Dorian Wood

  • Athco, Or the Renaissance of Faggot Tree
  • 9 October 2011
  • 2 - 4PM
  • Barnsdall Park 4800 Hollywood Blvd LA, CA 90027

Dorian Wood’s outdoor performance sets out to explicate and re-interpret the connections made by and between crucial figures in the history of Los Angeles performance art including the East LA-based Asco, drugs cross-dressing performance artist Cyclona, cure artist Ron Athey, decease musician Rozz Williams and the underground club performance scene. Featuring a tableau created by prone performers, the event culminates with a performance by Dorian Wood’s alter persona, Faggot Tree, accompanied by the experimental orchestra KILLSONIC. The performance will be held at Barnsdall Park.

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Co-presented with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.

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Dorian Wood. Athco, 2011. Courtesy of Dorian Wood.
Dreva/Gronk. Photo signed by Dreva. Courtesy of Dreva and Gronk.


Los Angeles-based artist Dorian Wood is “armed with a vocal charisma that would befit a preacher and an experimental streak that would make avant-gardists swoon” (WNYC Culture). He has held audiences captive for years on street corners, in concert halls and performance spaces throughout the US, Mexico and Europe, both as a solo performer and as a member of the 30-piece experimental orchestra, Killsonic. Recently, Dorian received critical praise for his performance and his “picture perfect” art direction (Los Angeles Times) in the Killsonic opera, Tongues Bloody Tongues, presented at the REDCAT in Los Angeles. Dorian has previously performed at LACMA, UCLA, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Highways Performance Space, Pacific Design Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco) and several other spaces worldwide. His latest recording, Brutus, was captured live at St. Giles-in-the-Fields in London, during his spring 2010 European tour.