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Ep 70: Todd Lerew & Micah Silver: The People

 

Our guests Todd Lerew and Micah Silver talk about: museums, collecting, collections, archives, Southern California, LAPL, Los Angeles Public Library, Library Foundation of Los Angeles, LFLA, the Central Library, the Goodhue Building, Specific Museums of Greater Los Angeles, Museum a Day, Have a Plan, What is a Museum?, museology, privilege, Open Hours, connoisseur, connoisseurship, audio, sound, music, audience, Cult, Airshow, constant war, Democracy, outcomes, failure, alternate worlds, awareness, democratic outputs, alternatives … and more!

Todd Lerew is an artist and he is the Program manager at the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. He is the author of the book Specific Museums of Greater Los Angeles, illustrated by Juliana Wisdom and published by Tiny Splendor Press. He curated the show 21 Collections: Every Object has a Story which you can see at the central library in downtown Los Angeles until March 24th 2019.

Micah Silver is an artist and writer living in Los Angeles. His book Figures in Air: Essays Toward a Philosophy of Audio is just going into its second printing with Inventory Press and you can pre-order copies now.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with a track off of Ian Wellman’s new release from Dragon’s Eye Recordings from October 2018. The name of the album is: Susan's Last Breath Became the Chill in the Air and the Fog Over the City's Night Sky, and the name of the song is Darkest Hour

Written by Mathew Timmons — January 19, 2019

Ep 69: Paul Pescador & Maura Brewer: The People

Artists Paul Pescador and Maura Brewer talk about their work as filmmakers and video artists and their relationship to the industry in Hollywood, as well as their collaborative work, essayistic films, bad films, trash palaces, performance and narrative.

Paul Pescador works primarily in photography, performance and filmmaking along with a little bit of writing here and there. He just finished a film for the Main Museum about the history of Los Angeles and he recently finished a film for Glendale, CA gallery The Pit, the film is titled The PYT (Pretty Young Thing) and it is a remake of the 1981 horror film on which the gallery’s name is based.

Maura Brewer is a video artist who also works in performance and experimental fashion. She is a co-founder of a collaborative called the Rational Dress Society that produces and un-gendered mono-garment for everyday wear called Jumpsuit. She also makes essayistic videos, and she recently had a video up at Queens in Los Angeles about Paul Manafort’s daughter Jessica Manafort and money laundering.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with a song from Providence super-group Landed founded in 1997 by Shawn Greenlee, Joel Kyack and Dan St. Jacques. And the name of the track is Osama Oxycontin

Written by Mathew Timmons — December 15, 2018

Ep 68: Patricia Fernández & Jedediah Caesar: The People

Artist Patricia Fernández talks with Jedediah Caesar about her show Here Is My Name at the Todd Madigan Gallery at CSU Bakersfield curated by Jedediah Caesar which runs thru December 8, 2018. Fernández and Caesar talk about the historical material that Patricia drew from in creating the work in her show, specifically the Basque immigrant community in the Great Basin and central California, as well as transhumance pastoralism, and the arborglyphs that this community left carved into groves of aspen trees along their herding routes.

Patricia Fernández is a Spanish born artist living and working in Los Angeles.

Jedediah Caesar is an artist who lives in Los Angeles and also works in Bakersfield as the Director and curator of the Todd Madigan Gallery at CSU Bakersfield.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with the title track from Los Angeles musician Geneva Skeen’s new album A Parallel Array of Horses released by Room40 on October 19, 2018.

Written by Mathew Timmons — November 17, 2018

Ep 67: Neha Choksi & Alison O'Daniel: The People

 

Made in L.A. 2018 artists Neha Choksi & Alison O'Daniel talk multiple channel video work, collaboration, editing, the sun, Bombay, sculpture, tuba thieves, ableism, disability, hard of hearing, listening, resonance, audience, access, transcription, translation and much more.

Find a transcript of the episode here: bit.ly/2ERbByW

Neha Choksi works in Inglewood, California and in Bombay, India. Choksi works in multiple media, across disciplines and at times collaboratively and in unconventional settings to explore how we seek, experience and acknowledge losses and transformations in material, temporal and psychological terms.

Alison O’Daniel is a visual artist and filmmaker working across sound, narrative, sculpture, installation and performance.

Also we have released a transcript of this episode specifically for members of our audience who are hard of hearing and also for everyone to have if you’re interested … bit.ly/2ERbByW

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.

And we go out with a song from Lacey Spacecake out of Brooklyn, New York off the album The Stars Have Left the Sky released on January 1, 2018. More fuzz! More chorus! More reverb! More eyeliner! and the name of the song is ... How Do You Sleep At Night?

Written by Mathew Timmons — October 20, 2018

Ep 66: Astri Swendsrud & Quinn Gomez-Heitzeberg: The People

 

On this episode we talk with our guests Quinn Gomez-Heitzeberg and Astri Swendsrud about the history of the Spiritual movement in LA, the known and the unknown, and the return of the spiritual in contemporary art.

Astri Swendsrud is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles and she is one half of The Semi-Tropic Spiritualists.

Quinn Gomez-Heitzeberg is the other half of Semi-Tropic Spiritualists. He is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles.

The Semi-Tropic Spiritualists have exhibited their installations and performance works at Richard Telles Fine Art, Klowden Mann, and The Vincent Price Museum in Los Angeles; Shangri-La in Joshua Tree, CA; and at Llano del Rio, CA among other locations. Their work is currently up at General Projects and will also be part of the upcoming exhibition Totenpass at Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles, in October 2018.

The Semi-Tropic Spiritualists exhibition what can The Semi-Tropic Spiritualists Do For You? Is currently up at General Projects and Outside Gallery thru November 4th, 2018. General Projects is a division of Insert Blanc Press which is also the sponsor of this show, The People. You can see Quinn and Astri’s show at General Projects during Open Hours on Thursday nights from 7-9pm in Lincoln Heights, find out more info at Insert Blanc Press dot net.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.

And we go out with an excerpt from Audrey Chen’s recent performance at The Unwrinkled Ear Concert Series curated by Andrew Choate and hosted by Black Editions …

Written by Mathew Timmons — September 15, 2018

Ep 65: Danny Snelson & Johanna Drucker: The People

 

On this episode our guests are Danny Snelson & Johanna Drucker.

Danny Snelson is an editor, writer, and archivist recently relocated to Los Angeles. He is an Assistant Professor at UCLA where he is developing a manuscript on what he calls the little database, a way to think about digital file formats and the transformation of art and writing on the internet. He’s also working on a new project on editorial poetics, thinking about a long history of bibliography and editing as a way to think about contemporary creative writing practices.

Johanaa Drucker is an artist and writer who lives in Los Angeles. She is known for her work in digital humanities, artist books, experimental typography and modern art. She has two new books out, Down Drift: an Eco Fiction, from Three Rooms Press, and The General Theory of Social Relativity released by The Elephants a publisher in Vancouver.

And at the end of the show we’re going to hear a new track from LA band Free Bleed.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.

And we go out with the title track from LA band Free Bleed’s recently released EP entitled Last Woman Standing. Free Bleed is Kat Dohan and Jen Hutton, and you can find more of their music at freebleedband.bandcamp.com and the name of the track is Last Woman Standing ...

Written by Mathew Timmons — August 19, 2018

Ep 64: Dorothy Hoover & Emily Mast: The People

 

On this episode our guests are Dorothy Hoover & Emily Mast.

Dorothy Hoover is an artist and set designer working in the theater and art worlds in Los Angeles.

Emily Mast is an artist living in Los Angeles who works across the art, theater and dance worlds.

Dorothy Hoover’s exhibition Make Lover Return is currently up at General Projects gallery in Lincoln Heights, and if you’re listening to this episode as it airs then you're in luck, the show runs until August 12, 2018. Find more information at Insert Blanc Press dot net …

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.

We go out with a song from Los Angeles band Flat Worms’ self titled release. You can find them on bandcamp at flatwormsmusic.bandcamp.com and you can see them at Zebulon this Friday, July 20th, 2018. And for our listeners in the UK, you can see them on August 30th in Salisbury at Larmer Tree Gardens and on September 2nd at O2 Academy Bristol. We’re gonna hear the first track off their 2017 release and the name of the song is Motorbike.

Written by Mathew Timmons — July 14, 2018

Ep 63: David Pagel & Iain Muirhead: The People

 

On this episode our guests are David Pagel & Iain Muirhead.

David Pagel is an art critic who lives in Los Angeles. He writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times. He is a professor of art theory and art history at Claremont Graduate University and an adjunct curator at the Parrish art museum in Water Mill, New York.

Iain Muirhead is a los angeles based artist via Chicago where he ran NFA space, NFA stands for Not Fucking Around.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller, and we go out with a song from LA musician Annie McQueen. We’re going to listen to a single of hers from Feb of this year that you kind find on bandcamp at amqmusic.bandcamp.com. The name of the track is Someday (Ain’t Ever Gonna Come)

Written by Mathew Timmons — June 16, 2018

Ep 62: Adrian Paules & Aaron Meyers: The People

 

On this episode our guests are Adrian Paules & Aaron Meyers.

Adrian Paules has been living in Los Angeles for 15 years. His practice consists of sculpture and drawing and he recently participated in LA Louvre’s show Elemental and is currently in Vision Valley organized by The Pit at the Brand library in Glendale.

Aaron Meyers is a sculptor and video artist who has been living in Los Angeles for 2 ½ years. He was recently in a show at Tin Flats put together by Thomas Linder and Camille Schefter and participated in the Built In symposium organized by Nicholas Grenier and Hunter Shaw at NAVEL.

Among other things we’ll be talking about Adrian and Aaron’s work in relationship to an Instagram project they did in 2017 called Inventing the Wheel.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller, and we go out with a track from SSION’s new album O, just released last week from DERO Arcade … and the name of the song is At Least the Sky is Blue (ft. Ariel Pink)

Written by Mathew Timmons — May 19, 2018

Ep 61: Megan Whitmarsh & Jade Gordon: The People

 

On this episode our guests are Megan Whitmarsh & Jade Gordon. Megan Whitmarsh is a Los Angeles based artist primarily known for her textile projects as well as her multi-media work. She is currently collaborating with Jade Gordon on videos, installation and performance.

Jade Gordon is also an LA artist who makes collaborative performance art, objects, and video work. She is a founding member of the performance art collective My Barbarian.

Jade and Megan will be the only collaborative duo in the upcoming Made in LA 2018 biennial exhibition at the Hammer museum.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller, and we go out with the first song off from Xina Xurner’s brand new album Queens of the Night released just last week. Xina Xurner is Marvin Astorga and Young Joon Kwak and you can find more of their music on bandcamp at XinaXurner.bandcamp.com
And the name of the track is ... Femme Destruction Featuring White Boy Scream

Written by Mathew Timmons — April 14, 2018