FROM THE PRESS
“…witty…often riveting…something for everyone.”
– Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times
“Yet another LA audience succumbs to The Dark Bob.”
– Dianne Bates, Los Angeles Times (Calendar Section cover story)
“A hilarious shtick that predates Ali G by 25 years.”
– New York Times
VIDEO COMING SOON
2000 through 2004
ALL STARS OF LA PERFORMANCE ART
To inaugurate the opening of the L.A. outpost of New York’s legendary Knitting Factory, The Dark Bob curated a retrospective overview of performance art in southern California. Broken down into eight shows that were presented in venues throughout the city, the series featured contributions from 24 artists including Linda Albertano, John Fleck, Simone Forti, George Herms, Anna Homler, Ulysses Jenkins and Johanna Went, among others.
2009 and 2014
A RECIPE FOR DISASTER
In 2009 and 2014, The Dark Bob collaborated with Highways Performance Space, in Santa Monica, on A Recipe for Disaster, a two part celebration of the community of alternative artists that flourished in Los Angeles during the late ‘60s and ‘70s. Participants included Nancy Buchanan, Bob & Bob, Llyn Foulkes, Cheri Gaulke, Gronk, George Herms, Suzanne Lacy, Rudy Perez, Rachel Rosenthal, Ilene Segalove, Barbara T. Smith and Jeffrey Vallance.
LIFE IN THE FAST LANE: DOING PERFORMANCE ART IN THE BIG 80’s
An extension of The Dark Bob’s A Recipe for Disaster project with Highways Performance Space, Life in the Fast Lane cast a wider net and featured performance art that incorporated elements of experimental choreography, music, comedy and theatre. Participating artists included Jacki Apple, Weba Garretson, Simone Gad, Michael Intriere, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Dan Kwong, Josie Roth, John M. White and others.