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The People: Geoff Tuck & Christian Mayer Ep.13

 

The People: Geoff Tuck & Christian Mayer Ep.13

Sunday, March 16 at 3 p.m.

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Episode 13, in which Geoff Tuck and Christian Mayer talk with The People about Notes on Looking, Parkfield, Your Shell is Made of Air at The Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, baumtest, The Schindler Residency at the MAK Center, the Mackey Apartments, Dreamscapes of Los Angeles, Nowhere to Run Nowhere to Hide, the Bingo Bongo Bed, FOCA, the fan palm of Exposition Park, Apartment 2, the song If Only You Could by Mayer's band My Dreams in Chaos, Musis et Mulis at Belvedere, two guys sawing paintings in half, Dropping Well, Eye to Eye (for Deja Vu), Zeitschrift Magazine, Acid, flexi discs, Lewis Keller, and nowcloud.

 

The People features the song Harp X by nowcloud to close out the episode.

You can listen to songs from nowcloud's album Harp at bandcamp.

As always our intro music is the song Ocfif by Lewis Keller.

 

Geoff Tuck is a writer and artist, and is the publisher of the online journal, Notes on Looking. He, with his husband David, organizes retreats in Parkfield, CA. He has had two shows recently, Your Shell is Made of Air at the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, and was featured at the launch for the journal baumtest.



Christian Mayer is an artist, musician and publisher from Vienna, Austria. He is here in Los Angeles on an artist's residency, The Schindler Residency at the MAK Center. He has work in a show with the current MAK center residents at the Mackey Apartments. He also recently had a show at the Belvedere in Vienna, Musis et Mulis, which translates to For the Muse and the Mules. He is represented by Galerie Mezzanin in Vienna and Galerie Nagel Draxler in Berlin.

 

 

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — March 08, 2014

The People: Voices of Where: Richie DeMaria & Geneva Skeen Ep. 12

 

The People: Voices of Where: Richie DeMaria & Geneva Skeen Ep. 12

Sunday, February 16 at 3 p.m.

KCHUNG 1630AM Listen Live

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Join hosts Ben White and Mathew Timmons Sunday, February 16 at 3 p.m. on KCHUNG 1630AM if you're in or around Chinatown Los Angeles or listen live on the KCHUNG webstream. The People will include guests Richie DeMaria & Geneva Skeen from the band Voices of Where. 

 

 

Richie DeMaria & Geneva Skeen form the band, Voices of Where. Their new album Valleys was just released on Friday the 14th of February, 2014. It's available at Vacation Vinyl, Permanent Records and for download on Bandcamp. You can also follow them on Facebook and Tumblr and/or watch the video for their song, Can I Get Back To You? on YouTube or Vimeo.

 

 

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — February 09, 2014

The People: L.A. Art Book Fair: Special Edition

 

The People: L.A. Art Book Fair: Special Edition

Sunday, February 2 at noon

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Join hosts Ben White and Mathew Timmons Sunday, February 2 at noon on KCHUNG 1630AM if you're in or around Chinatown Los Angeles or listen live on the KCHUNG webstream. The People will include guests from the L.A. Art Book Fair.
Printed Matter presents the second annual LA Art Book Fair, from January 31 through February 2, 2014, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Printed Matter's annual fair of contemporary art books, art catalogs, artists' books, art periodicals, and 'zines.
Featuring music by Gang Nails and interviews with 16 great organizations:
1 East of Borneo - Stacey Allan - http://www.eastofborneo.org/
2 ABC Artists' Books Cooperative - Andreas Schmidt - http://abcoop.tumblr.com/
3 Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books - Myles Haselhorst -http://www.ampersandgallerypdx.com/
4 Bidoun Magazine - Tiffany Malakooti - http://www.bidoun.org/
5 cmagazine - Kathleen McLean - http://cmagazine.com/
6 Cabinet - Sasha Archibald - http://cabinetmagazine.org/
7 Dominica - Martine Syms - http://dominicapublishing.com/
8 Human Resources - Eric Kim - http://humanresourcesla.com/
9 The Poetic Research Bureau - Joseph "Guiseppe" Mosconi - http://www.poeticresearch.com/
10 Les Figues Press - Andrew Wessels - http://www.lesfigues.com/
11 Public Fiction - Lauren Mackler - http://www.poeticresearch.com/
12 Little Paper Planes - Kelly Lynn Jones - http://littlepaperplanes.com/
13 Project Projects - Adam Michaels - http://projectprojects.com/ & Paper Monument -http://www.papermonument.com/
14 The Thing - Will Rogan - http://www.thethingquarterly.com/
15 Ugly Duckling Presse - Yelena Gluzman - http://www.uglyducklingpresse.org/
16 Needles & Pens - Breezy Culbertson - http://needlesandpens.com/

Written by Mathew Timmons — February 07, 2014

The People: Commonwealth & Council & Gala Porras-Kim: Ep. 11

The People: Commonwealth & Council & Gala Porras-Kim Ep. 11
Sunday, January 19 at 3 p.m.

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Join hosts Ben White and Mathew Timmons Sunday, November 17 at 3 p.m. on KCHUNG 1630AM if you're in or around Chinatown Los Angeles or listen live on the KCHUNG webstream. The People will include guests Commonwealth & Council & Gala Porras-Kim.
Commonwealth & Council is a gallery at 3006 W. 7th St. #220 in Koreatown, Los Angeles. It has been open since 2010. Recently the show Demolition Woman was at the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University in September 2013 and right now you can see the show Akina Cox and The Holy Trinity that's Krista Buecking, Gracie DeVito and Ariane Vielmetter. Commonwealth & Council is a really great gallery, you should check it out!
Gala Porras-Kim is an artist born in Bogotá Colombia. She got her MFA from CalArts in 2009. She recently had an exhibition at Commonwealth & Council, The Mute Object and Ancient Stories of Today, and she'll be showing there again in March 2015. 
swivel knife

Written by Mathew Timmons — January 17, 2014

The People: Kim Calder & Amanda Ackerman: Ep. 10

 

The People: Kim Calder & Amanda Ackerman Ep. 10

Sunday, December 15 at 3 p.m.

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Join hosts Ben White and Mathew Timmons Sunday, November 17 at 3 p.m. on KCHUNG 1630AM if you're in or around Chinatown Los Angeles or listen live on the KCHUNG webstream. The People will include guests Kim Calder & Amanda Ackerman.

 

Kim Calder studies contemporary literature and critical theory at UCLA and holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland College Park. Her work has most recently appeared in the literary journal Unsaid and at Joyland Poetry and is forthcoming in Jacket2.

 

 

 

  

 

Amanda Ackerman is the author of four chapbooks: Sin is to Celebration (House Press, co-author), The Seasons Cemented (Hex Press), I Fell in Love with a Monster Truck (Insert Press Parrot), Short Stones (Dancing Girl). She is co-publisher and co-editor of the press eohippus labs. She also writes collaboratively SAM OR SAMANTHA YAMS and UNFO. Her book, The Book of Feral Floral is forthcoming from Les Figues Press.

 

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — December 15, 2013

The People: Jay Erker & Guru Rugu: Ep. 9

 

The People: Jay Erker & Guru Rugu Ep. 9

Sunday, November 17 at 3 p.m.

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Join hosts Ben White and Mathew Timmons Sunday, November 17 at 3 p.m. on KCHUNG 1630AM if you're in or around Chinatown Los Angeles or listen live on the KCHUNG webstream. The People will include guests Jay Erker & Guru Rugu.

 

 

 

Jay Erker’s Invitation to Collaborate: Art Work was an online project running from June 10 to August 9, 2013 and began from a simple premise: her full-time job took away much of the time that she would rather spend thinking, experiencing, making, and engaging with art and the art community in Los Angeles. Not only that, she was thinking about how the current economy has influenced our art making. Having and sustaining a career in art is near impossible. But we make art anyway, we participate in lectures, attend art shows and performances, we volunteer our time and support our friends. We do this not necessarily because we aspire to make a living with our art but because we enjoy it. It is an imperative.

Jay Erker invited her friends and friends of friends on facebook to participate in a collaboration with her by sending instructions for performances, actions, artworks, etc., for her to perform/execute at work. Jay Erker’s work displayed at General Projects comprises a selection of collaborations she completed with more than 60 artists over a two month period. Invitation to Collaborate: Art Work shows that it is possible for us to create opportunities for ourselves, without having to wait for institutions or galleries to tap us on the shoulder and validate what we do.

We can do it for ourselves.

 

Jay Erker co-directs Weekend, an artist-run space, and is a Los Angeles based multimedia artist whose recent work focuses on collaborative actions that draw awareness to the possibilities and potentialities inherent in the ordinary workaday, everyday. Underlining each action is the suggestion of our ability to act autonomously within the imposed confines of social, economic, and political structures. This approach can be seen in her recently completed Facebook project, “Invitation to Collaborate: Art Work”, where she collaborated with over 60 friends and guests to complete artworks and performances while at work, all documented on the Facebook event page. She has exhibited and performed at various non-commercial spaces in Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Louis, New York.

 

 

Guru Rugu's Tractatus is a semi-monthly inspir[r]ational publication series which aims to inspire and motivate seekers and heathens alike via glorious tracts, posters, prayer cards, beach towels, hippy shit and more. Guru Rugu’s Tractatuswill be distributed and on display during an exhibition at Insert Press!

Opening Night Event: Convert Your Shirt! (or Tote!)

Dear dears—please join us in a baptism of ink by bringing your boring, old, misguided, naïve, not-naïve-enough, worn out, un- or under-used t-shirts and/or tote-bags and CONVERT them! With the aid of Guru Rugu’s specially trademarked baptismal design, and the screen-shamanic assistance of Maggie Lomeli of Gray Area Print, you can immediately convert these vessels via a fresh, new, inspir[r]ational message from yours truly, printed on-site over the tote or shirt’s original wicked logo, or turned inside-out! In mere seconds, you’ll become a humble Dabblerist apologist who’s unafraid to proclaim your confusion while dériving at Whole Foods, MOCA, the Oinkster, or any other totebag- or t-shirt-providing den-of-sin! Plus, you’ll become a living, walking billboard extension of Guru Rugu’s Tractatus, an inspirational publication series! Oh, and we’ve got two designs to choose from, including one especially for adjunct instructors in need!

Guru Rugu is a celebrated best-selling self-published self-helper from Los Angeles who has changed the lives of millions with his simple but effective experimental meditations. He has been helping "turn your desperation into inspiration" since 1955 when he helped co-found the Los Angeles Meditation Ghostwriters Guild Local #012, where he still serves as Chief Meditating Officer (CMO) and Intern Coordinator. In 1971, Guru Rugu helped co-found the experimental meditation center of los angeles—which has no center—with artist Adam Overton. Since 2010, Guru Rugu has worked intimately with Signify, Sanctify, Believe, a cute crew of religious technologists and publishing anarchivists hearkening from Los Angeles. He has worked with many other illustrious experimental healers, artists, and writers, including Veranda Moot and Matador Oven. Guru Rugu currently hosts Guru Rugu's Experimental Meditation Hour on KCHUNG Radio AM1630 every 1st Sunday from 10-11pm and archived at http://gururugu.kchungradio.org. He also provides inspirational tweets daily at http://twitter.com/GuruHRugu. Though not formally acknowledged, it is well-known that Guru Rugu was the inspiration behind Matador Oven's provocative and influential tract, A Dabblerist Manifesto.

 

Gray Area Print represents the printmaking projects of Maggie Lomeli. Maggie is a master printer of Screenprinting, Lithography, and Letterpress. In 2009, she graduated from Tamarind Institute of Lithography in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she learned the art of collaborative fine art printmaking. As a collaborator, she works one-on-one with artists and designers to conceptualize projects utilizing printmaking.

http://grayareaprint.com

 

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — November 17, 2013

The People: Allison Carter & Alexandra Grant: Ep. 8

 

The People: Allison Carter & Alexandra Grant Ep. 8

Sunday, October 20 at 3 p.m.

KCHUNG 1630AM Listen Live

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Join hosts Ben White and Mathew Timmons Sunday, October 20 at 3 p.m. on KCHUNG 1630AM if you're in or around Chinatown Los Angeles or listen live on the KCHUNG webstream. The People will include guests Allison Carter & Alexandra Grant.

 

Allison Carter is the author of A Fixed, Formal Arrangement (Les Figues Press) and Here Vs. Elsewhere (forthcoming from Insert Blanc Press) as well as several shorter collections, including Sum Total (Eohippus Labs), All Bodies Are The Same and Have The Same Reactions (Blanc Press), Shadows Are Weather (Horse Less Press), and We All Are Worried About Repeating Mistakes That I Have Already Made (Breakfast Poems), forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press. She writes and works in Los Angeles, CA. 

A Fixed, Formal Arrangement (Les Figues Press)

 

Sum Total (Eohippus Labs)

 

Alexandra Grant is a text-based artist who uses language and networks of words as the basis for her work in painting, drawing and sculpture. She has been the subject of shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), the Contemporary Museum (Baltimore), and galleries in the US and abroad. She currently has an installation at USC's Fisher Museum entitled Century of the Self.

 

 

 

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — October 20, 2013

The People: John Hogan & Christina Ondrus Ep. 7

 

The People: John Hogan & Christina Ondrus Ep. 7

Sunday, September 15 at 3 p.m.

KCHUNG 1630AM Listen Live

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Join hosts Ben White and Mathew Timmons Sunday, September 15 at 3 p.m. on KCHUNG 1630AM if you're in or around Chinatown Los Angeles or listen live on the KCHUNG webstream. The People will include guests John Hogan & Christina Ondrus.


 

 

John P. Hogan creates expansive artworks engendering drawing, writing, music, performance and video. Hogan's performance art evokes populist forms such as Community Theater and garage rock, which resist professionalization and celebrate untrained enthusiasm. His drawings and paintings employ visual vocabularies ranging from underground comics to the Old Masters. In 2013, Hogan performed Song of Yourselves at Automata Los Angeles. Conceived as an "Irish Wake for the Supremacy of the American White Male" this performance included poetry, music, re-performances of speeches from the 2012 Republican National Convention, and contextually appropriate karaoke songs sung by audience members. A publication in association with Song of Yourselves is forthcoming from Golden Spike Press this Fall. A related written work and series of drawings are available for purchase through Material Press as part of their Limited Editions series.  Hogan has exhibited and performed at venues including MCASD, Automata Los Angeles, Yerba Buena Center, Fritz Haeg’s Sundown Salon, MAK Center and Machine Project. He has written about art and culture for Art:21 and his essay on the work of painter Ben White is included in the forthcoming book Ruin Upon Ruin from Insert Blanc Press. He received his MFA in Art and Integrated Media from the California Institute of the Arts in 2006 and his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2000. Visit John Hogan Studio online.

 

 

"You Celebrate Yourselves" from "Song of Yourselves" from thejohnhogan on Vimeo.

 

Beat Drums Beat from thejohnhogan on Vimeo.

 

Song of Yourselves at Automata Los Angeles

 

Song of Yourselves at Automata Los Angeles

 

 

Christina Ondrus is an artist whose work in painting, drawing and sculpture engages the paradox of ineffability—the articulation of experiences or insights that defy precise description, from the rational to the irrational. Her work participates in the experience of mystery and the search for knowledge, wandering a liminal space where science, philosophy and mysticism grasp toward understanding perception, phenomena and one's place in the universe. In 2010, she was an artist fellow with the Terra Foundation for American Art, in Giverny, France. While there, she traveled to sacred sites, culminating in a visit to Carnac, France home to the largest concentration of Neolithic megaliths in Europe. Her documentation is the focus of a forthcoming publication entitled "An Invisible Way." Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions, including shows at Artist Curated Projects, Public Fiction, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). She received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Christina is also the founding Director of KNOWLEDGES, an artist-organized initiative whose mission is to foster dialogue between contemporary art and sites of under-examined cultural influence through public engagement. More than thirty Los Angeles artists participated in its first exhibition, KNOWLEDGES at Mount Wilson Observatory, which took place on the grounds of an historic astronomical observatory located in the San Gabriel Mountains. She lives and works in Los Angeles. www.christinaondrus.com

 

 

Grave by the Sea; Dolmen de Pierres Plates, Locmariaquer, France

image from the limited edition artist book An Invisible Way: A Synchronous Journey by Christina Ondrus, 2013

 

 

All-Encompassing (Cosmos & Psyche) I-III, 2011
graphite and acrylic on canvas 
36" x 48"
That Which Is Obscured By Our Certainties,  2013
graphite and flashé on linen
18" x 14"

Written by Mathew Timmons — September 12, 2013

The People: Andrew Choate & Doug Harvey Ep. 6

 

The People: Andrew Choate & Doug Harvey
Sunday, August 18 at 3 p.m.
KCHUNG 1630AM Listen Live

Join hosts Ben White and Mathew Timmons Sunday, August 18 at 3.pm. on KCHUNG 1630AM if you’re in or around Chinatown Los Angeles or listen live on the KCHUNG webstream. The People will be taken over this month by Andrew Choate & Doug Harvey: “a battle fer sure.” 


Andrew Choate is planning to ask Doug about his Las Vegas novel / multi-media collage from the group show General Projects: A Show for You 

they will talk 


Doug might ask Andrew about his computer pieces or his book or about performance 

they will talk 

Andrew will play some recordings of his work and others and ask Doug what he thinks about it 

Andrew will probably play an audio collage he made about ten years ago that Doug's work reminded him of and maybe another audio collage Andrew made and possibly a performance track 

Andrew may also just play some Pablo Cruise and be happy 

While Doug’s head may be stuck in Rio, he will play some stuff and ask Andrew about it 

Doug will probably play excerpts of recent radio improvisations by Mannlicher Carcano, recordings of Doug’s band with Marnie Weber and Daniel Hawkins (and sometimes Dani Tull) "F" (formerly Fauxmish and formerly F for Ache), selections from Doug’s web label Redacted Records, the LAFMS new Blorp Cassette that Doug contributed to, and maybe some stuff pertaining to the 'patacritical Interrogation Techniques Anthology Vol 3 book, and possibly the Firesign Theatre, who are the subject of Doug Harvey’s soon to-be-completed Rabble pamphlet.

They will talk back and forth… 

ta da!


 

 

some images from Andrew Choate


Andrew Choate was born and raised in South Carolina and studied music and literature at Northwestern University and the California Institute of the Arts. Hi book, Stingray Clapping, was published by Insert Blanc Press (2012) and his first book, Langquage Makes Plastic of the Body, was published by Palm Press in 2006. He has been publishing his writings on music and art since 1998 and his work has appeared in Urb, Coda, Wire, Signal to Noise,Art Ltd, d’Art International and Facsimile. His radio plays and sound works have been broadcast on WDR in Germany, Radioarte Mobile in Italy, Hipersônica in Brazil, Resonance FM in England and various outlets in the US. 

some images from Doug Harvey


Doug Harvey has written extensively about the Los Angeles and International art scenes and other aspects of popular culture, primarily as the art critic for LA WEEKLY, the largest circulation free weekly newspaper in America, and Art issues , the highly respected LA-based journal of art and contemporary culture, which ceased publication in 2002. His writing has also appeared in Art in America, The New York Times, Modern Painter, ArtReview, and numerous other publications. 

In addition to Harvey’s art, writing, curating, etc, he has been involved in radio since the early 80s when he hosted a late-night experimental program on Saturday nights in Edmonton, followed by participation in a micro-broadcasting station associated with Plug-In Gallery in Winnipeg, and several other experiments, culminating in the Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour, a weekly multi-city improvisational audio collage broadcast and webcast, now in its 15th year, currently hosted by CHMR radio in St. John's Newfoundland.



Written by Mathew Timmons — August 16, 2013

The People: Anna Mayer, Jemima Wyman, & CamLab Ep. 5

 

The People: Anna Mayer, Jemima Wyman, & CamLab Ep. 5
Sunday, July 21 at 3 p.m.
KCHUNG 1630AM Listen Live

Join hosts Ben White and Mathew Timmons Sunday, July 21 at 3 p.m. on KCHUNG 1630AM if you're in or around Chinatown Los Angeles or listen live on the KCHUNG webstream. The People will include guests Anna Mayer, Jemima Wyman, & their collaborative project as CamLab in a conversation about their recent work. 

 

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Anna Mayer—"There is often a social element to my making process, for instance, at events when I pit-fire ceramics for a sculpture, the gathering is itself a performance or participatory happening. The more static works refer to relationships or diagram/propose ways of relating to the world. I often use language and text paired with undeniable materiality as a way to invoke multiple perspectives as well as the idea that voice is integral to embodiment."

 

I Am Occupied with Always Making So Many Connections, 2012, ceramic portraits, rainbow grass, each mug is approximately 6” x 9”. From an ongoing series of pairs of mugs that couples two people who can’t otherwise be together.

 

Unimplanting (Word of Mouth), 2012-2013, ceramic instruments, fiber, metal, sound recording 4:48, 5’ x 9’ x 1’. Sculpture includes 70 ceramic instruments (bells, shakers, and megaphones) used in a pit-firing performance one year earlier. The event was held in the backyard of a residence and included a ‘materialogue’ and improvised soundscape by Corey Fogel. 

 

No End of Channels 3 (Astonishment Rather than Compassion), 2012, underglazed ceramic, sealant.

 

 

Jemima Wyman—"I’ve been using patterned fabric and masking in my practice as both an empathetic device and a resistance strategy for some time. By crafting metaphoric skins that individuals can wear, or a community can share in, I can bring awareness to the politics of embodiment (being) and spectacle (seeing). More recently the work has been about using images of various protest groups that employ masking to create a single visual identity that provides collective power against oppressive regimes."

 

Tactical Surfaces - Making Cover, 2013. Photographic assemblage, 110 x 77 inches. The quilt consists of phototgraphs sewn together from different protest movements (including black bloc, Free Pussy Riot, Free Palestine, occupy movement and the Arab Spring) and samples of patterned fabric related to protest attire and camouflage.

 

Space for Cryptic Powers, 2013, Steel, cotton, found bandanas and mask, 98 x 61 x 61 inches.

 

Free Pussy Riot Crazy Quilt, 2012, Digital photographs sewn onto secondhand tie-dyed t-shirts, 74 x 74 inches.

 

 

CamLab—"When making work as the collaborative duo CamLab, Anna Mayer and Jemima Wyman consciously take into consideration their psychological needs (individual and collective) and, often, those of the viewer or participant. Much of CamLab's performance-based work utilizes already-existing personal relationships in an effort to create or reveal intimacy through proximity and exchange. In the past this proximity has been proposed through architectural garments made for the artists' bodies and additional others'. These propositions intend to facilitate heightened interactions and intimacies between people. ... The duo believes that a contemporary politics of pleasure must acknowledge the contiguity of language and body in facilitating the spectrum of experience between alterity and intimacy."

 

Images from The Heart Wants What It Does by CamLab at MOCA Engagement Party, Winter 2012.

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — July 16, 2013