The People: John Hogan & Christina Ondrus Ep. 7
Sunday, September 15 at 3 p.m.
KCHUNG 1630AM Listen Live
The People Radio on iTunes
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"
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…
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.
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.
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.
The People: Boris Dralyuk & Andrew Falkowski Ep. 4
Sunday, June 16 at 3 p.m.
KCHUNG 1630AM Listen Live
Join hosts Ben White and Mathew Timmons Sunday June 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 Boris Dralyuk & Andrew Falkowski in conversation about their recent projects and their forthcoming work with Insert Blanc Press.
Boris Dralyuk holds a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from UCLA. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Times Literary Supplement, The New Yorker, World Literature Today, Poetry International, Slavic and East European Journal, Russian History, and other journals. He is the translator of Leo Tolstoy’s How Much Land Does a Man Need (Calypso Editions, 2010), co-translator of Polina Barskova’s The Zoo in Winter: Selected Poems (Melville House, 2011), and author of the monograph Western Crime Fiction Goes East: The Russian Pinkerton Craze 1907-1934 (Brill, 2012). He is also the co-editor, with Robert Chandler and Irina Mashinski, of the forthcoming Anthology of Russian Poetry from Pushkin to Brodsky (Penguin Classics, 2015). He received First Prize in the 2011 Compass Translation Award competition, and, with Irina Mashinski, First Prize in the 2012 Joseph Brodsky/Stephen Spender Translation Prize competition.
A SLAP IN THE FACE:
FOUR RUSSIAN FUTURIST MANIFESTOS
Translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk
The first of the Manifestoh! series curated by editor David Shook.
A SLAP IN THE FACE OF PUBLIC TASTE (1912)
the manifesto from A TRAP FOR JUDGES II (1913)
GO TO HELL! (1914)
A DROP OF TAR (1915)
“The emergence of the New poetries has affected the still-creeping old fogies of Russian little-ature like white-marbled Pushkin dancing the tango.”
The four manifestos collected in A SLAP IN THE FACE
rattle with the verbal ingenuity and vitriolic verve of Russia’s most accomplished Futurist collective—known as Hylaea and, for a brief period, the Cubo-Futurists. Organized in 1910-11 by the Burlyuk brothers, the group featured the wildly talented poets Velimir Khlebnikov and Vladimir Mayakovsky, as well as the master of “transrational” (“zaum”) poetics, Aleksey Kruchenykh. The Hylaean program of total destruction and uncertain renewal offers an ominous parallel to the political turmoil of the Great War and the events of 1917. Dralyuk’s annotations provide information on Hylaea’s tumultuous history, its literary battles and short-lived alliances, and the biographies of its members.
is a part-time instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a lecturer at Northwestern University. He received a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz; an MA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; and an MFA from CalArts. He is represented by Andrew Rafacz Gallery and Rosamund Felsen Gallery where he currently has an exhibition, On to the Next One
, from June 8 to July 6, 2013. He joined the Artist Pension Trust (NYC) in 2006. He has had solo shows at Rosamund Felsen Gallery and Andrew Rafacz Gallery; and group shows throughout the U.S., including exhibitions at Kavi Gupta Gallery and the Suburban Gallery in Chicago, and the St. Louis Contemporary Museum in St. Louis, MO. Aside from writing for New Art Examiner
and Cakewalk Magazine
from 1999-2003, Falkowski has been reviewed or featured in New City, THE magazine, Artweek
and Swindle Quarterly
. He currently lives and works in Chicago.
The People: David Shook & Jason Kunke Ep. 3
Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m.
Join hosts Ben White and Mathew Timmons Sunday May 19 at 3 p.m. on 1630AM KCHUNG if you're in or around Chinatown Los Angeles or listen live on the KCHUNG webstream
. The People will include guests David Shook & Jason Kunke in conversation about their recent projects and their forthcoming work with Insert Blanc Press.
David Shook grew up in Mexico City before studying endangered languages in Oklahoma and poetry at Oxford. He has translated Roberto Bolaño’s Infrarealist manifesto, indigenous Mexican poetry from the Isthmus Zapotec, and oral poetry by the Burundian Batwa. A chapbook version of Oswald de Andrade’s Cannibal Manifesto is forthcoming from Manifestoh! (Insert Blanc Press) and his translation of Mario Bellatin’s Shiki Nagaoka: A Nose for Fiction is just out from Phoneme Media. He served as Translator in Residence at Britain’s Poetry Parnassus at The Southbank, in 2012. There he premiered Kilómetro Cero, his covertly shot documentary about Equatorial Guinean poet Marcelo Ensema Nsang. A member of American Literary Translators' Association and the National Book Critics' Circle, Shook has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and his poems, translations and essays appear widely, in magazines like Ambit, Poetry, World Literature Today, where he is a Contributing Editor. He also edits Molossus and publishes Phoneme Books. His moustache is generously sponsored by Oregon Wild Hair Moustache Wax, the most literary moustache wax in the world. His first collection Our Obsidian Tongues, was recently launched by Eyewear Press.
Jason Kunke is a Los Angeles based artist whose practice includes sculpture, drawing, installation, video, and performance. His art examines how authority and aesthetics inform each other. He received his MFA from CalArts in 2007, and his BFA (with a minor in sociology) from University of Houston in 2004. He has exhibited nationally at Polvo in Chicago, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse in Houston, and 25CPW in New York. In Los Angeles he has exhibited at Sea and Space Explorations
, LAXART, and Dan Graham. Along with five other artists, he co-runs Elephant
, an artist run space in Glassel Park. He currently teaches at Los Angeles Valley College.
Page 13 of Horizon (zine by Jason Kunke), Photocopy on paper, 2011.
Page 14 of Horizon (zine by Jason Kunke), Photocopy on paper, 2011.
Dispersal Order, photocopy transfer on paper, edition of 20, 11” x 17”, 2011.
Crumpled Dispersal Order (2), lambda print, 48” x 33”, 2011.
The People: Katie Herzog & Andrew Choate Ep. 2
Sunday, April 21 at 3 p.m.
Join hosts Ben White and Mathew Timmons Sunday April 21 at 3 p.m. on 1630AM if you're in or around Chinatown Los Angeles or listen live on their webstream
. The People will include guests Katie Herzog & Andrew Choate in conversation about their recent books on Insert Blanc Press.
Katie Herzog: Object-Oriented Programming
is a catalog of Herzog's recent exhibition at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC, a Xerox Company) and includes essays by Amelia Acker and Andrew Choate in a large format, full color, hardbound edition of 116 pages. Including over 50 plates and 30 installation shots, Katie Herzog: Object-Oriented Programming
collects Herzog's work from over the past decade or more in what was a single large scale exhibition from January 13. 2012 - March 30, 2012 and what now is an artist's book published very proudly by Insert Blanc Press in the Insert Blanc Monograph series.
Besides writing an essay for Herzog's monograph, Andrew Choate's book Stingray Clapping,
also from Insert Blanc Press, has been called "a lithe chapbook that guides the reader toward a space that precedes understanding through convention, toward the transmutation of facts at the level of the utterance" by Nancy Fumero in her review
of the book for the Rumpus. Houston Donham, in his review
at HTMLGIANT claims that, "At a time when so much poetry is almost singularly concerned with justifying itself, Stingray Clapping represents an attractive, empowering, and refreshing new alternative."
We look forward to the conversation and hope you do too! We've put some things below by the artists for you to look at and listen to.
Katie Herzog received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001 and a Master of Fine Arts at UC San Diego in 2005. She studied Library and Information Science at San Jose State University and currently serves as Director of the Molesworth Institute. Recent projects include a Dictionary of Textual Asylum in Basel, Switzerland, and a pop-up publishing platform for rejected research in the Quint Gallery restroom in La Jolla, CA.
Andrew Choate was born and raised in South Carolina and studied music and literature at Northwestern University and the California Institute of the Arts. 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 writing has been translated into Spanish, French, Hungarian and Czech. 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. His visual work has been exhibited at the Yerevan Center for Contemporary Art, the Torrance Art Museum, Barnsdall Art Park, High Energy Constructs and Overca$h. He has given lectures at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles ("Picturing Language"), CalArts ("Writing for Video Performance") and Hofer's Studio Roof ("I'm Turning Sideways In This Crowded Train So You Can More Easily Pass Me By").
C is for Cookie (PARC) by Katie Herzog
acrylic on wool blanket
54 x 68 inches (unframed)
Mr. Watson Come Here I Need You by Katie Herzog
acrylic and garnets on canvas
36 x 48 inches (unframed)
Cycling for Libraries Jersey: "Freedom From Information" by Katie Herzog
fabric paint on polyester shirt
26.5 x 30.5 inches (framed)
from Stingray Clapping by Andrew Choate
Chapbook, 56 pages B&W
ISBN 13: 978-0-9814623-5-6
Dimensions: 6.5" x 4.75" x 0.25"
Boink Dimps by Andrew Choate
Home Depot Weapon by Andrew Choate
Ladycat Cadylac by Andrew Choate
Laser Pointers put the Demon in Demonstrate by Andrew Choate