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Performance Scores and Instructions for the Midterm Elections

Los Angeles artists perform in anticipation of next week’s elections, and, if we’re lucky, there may be a special appearance by Pigasus, a 145-pound pig.

Robby Herbst, “The Great Transformer, The Impact Of The Internet On Economic Growth And Prosperity,” as played in Los Angeles Elysian Park in 2017 (photo by Ian Byers-Gamber, image courtesy Robby Herbst)

Edited by artists John Burtle and Elana Mann, the new book Propositional Attitudes: What do we do now? is an anthology of recent performance scores and instructions meant to blur the lines between spectator and participant. Featuring contributions from Carolina Caycedo, Dorit Cypis, Fallen Fruit, Udita Upadhyaya, and many others, the collected works engage with themes of political organizing and social responsibility, raising difficult questions like: “What societal roles should we follow or break? What constitutes political dissent? And what are the ramifications of our decisions to comply or revolt?”

To celebrate the book’s release, and in anticipation of next week’s midterm elections, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions will be hosting an Election Extravaganza Sunday afternoon. The event will feature an informal conversation with the book’s editors as well as four performances from Emily Mast, Neha Choksi, Sebastian Hernandez (performing a piece by Mariángeles Soto-Díaz), and Robby Herbst, providing a diverse range of voices from LA’s performance art community. If we’re lucky, there may even be a special appearance by Pigasus, the 145-pound pig nominated for president by the Yippies at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, with the slogan, “They nominate a president and he eats the people. We nominate a president and the people eat him.”

When: Sunday, November 4, 4–6pm
Where: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) (6522 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Los Angeles)

More info at LACE.

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