Movement and the Visual Arts: Conference and Performance Art

Chief Curator Glenn Phillips

The Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

June 2-3, 2006

Micol Hebron, Stef Allespach, Claudia Bucher, Karen Dunbar, Sydney Croskery, Betsy Davis, Angela Ellsworth, Amber Arseneau, Anne Hars, Kristin Calabrese, Dawn Kasper, Leigh McCarthy, Nancy Popp, Kim Schoenstadt, Felis Stella and Elizabeth Tremante

Movement and the Visual Arts

Over the last 40 years boundaries between visual art, dance and performance have become increasingly fluid. With many artists moving continuously between multiple types of creative activity. Some of the most important artworks from this period defy easy classification, and at times it is difficult to determine whether a work should be considered dance, performance or even sculpture. The conference and event examines whether a more generalized rubric such as movement may be a productive starting point for the investigation of creative cohesion's between these varied artistic practices.

An Evening of Short Performances

L.A. Art Girls is a collective of independent California based artists. The collective began in 2004 by the artist Micol Hebron as a means of encouraging discourse on contemporary art, and as a way of introducing artists to one another. Throughout the day L.A.A.G. preform short happenings, interventions and other impromptu activities inspired by the Jean Brown Fluxus Collection housed at the Getty Research Institute Library. 

Conference Performances

The Getty Center and Museum Lecture Hall
Friday, June 2, 2006
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Total Art Performance Event

For Carolee 

Scroll Symphony
Cream Piece and Make a Salad ​

L.A. Art Girls present T.A.P.E. a project of short performances, interventions and other impromptu activities around the Getty Center. A L.A.A.G registration table outside the museum's lecture hall engages the public with a variety of Fluxus inspired projects and activities.

An Evening of Short Performances
The Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Saturday, June 3, 2006
8:00 p.m.
L.A. Art Girls perform Spanish Card Piece for Objects from George Brecht's Water Yam. Fluxus C, from the Jean Brown Papers in the Getty Research Institute collection. The work uses Spanish cards and stopwatches to choreograph movement and sound.