Robby Herbst is an interdisciplinary writer and artist who uses and investigates avant garde paradigms to expand cultural imagination. Recent projects include: Street-Vendor Portfolio, a project commissioned for LABOR at MOCA (LA), as well as Compassion and Self Deception: A Guide To LA’s Moral Crisis (created in relationship with the Los Angeles Poverty Department), also presented by MOCA. His essay "The Deschool Primer, The Portola Network, Avant-garde Art, and the Education of the Cybernetic Body" will be published in the forthcoming issue of Counter Signals Journal . He instigates the Llano Del Rio Collective and co-founded the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest. He recently relocated to New York from Los Angeles.
Ceremony of Us by Robby Herbst
In 1969, the Mark Taper Forum was the location for the Los Angeles Festival of Performing Arts's most unique offering: a movement experiment between Studio Watts and celebrated choreographer Anna Halprin's San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop. The piece they created, Ceremony of Us, set itself the goal of making a dance happening of a healing encounter between conflicting races.