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Final Transmission: Performance Art and AIDS in Los Angeles

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An event celebrating the final issue of NS, a 6 volume archive of performance art and community in Los Angeles.

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LADA is delighted to host an online book launch and discussion marking the publication of the 6th issue of NS*, “Final Transmission: Performance Art and AIDS in Los Angeles”.

The last in a 6 volume archive of performance art and community in Los Angeles, “Final Transmission” is a book of intergenerational dialogue between artists, scholars and activists about what it means to transfer the skills, ideas and mysteries of performance through pandemic and crises.

Please join us on Saturday 1 May at 7pm (11am PST) for this special celebration. We will update this page shortly with further information about the event, and with links to pre-order the book.

In the summer of 2016, NS*, the performance art journal of Los Angeles, brought together 35 performance artists, scholars, and activists to discuss the impact of the ongoing AIDS crisis on queer communities and performance culture in Los Angeles. Throughout that four day event, (co-produced with Swissnex Sanfrancisco, Queer Biennial, and Zurich Moves), participants uncovered histories, myths and a deep well of emotion on both sides of the generational divide created by the epidemic. Final Transmission, Performance Art and AIDS in Los Angeles compiles those exchanges in a book that highlights the legacy of catastrophe on performance making in the context of the current pandemic.  

Contributors  to the book include: Pablo Alvarez, Benita Roth, Ty Geltmaker, Jamillah James, Nao Bustamante, Jennifer Doyle, Marcel Alcalá, Mica Sigourney, Liss LaFleur, Daniel Hellmann, Alexandra Juhasz, Dont Rhine, Chris Freeman, Jack Halberstam, Simone Aughterlony, Travis Read-Davidson, Brandon Drew Holmes, Raquel Gutiérrez, Andy Sacher, Robb Hernandez, Rafa Esparza, Sebastian Hernandez, Kenyon Farrow, Nathan Schocher, Keith Hennessy, Philip Littell, Ryka Aoki, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Obidio Martinez, Marc Streit, Mark C. Tennyson Rubén Esparza, Stuart Sandford, DINO DINCO, Ron Athey, Zackary Drucker, Sheree Rose, iiia anxelin eleuia xochipilli,Tanya Rubbak and Brian Getnick.

Final Transmission is co-published by NS and LADA.

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Please RSVP by booking through eventbrite. The booking link will be closed 2 hours prior to the event starting. Shortly before 7pm you will be emailed a link to join the event.

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Covid-19 Update: Please check for updates and more info via our COVID-19 statement here. We are also gathering information and resources to support artists and arts workers hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Image credits:

Tanya Rubbak.

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