John M. White

2nd Stories



John's Summary
The title refers to the constructions of an exhibition space in the second story of a downtown L.A. building. I incorporated the freight elevator, the workers, dry walling, and an old thrown away couch to aesthetize the new space. I utilized a ballet dancer to symbolize the potential beauty of the space. The piece was based on stories that occurred on the site before my performance. It was during this piece that I announced my retirement.

     McCloud, Mac, "A Bright and Lively Farewell," Volume 17, Number 21, Artweek, (May 31, 1986), p.6, illus.
     Burnham, Linda, "John White, Second Stories," Artforum, (October, 1986) pp. 140-141, illus.
 Artist's Notes
     White, John, "Second Stories," High Performance, April 25, 1986
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