and live tweets on the events you missed, and use #PSTinLA to join the conversation!
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Lucy Blodgett is a multimedia journalist from Los Angeles, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literature from Occidental College. Her work can be seen on theHuffington Post and AOL.com, where she is Assistant Editor of HuffPost Los Angeles and host of “Morning Rush.”
“I love art, creative people, nostalgia, this city and seeing hard work pay off — what could comprise these better than Pacific Standard Time? It’s an honor to be amongst these Correspondents and a great thrill to be apart of this legendary experience.”
Carol Cheh is a writer and curator based in Los Angeles. She is the founder of Another Righteous Transfer!, a blog that explores LAs performance art scene. Her curatorial projects have included You Dont Bring Me Flowers: An Evening of Re-Performances (PØST, 2010) and Signals: A Video Showcase(Orange County Museum of Art, 2008).
“I am most excited about the large-scale outdoor performances, such as Judy Chicago’s A Butterfly for Pomona, Richard Jackson’s Accidents in Abstract Painting, and Lita Albuquerque’s Spine of the Earth. These are the kind of events you don’t get to see every day!!”
Alexis Johnson is a former editor at Angeleno magazine, a recent graduate of USC’s Master of Public Art Studies: Art & Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere, and continues to work as a freelance journalist, contributing to various publications and outlets like ForYourArt and The Hollywood Reporter, among others. With ForYourArt, Johnson helped conceptualize, write and edit the guide to the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival.
“I am excited about the Festival because it marks a moment in Los Angeles art history unlike any other where viewers are able to be engaged by and experience myriad artworks within a compressed period of time; the energy, thoughtfulness and vivaciousness surrounding the Festival and those involved, most notably the artists, is truly inspiring and hopefully will stimulate art-goers to seek out the rigorous practices we have available in this city.”
Bettina Korek is the founder of ForYourArt.
“I’m excited about the roving community that will form to experience the Festival throughout L.A.”
Most recently, Jessica Koslow was the editor of Campus Circle, an LA-based weekly newspaper, for four years. Before returning to her hometown, she lived in New York City, working as an editor while also freelancing for various newspapers, magazines and online publications. She received her B.A. from Brown University and is currently pursuing a master’s in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) at USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.
“I am excited about covering Civic Virtue: Watts Here and Now on January 28 to learn more about the inspiring architectural wonder and the neighborhood it calls home.”
A native Angeleno A. Moret seeks solace in the hum drum hiccup of the worn and familiar streets that she calls home. A veteran of the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Moret co-founded Installation Media, the first all digital contemporary arts publication in print and digital formats, which juxtaposes the intimacies of creation in the studio with critical analysis, rich design, and lucid photography. Currently Moret serves as editor-in-chief of Installation Magazine and Literary Director of Installation Media.
“I am thrilled to be part of this historic art event for Los Angeles!”
Shana Nys Dambrot
Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Downtown LA. She is currently LA CANVAS Arts + Books Editor and LA Editor for Whitehot Magazine as well as a regular contributor to the LA Weekly, Art Ltd, VS., and several other publications. She frequently publishes books and essays on contemporary artists.
“Any Festival that includes offerings as diverse as paint dropped from low-flying aircraft, punk rock concerts at A-list museums, musical sculptures, and technology-based protest happenings — thats the Festival for me.”
Daniel Rolnik is the editor of the art website Argot&Ochre and a contributing writer to Hi Fructose, Beautiful/Decay, FecalFace, ReserveResult, and Bulkka. He’s most sought after for his entertaining and informative interviews with artists from all over the world.
“I’m really excited to see a performance that I don’t have to read a long description of to actually enjoy”
An art-loving Angeleno turned New Yorker, who eats, sleeps, and tweets art. If lost, check the Pacific Standard Time Performance Festival…
Geoff Tuck is the founder of Notes on Looking. He is an amateur, an autodidact and an aspiring polymath who makes a persuasive case for writing and art making using strategies of non-adherence to cultural norms; Los Angeles is his home.
“Richard Jackson crashes a paint-filled plane, Liz Glynn hosts a speakeasy for intellectual and aesthetic foment, Robert Wilhite pours Chinese Cocktails of sound: the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival fosters – across the wide geography of the city and over a ten day time span – an array of opportunities for us culture junkies to reconsider and to re-imagine the history of performance in Los Angeles. I am all over this idea.”
Alissa Walker is a writer, a gelato-eater and a walker in LA. Her work can be found at publications like GOOD, Dwell, Fast Company, LA Weekly as well as her own blog, Gelatobaby.com
“I’m excited to see Los Angeles come alive with such vibrant performances and installations that are free and accessible to anyone in the city.”
Isabel Wilkinson is a correspondent for Newsweek/The Daily Beast, where she covers art and fashion.
“Im looking forward to discovering L.A. art outside of the museum!”
John White, Preparation F performance at Pomona College, 1971. Photo courtesy of the artist