Movement and the Visual Arts Symposium
(Conference and Performance Art)

Date: Friday, June 2, 2006, 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall

Participating artists included:

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

This conference brings together a dynamic group of artists and scholars to participate in a day of lectures, dialogues, screenings, and performances that explore moments of intersection between the visual arts, dance, and other forms of cultural production.
Featured speakers are Elise Archias, Martin Kersels, Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Babette Mangolte, Peggy Phelan, and Branislav Jakovljevic.

About 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.
This conference examines whether a more generalized rubric such as "movement" may be a productive starting point for the investigation of creative cohesions between these varied artistic practices.

L.A. Art Girls
Throughout the day on the grounds of the Getty Center, the artist collective L.A. Art Girls presents short performances, interventions, and other impromptu activities inspired by Fluxus objects and events from the special collections of the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute.

An Evening of Short Performances

Date: Saturday, June 3, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Several short performances showcase work by leading practitioners of avant-garde performance and dance.

The LA Art Girls perform Spanish Card Piece for Objects, (1963)
The LA Art Girls are a collective of independent California-based artists. The group began in 2004 as a means of encouraging discourse on contemporary art and as a way of introducing artists to one another. This piece from George Brecht's Water Yam. Fluxus C from the Jean Brown Papers in the collections of the Getty Research Institute uses Spanish cards and stopwatches to choreograph movement and sound.

Other Performances that evening included Martin Kersels Hack, Sally Silvers Little Lieutenant and Along the Skidmark of Recorded History, The John Jasperse Dance Company Scavenger (work-in-progress) and Duet from "Madison as I imagine it", and Yvonne Rainer AG Indexical, with a little help from H.M.