Brian Getnick is a performance artist and curator living in Los Angeles. In 2004, he received his MFA in Fiber and Material Studies at the school of the Art Institute of Chicago. Dedicated to his city and to enabling the work of fellow Angeleno performance artists, he has recently launched Native Strategies, a Los Angeles focused performance art journal and showcase. In five years I will have produced 10 performance series and 10 uniquely designed journals, each becoming a separate chapter of an eventual book. The foundation of this book is the testimony of artists; their experiences, wisdom and work. It's aim is to represent a paradigm of research (five years) and to create method(s) of valueing performance art. Our case is that there is no better place to do this than Los Angeles and that the time is Now to be investing in our community.