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Paul Waddell, Business Man as Hero—a Behavioral Simulation Model for Metropolitan Policy Analysis, Human Resources, April 30, 2011

May 8, 2011

Last week, I did a brief write-up of Human Resources’ highly anticipated Grand Re-Opening event at their posh new space in Chinatown. I thought Paul Waddell’s fascinating performance deserved more commentary as well as more photo documentation. Waddell was clearly out to disturb the peace and interact with people in very pointed ways. Wearing a […]

Confusion Is Sex #3, Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, organized by Dino Dinco, Dawn Kasper and Oscar Santos, August 3, 2013

August 5, 2013

Last December, about 40 acres of forest were suddenly cut down by the US Army Corps of Engineers in an alleged attempt to preserve public safety. According to cryptic statements made by the USACE, the lush trees and brush, home to countless wildlife species, were razed because they had been harboring gay cruisers and homeless […]

Distant Lands, Blowups, Quiet Whispers: the First Five Days of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival

January 24, 2012

The first five days of the jam-packed Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival have passed, and I’ve survived, albeit barely. Since Thursday, it seems like I’ve spent a lot of time driving to the farthest reaches of Greater Los Angeles to watch stuff get blown up, lit up, and shot at. Crowd-pleasing spectacles […]

Jamie McMurry, Joe Deutch, and Jeff Huckleberry in Free Clinic #1, curated by The Action Bureau, Human Resources, August 9, 2011

August 14, 2011

I’ve written here before about how the general population consistently misuses and misunderstands the term “performance art.” Just the other day, Charles McNulty did it in an LA Times review of Sandra Bernhard’s I Love Being Me, Don’t You? at REDCAT: “Somewhere inside of Bernhard is a performance artist waiting to bust out. She has […]