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The People: Janice Lee & Jared Woodland Ep. 16

 

The People: Janice Lee & Jared Woodland Ep. 16

Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 3 p.m.

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Janice Lee is the author of KEROTAKISDaughter, and Damnation. She is Co-Editor of [out of nothing], Reviews Editor at HTMLGIANT, Editor of the new #RECURRENT Novel Series for Jaded Ibis Press, Executive Editor at Entropy, and Founder/CEO of POTG Design.

Jared Woodland lives in Los Angeles, where he is at work on a novel whose preoccupations are animality, narrative, and the Midwest. 

Written by Mathew Timmons — June 10, 2014

The People: Kim Calder & Vanessa Place Ep. 15

 

The People: Kim Calder & Vanessa Place Ep. 15

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 3 p.m.

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photo Lawrence Schwartzwald

 

The Boston Review called Vanessa Place “the spokesperson for the new cynical avant-garde,” the Huffington Post characterized her work as “ethically odious,” while philosopher and critic Avital Ronell said she is “a leading voice in contemporary thought.” Vanessa Place was the first poet to perform as part of the Whitney Biennial; a content advisory was posted. Exhibition work has appeared at MAK Center/Los Angeles; Denver Museum of Contemporary Art; the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art; The Power Plant, Toronto; the Broad Museum, East Lansing; and Cage 83 Gallery, New York. Selected recent performance venues include Museum of Modern Art, New York; Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art; Andre Bely Center, St. Petersburg, Russia; Kunstverein, Cologne; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Frye Art Gallery, Seattle; the Sorbonne; and De Young Museum, San Francisco. Place also works as a critic and criminal defense attorney, and is CEO of VanessaPlace Inc, the world’s first poetry corporation.

 

Kim Calder lives in Los Angeles, where she studies contemporary literature and critical theory at the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her work has most recently appeared in Unsaid Literary Journal, Joyland PoetryJacket2, and The Volta.

Written by Mathew Timmons — May 14, 2014

The People: John Burtle & Elana Mann Ep. 14

 

The People: John Burtle & Elana Mann Ep. 14

Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 3 p.m.

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The People features the song Insomnia from the band Shore Leave from their self titled first album. As Always our intro music is the song Ocfif by Lewis Keller.

John Burtle: It could be anything. John Burtle is a native of California and is now an artist based in Los Angeles. He's involved in numerous collective / collaborative ventures such as Eternal Telethon, KCHUNG Radio, and Citizens Promoting a more Pleasurable Public. He also recently had a solo show at Michael Benevento called Support Constructs.

Elana Mann: She's a real firestarter. Elana Mann is an artist based in Los Angeles. She's in a three person show opening on April 19th at Thomas Solomon curated by John Souza. She has also founded a number of collectives including: the Artists' Bailout Collective, The People's Microphony Camerata, and is part of the collaborative duo, since 2005, Chann & Mann.

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — May 03, 2014

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.

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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. 
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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.

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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