Author Archive | Linda Frye Burnham

Citizen Artist online


Here’s a link to the entire contents of “The Citizen Artist: 20 Years of Art in the Public Arena: An Anthology from High Performance Magazine 1978-1998.” It was edited by Steven Durland and myself, and published in May 1998 by Critical Press (New York) for their series “Thinking Publically: The New Era of Public Art.” It’s located in the archive of the Community Arts Network. The paperback book is for sale on Amazon.


Linda’s list of artspaces in So Cal 1975-1988

I was asked to create this list for something that never happened, but I thought I’d post it here for people who might be interested. Most of the info came from High Performance magazine. Names in parentheses are those of the founders, as far as I know. Pardon mistakes and omissions. Let me hear about additions, corrections. -LFB, 8/2014

Artspaces/performance spaces/alternative spaces — run by artists

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The bitter and the sweet

Dinah Washington’s “This Bitter Earth” mixed with British composer Max Richter’s “On the Nature of Daylight” for Martin Scorsese’s film Shutter Island.  (Thanks, Arlene Goldbard.)


Hope for 2012

At the end of December 2011, I asked a few friends and colleagues to send me stories and links that prove we can heal the earth, our society and our lives. I invited people who keep track of things like this — signs of a paradigm shift away from destruction. I was inspired by Arlene Goldbard‘s writing, and lately her link to Lessons of the Loess Plateau, which is a documentary about the regeneration of a huge ecologically devastated area in China, accomplished by the people who live there. Both Arlene and I hunger for people with what she calls “a disinclination toward doom.”

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