Los Angeles: np, 1990. Sidestapled in illustrated wraps. Offset printed wraps, mimeograph inside. 8 ½ x 11 in.  pp. Near fine. Item #6087
Booklet documenting an assemblage sculpture and performance by Brett Goldstone, collaborator with Chris Burden, and publisher of the art magazines Spectacle and EMIT.
Bird Land was a performance by Brett Goldstone, a sculptor who works exclusively with found materials, with music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek. This booklet, bound backwards, assembles both technical drawings and diagrams of the sculptures, and drawings and text narrating the story behind the works. Bird Land was funded by a grant from the Los Angeles City Cultural Affairs Department and presented in the parking lot of St. Vincent de Paul thrift store located across the street from Goldstone’s studio. The performances utilized dumpster-scavenged materials in order to present a narrative of bird life in three tableaux: one with clean water, one with dirty, and a third with no water.
Goldstone is a New Zealand-born artist working in cartooning, sculpture, assemblage, painting, and performance and most well-known for his socially and politically charged large public works called “Art Attacks.” An anarchic outsider of the commercial Los Angeles art scene, Goldstone collaborated with Survival Research Laboratories and Chris Burden, and published the art magazines Spectacle and EMIT. He later stopped creating art attacks, and produced many commissioned pieces, most notably his swirling nature-inspired gates installed at various buildings, public parks, and rivers throughout Los Angeles.