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The People: Nikki Darling & Sam Cohen Ep 35

The People: Nikki Darling & Sam Cohen Ep 35

On this episode our guests are Nikki Darling and Sam Cohen. Nikki Darling is a writer and critic in Los Angeles, and she describes her work as investigating notions of power, identity, lust and drive. Joining our conversation is Los Angeles writer Sam Cohen whose chapbook Gossip is available from Birds of Lace Press.

Later in the show we also hear Anne Boyer read a poem from a recent performance here in Los Angeles.

And we close out the show with a recent Godley and Creme flip from friend of the show DJ Sí Sí Sí Gracias, alter ego of SUN ARAW. You can hear more of his music at www.sunaraw.com - and the name of the track is SAM CREME.

Written by Mathew Timmons — January 17, 2016

The People: Amanda Ross-Ho & Erik Frydenborg Ep 34

 

The People: Amanda Ross-Ho & Erik Frydenborg Ep 34

We close out the show with a song from Erik Frydenborg’s band Net Shaker from their 2013 LP I'm So Cold on Kill Shaman Records. You can find them on Bandcamp at netshaker.bandcamp.com and the name of the track is "Car Is Over."

Amanda Ross-Ho is an artist based in Los Angeles. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received her MFA from the University of Southern California. Her piece, THE CHARACTER AND SHAPE OF ILLUMINATED THINGS (FACIAL RECOGNITION) was part of the show Image Objects organized by Public Art Fund in New York City.

Erik Frydenborg is also an artist based in Los Angeles. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, and an MFA from the University of Southern California. Frydenborg’s most recent show An Erik Frydenborg Omnibus is currently up at The Pit II in Glendale, CA.

Written by Mathew Timmons — December 19, 2015

The People: Diana Arterian & Robin Coste Lewis Ep 33

 

The People: Diana Arterian & Robin Coste Lewis Ep 33

We close out the show with a song from Minneapolis based musician Jesse Whitney from his new album Impossible Buildings. You can find out more about his music at www.jsswhtny.com - and the name of the track is Immense Rooms Collapsing Inwards.

Diana Arterian is a poetry editor at Noemi Press and a managing editor and founding editor at the small press Ricochet. Her chapbook Death Centos came out from Ugly Duckling Presse in 2013. She’ll be talking to us about some of her new work, a collection centered around the historical figure of Agripina the Younger.

Robin Coste Lewis is a Provost’s Fellow in the Creative Writing & Literature PhD Program at USC. A Cave Canem Fellow, she received her MFA from New York University’s Creative Writing Program where she was a Goldwater Fellow in poetry. Her first book, Voyage of the Sable Venus from Knopf won the 2015 National Book Award in poetry.

Written by Mathew Timmons — November 20, 2015

The People: Kristin Cammermeyer & Claire Rifelj Ep. 32

The People: Kristin Cammermeyer & Claire Rifelj Ep. 32

Notes from The People from Catherine Wagley reading a piece by Carmen Winant from Issue 2 of Contermporary Art Review Los Angeles, or CARLA, at Insert Blanc’s edition of Open Press on Saturday, October 10th 2015.
... and we close out the show with a song from Los Angeles band Deep Crack which is Janne Larsen and Jay Erker from their album Death Snack, and the name of the track is cool better

Kristin Cammermeyer is a multi-media artist in Los Angeles focusing on site specific projects.

Also with us discussing Kristin’s work is Claire Rifelj. Claire is a writer, curator and art historian in Los Angeles, currently finishing up her dissertation through NYU.

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — October 16, 2015

The People: Douglas Kearney & Tisa Bryant Ep. 31

The People: Douglas Kearney & Tisa Bryant Ep. 31

Notes from The People from long time friend of the show Andrew Choate performing at KCHUNG Fest at pehrspace in Los Angeles on June 20, 2015.
... and we close out the show with a song from Los Angeles artist and musician Geneva Skeen. You can find more of her music on soundcloud under the moniker geneeeeves and the name of the track is "multnomah_fall"

Douglas Kearney is a writer in Los Angeles. He is the author of Patter from Red Hen Press and he has two forthcoming books, Mess & Mess & from Noemi Press and Someone Took They Tongues from Subito Press.

Tisa Bryant is a writer in Los Angeles. Her book Unexplained Presence was published by Leon Works and she is currently working on a novel, The Curator. She has writing forthcoming in the anthology Letters to the Future edited by Erica Hunt and Dawn Lundy Martin.

Written by Mathew Timmons — September 19, 2015

The People: Troll Thread Ep. 30

The People: Troll Thread Ep. 30
Joey Yearous-Algozin, Holly Melgard & Chris Sylvester collectively constitute Troll Thread

... and we close out the show with a song from Los Angeles musician David Dominique. You can find more of his music at DavidDominique.com or daviddominque.bandcamp.com and the name of the track is "Drunk Hump."

Joey Yearous-Algozin, Holly Melgard, and Chis Sylvester are writers who are currently finishing their PhDs at SUNY Buffalo New York and collectively they constitute Troll Thread, an online publisher and PDF press.

Written by Mathew Timmons — August 14, 2015

The People: Simone Forti & Jason Underhill Ep. 29

 

The People: Simone Forti & Jason Underhill Ep. 29

Notes from The People by Mathew Timmons from his performance of Encouraging Words at the Sumarr series curated by Diana Arterian at Pop-Hop Books & Print in Highland Park, Los Angeles.

... and we close out the show with a song from the Los Angeles band Learning Music. You can find out more about them at LearningMusicMonthly.Com and the name of the track is called “Milk and Cookie”

 

Simone Forti is an American postmodern choreographer and musician living in Los Angeles. Since the 1960s she has become known for a style of dancing and choreography that was largely based on basic everyday movements, such as games and children's playground activities, and improvisation. Over the course of her career she has worked with such luminaries as: Anna Halprin, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Robert Whitman and Yoko Ono among others.

 

We’ll also be talking to Jason Underhill who has worked as Forti’s assistant for the past several years. Jason is an artist in Los Angeles. His work has been screened and exhibited internationally in the U.S. and around Europe. Jason received his MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2009 and his BFA from CalArts in 2005. He is also the writer director and producer with Rena Kosnett of Golden Retriever a six-episode comedy web series.

Episode photograph by Ignacio Genzon

Written by Mathew Timmons — July 20, 2015

Kickstarter Campaign! Support The People and Insert Blanc General Projects!

 

We Need Your Support.

Over the past 10 years Insert Blanc has done quite a lot and more, but we've only done one fundraising campaign before at our 5 year anniversary celebration. In the past decade we have grown well beyond a typical literary or arts press and branched out in a number of new and exciting directions. Now, we need your help to do it even better going forward.

Kickstart it Up!

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — July 01, 2015

The People: Richard Jackson & Sinead Finnerty-Pyne Ep. 28

 The People: Richard Jackson & Sinead Finnerty-Pyne Ep. 28

 

Richard Jackson was born in Sacramento, California in 1939. He was one of the artists included in the 1992 exhibition, Helter Skelter at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. His work has featured in numerous group exhibitions including the 48th Venice Biennale. Jackson's work was the subject of a retrospective exhibition entitled Ain’t Painting a Pain at Orange County Museum of Art. Recent solo shows include Richard Jackson – CAR WASH, CAB Art Center, Brussels, Belgium (2014), New Paintings, Hauser & Wirth, London, England (2014), and Accidents in Abstract Painting, the Armory, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (2012).

Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne has been the Assistant Curator/Gallery Manager at Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena since 2007, and is currently an MA candidate in the Museum and Curatorial Studies Program at Cal State Long Beach. She has produced a number of exhibitions and projects with artists such as Richard Jackson, Bruce Nauman, Barbara T. Smith, Yoko Ono, and Chris Burden. Curatorial projects include Richard Jackson, Accidents in Abstract Painting, The Armory (2012). She is currently organizing a nine-part series about the cross disciplinary nature of painting entitled Expanding on an expansive subject.

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — June 19, 2015

The People: Tom Comitta & Suzanne Stein Ep. 27

The People: Tom Comitta & Suzanne Stein Ep. 27

Featuring Tom Comitta performing selections from WARMUP 
... and we close out the show with a song from the Los Angeles band Suivalc from their album Aestas Pars and the track is called “Mare Cognitum”

Tom Comitta is a writer and performer living in Oakland, CA originally from West Chester, PA.

Suzanne Stein is also a writer and performer living in Oakland, CA, and a native of Los Angeles.

Written by Mathew Timmons — May 14, 2015