Articles by #OccupyArt21 #LosAngeles

Occupy LA at City Hall. Photo: Carol Cheh.

From the Voice of the People to the People of the Voice

From the Voice of the People to the People of the Voice

Matias Viegener offers different ways of thinking about Occupy LA in the wake of its LA City Hall site’s forced closure.

Two signs created in response to the controversy over the 2011 MOCA Gala, choreographed by Marina Abramovic. Courtesy of Ofunne Obiamiwe.

Occupy a Living Wage

Occupy a Living Wage

Is it time for artists to start unionizing? Christy Roberts is one of many who thinks it is, and tells us why now is the perfect moment.

Photo by Sigrid Møller, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

Dirt and Blankets

Dirt and Blankets

Anna Mayer shows how protest encampments are themselves a form of embodied activism that puts basic human needs front and center.

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#OccupyOccupyArt21

No matter where you live, you can Occupy. Conceptual artist Mikal Czech offers a series of proposals to get you started.

Graphic: Janet Owen Driggs

Octupy Los Angeles

Octupy Los Angeles

Teresa Carmody talks with Owen Driggs about the making of a giant Octopus puppet, which stands as a visual metaphor for corporate reach as well as leaderless organization.

We Are

We Are

Mathew Timmons constructs concrete poetry out of collective pronouns, all culled from #Occupy-related social media streams.

Image courtesy of ARLA

Radical Receptivities

Radical Receptivities

Can listening more actively spur radical change? Elana Mann and Juliana Snapper on The People’s Mic and the power of attentive voices.

Performance led by Robby Herbst at Occupy LA, in which human pyramids depict class dynamics. The project was inspired by Herbst’s archival family photos and a 1911 diagram produced by Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) called “Pyramid for the Capitalist System.” Photo: Lisa Anne Auerbach.

Human Pyramids and the Capitalist System

Human Pyramids and the Capitalist System

Robby Herbst discusses his grandfather’s 1930s-era amateur acrobatic troupe, whose stunts symbolically enacted the power and pleasure of united workers.

At the edge of the Occupy LA encampment, at City Hall. Photo: Carol Cheh.

Occupying Art

Occupying Art

Carol Cheh explains why Occupy–a “tentative, inchoate, experimental utopia”–is fundamentally different from other protest movements.