The Editrix of riting.la- an experiment in writing that engages with performance happening now in Los Angeles- invite artists, writers, and readers of the Riting and performance community at large to gather together in a live space. There will be a circle dance, a talk by Andrew Horwitz from Culturebot on the Citizen Critic Project, and time for thought and idea sharing on the values of critical art writing and its impact on practice. There will be a reading list to come.
Riting is an experiment in writing that engages with performance happening now in Los Angeles. Riting is a ground for encounters between artists, their critical community, and the public they belong to. Riting brings together a multiplicity of bodies and a polyphony of voices. Riting supposes there is no definitive untangling. Riting assumes mutuality of investment in the ecology of performance activity in this city.
Andrew Horwitz is the Director of Programs at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. From 2010-2013 he worked as the Director of Public Programs for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council where he curated The River To River Festival, a free, month-long multidisciplinary arts festival at sites throughout Lower Manhattan. Previously he worked as Producer at Performance Space 122 (2002-2007) and from 2007-2009 as co-curator of the PRELUDE Festival at the Martin E. Segal Theater Center at the Graduate Center at CUNY. In 2013 he was co-organizer of The Brooklyn Commune Project, an eight-month long artist-driven, open, collaborative, participatory research project into the economics of cultural production in the performing arts that produced a report, The View From Here, which was presented at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference in January 2014. A well-regarded critic as well as an administrator, Andrew’s writing has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, Art Practical, Theatre Forum and The Live Art Almanac Volume 3. He is the founder of the website Culturebot.org and a 2014 recipient of the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for his project Ephemeral Objects: Art Criticism for the Post-Material World.