On this episode our guests are Pilar Tompkins Rivas and Shagha Ariannia. Pilar Tompkins Rivas is a curator and longtime resident of Los Angeles and the director of the Vincent Price Art Museum in East Los Angeles. She is currently working on two exhibitions opening at LACMA for the Pacific Standard Time LA/LA series, Home So Different So Appealing and A Universal History of Infamy. Shagha Ariannia is an artist originally from Iran who has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 2001. Her show Who Sings the Nation State? Is currently up at the Vincent Price Art Museum until June 10th 2017.
In a new edition of Notes from The People we’re dipping back into the Machine Project Archive. You can find out more about Machine Project at machineproject.com. We're going to hear from New York writer Corina Copp. Do yourself a favor and go pick up a copy of her book The Green Ray from Ugly Duckling Presse. This recording is from the Mystery Theater at Machine Project on April 4th, 2015.
Our theme music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller and we go out with a song from Los Angeles band Very Be Careful off their 2012 album "Remember Me From The Party?" They are a really great band and you can easily download their music online (and you should), but you really should go see them live if you have a chance. And the name of the song is “Cumbia de Valledupar"
On this episode our guests are Emily Joyce and Cliff Hengst. Emily Joyce is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. Her solo show, The Masks was recently at Inman Gallery in Houston Texas. Cliff Hengst is a painter and performance artist who lives and works in San Francisco,
Cliff recently performed in Asher Hartman’s play “Mr Akita” which features an Emily Joyce painting, at Hauser and Wirth in Los Angeles earlier this month. The show is traveling north to BAMPFA at UC Berkeley for the additional dates of April 12th through the 16th. If you’re anywhere in the Berkeley CA area, go get tickets rights now.
Later in the show we'll listen to an audio excerpt of Cliff performing in Asher Hartman’s play, Mr Akita, and we close out the show with a song from our guest Cliff Hengst and his husband Scott Hewicker’s band Troll. It’s from their first and only album "Que Son Los Trolls Y En Que Nos Ayundan?" And the name of the song is “Dinah Soar”
It's Not Right, But It's OK, by Cliff Hengst from machine project on Vimeo.
On this episode our guests are David Shook and Anthony Seidman along with Mijail Lamas and Sergio Eduardo Cruz. And, in fact, this is a unique episode of The People with David and Anthony standing in as guest hosts for our first ever all spanish language episode of La Gente.
If you don’t know David Shook, he’s the editor of a wonderful press here in Los Angeles, Phoneme Media, and Anthony is a poet and translator also here in Los Angeles. They’ll tell you more about themselves and our/their guests Mijail and Sergio at the beginning of the show.
First, we’ll ease in to this all Spanish episode with poetry by Roberto Castillo Udiarte including translation by Anthony Seidman from Roberto's new book Smooth Talking Dog on Phoneme, this recording was made during Open Press at Insert Blanc this past October 2016 and we’ll hear an excerpt from the poem The Magician of the Mirrors Final Show.
Our theme music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller and we go out with a song from LA band Sin Color, find their music on sound cloud or on their bandcamp page at sincolorband.bandcamp.com And the name of the song is Pregunto
On this episode our guests are Amar Ravva and Jessica Ceballos. Amar Ravva is a writer who lives in Los Angeles. He was recently elected to Assembly District Delegate for the Democratic Party in District 51. Jessica Ceballos is a native of the Highland Park neighborhood in Los Angeles where she currently serves as a neighborhood council member and works as an arts and community advocate.
In a new edition of Notes from The People we’re dipping back into the Machine Project Archive and you can find out more about Machine Project at machineproject.com. We're going to hear from Los Angeles writer and artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman for a reading of the first poem from Huffman’s book Sleeper Hold published by Fence Books in 2015 and recorded in the Mystery Theater at Machine Project on March 3rd, 2015.
And we close out this episode with a song by Def Sound from the "Kings.Of.Neon" project. Def Sound was recently named One of the 10 LA Artists to Watch in 2017 by the LA Weekly. You can find more vibes on soundcloud at soundcloud.com/deffery Or at defsoundmusic.com and the name of the track is "I NEED YOU 2 KNOW"
On this episode our guests are Jade Chang and Krystal Chang. Jade Chang lives in Los Angeles and is the author of The Wangs vs. The World recently released from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Krystal Chang lives in Los Angeles and is a landscape architect who also creates floral works and installations.
In a new edition of Notes from The People we hear from Los Angeles activist and labor organizer Alexis Soto on the presidential election here in the United States and this new political climate we find ourselves in.
And we close out this episode with the song Teriyaki Milkshake from Los Angeles band Rats off their self-titled album.
On this episode our guests are Gladys-Katherina Hernando and Adam D. Miller. Gladys-Katherina Hernando splits her time between Miami and Los Angeles as an independent curator. She also is the co-founder of and a curator at JOAN, which is a gallery here in LA. Adam D. Miller lives and works in Los Angeles and is the co-founder of the artist run gallery The Pit.
In a new edition of Notes from the People we have an excerpt of an audio piece by LeRoy Stevens from his wide ranging project Menu Options. The excerpt is from a 4 ½ hour piece called Presidential Debate, 2016 specifically from the third presidential debate. The full recording was made live during each of the 2016 Presidential debates using a rotating wireless microphone positioned between active radios.
And we close out this episode with the song I Have No Mouth by Pope Smashers.
On this episode our guests are Mark Allen and Zut Lorz. Mark Allen is the founder and director of machine project which is a storefront space in Echo Park, Los Angeles. And It’s so much more than that and you should go right now to MachineProject.com and watch the short animation on the home page there about “What is Machine Project.” It will give you a real sense of the space, but we can say that Machine Project is a project space that brings together fine art and performance with maker culture and community engagement and everything else in the universe.
Zut Lorz is an archivist at machine project and has a history in performance work. She is currently working on developing the machine project archive into a comprehensive online history of the space.
Later in the show we begin tapping into the vast machine project archive in a new segment of notes from the people to bring you a recording of Anthony McCann reading the first few poems from his recent book, Thing Music on Wave Books.
And we close out this episode with a track called Wash, by ING one of the many musical acts that have been regulars at machine over the years. ING is Max Markowitz and John Wood and the piece you'll hear is from an immersive underwater sound installation they did in 2013 as part of Machine Project’s Field Guide to LA Architecture. You can find out more about ING at INGisMaxandJohn.com
and the name of the song is Wash
Ep 43 Samira Yamin & Gina Osterloh: The People
On this episode our guests are Gina Osterloh and Samira Yamin. Gina Osterloh is a Los Angeles artist who works with elements of performance and drawing in photography. She has recently shown at Ms. Barbers, Francois Ghebaly, Armory Center for the Arts in Los Angeles among many other and she is in an upcoming group exhibition at Arizona State University Museum entitled Energy Charge: Ana Mendieta and her influences.
Samira Yamin is an artist and a native Angelena who has recently shown at the Craft and Folk Art Museum and at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Her work explores issues of representation through photography.
In a new edition of Notes from the People we have Harold Abramowitz reading from his new book Blind Spot at Skylight Books in Los Angeles on September 2nd, 2016. You can and should find and purchase a copy of Blind Spot from Civil Coping Mechanisms press at CopingMechanisms.net
And we close out the episode with a song by Los Angeles artist Geneva Skeen from her forthcoming album Dark Speech, available September 23rd, 2016 from Dragon’s Eye Recordings. You can find it online at DragonsEyeRecordings.com ... and the name of the track is Ambivalence
Ep 42 Daniel R. Small & Greg Curtis: The People
On this episode our guests are Greg Curtis and Daniel R. Small. Greg Curtis is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. This past June 2016 he curated an exhibition, In Chambers at the gallery Ms. Barbers and in May his solo show Event October Horizon was at Monte Vista Projects. Daniel R. Small moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to work on a project that is currently a part of the Made in L.A. Biennial exhibition at the UCLA Hammer Museum.
In a new edition of Notes from the People we have two poems by Lara Glenum from a reading she did at the PRB, the Poetic Research Bureau, on March 27, 2015 as part of the &Now offsite readings. There were many other great readers and you can find full recordings on our SoundCloud page just search for The People Radio on Sound Cloud.
And we close out the episode with a song by Los Angeles band Forget Me Nauts from their new album "Whoash" released on cassette by Wiener Records on July 31st. Find out more about the band and their music on their site at forgetmenauts.bandcamp.com And the name of the track is Sand Buckets Challenge.
Ep 41 Asher Hartman & Chelsea Rector: The People
On this episode our guests are Asher Hartman and Chelsea Rector. Asher Hartman is a Los Angeles based interdisciplinary artist who primarily works in the context of theater. Chelsea Rector is a Los Angeles based interdisciplinary poet.
Our conversation centers around Asher Hartman and the Gawdafful National Theater’s production of The Silver, the Black, the Wicked Dance, recently at LACMA’s Bing theater this past May 13th and 14th, 2016. This dark comedic play about predation in American life was written and directed by Asher and Chelsea Rector was one of the performers in the production.
You can hear a couple audio excerpts from the production of The Silver, The Black, The Wicked Dance at LACMA which we'll play during the middle of the show. And we close out the episode with music from LA band Zig Zags, with the title track from their recent EP, Slime.