Ulysses Jenkins is a video and performance artist, and associate professor of studio art at the University of California, Irvine. Jenkins was born in 1946 and grew up in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Southern University in 1969 with a degree in painting and drawing, later graduating from then-Otis College of Art and Design with an MFA in intermedia in 1979. Jenkins began his art career painting murals such as The Rat Trap and Transportation Brought Art to the People. In the 1970s, he began working in video and performance art, later creating pieces like Mass of Images, Two-Zone Transfer, and Inconsequential Doggereal. Jenkins was a part of Studio Z and Video Venice News, as well as created Othervisions Studio and the Othervisions band. In this interview, Jenkins discusses growing up in Los Angeles, including integration and racism, education and sports, and his early interest in art; attending Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, from 1964 to 1969, including cultural experiences and art curriculum; experience with the draft during the Vietnam War; returning to Los Angeles and connecting to the arts community; moving to Venice, California, and creating murals such as The Rat Trap; moving to Hawaii, living off the land, joining the Fellowship of Christian Pilgrims, and gaining new perspectives on colonialism; returning to Los Angeles and working on projects likeTransportation Brought Art to the People and the 1848: Bandaidesection of The Great Wall of Los Angeles; early experimentation with video work, including filming Remnants of The Watts Festival; connections to networks of artists and gallerists like David Hammons, John Outterbridge, and Linda Goode Bryant; attending then-Otis College of Art and Design from 1977 to 1979, including working with Charles White and performing Just Another Rendering of the Same Old Problem; working in video and performance art like Inconsequential Doggereal and Dream City; collaborations with artists and musicians like Maren Hassinger, VinZula Kara, Senga Nengudi, and Frank Parker; creating Othervisions Studio and the Othervisions band; teaching at the University of California, San Diego; living and working in the Bay Area, including creating Natives in America; teaching at the University of California, Irvine; telecommunications work, including Televiews; interest in Afrofuturism and doggerel; and reflections on his life and work.