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Artbound Season 2 Episode 2

Artbound explores the arts and culture of Southern California through articles, essays, and thinkpieces by more than 30 contributors in 11 counties. These correspondents cover cultural happenings in the communities where they live, providing an inside look at art across the region. Then the Artbound audience votes online for an article to be made into a short online video. Those videos are then assembled into a broadcast television show.

Experience a few of Artbound's mini-documentaries below:

Shizu Saldamando

Artist Shizu Saldamando is a visual artist whose work explores a punk rock, Chicano/a subculture in Los Angeles. Her work begins by photographing her subjects in their natural environments such as backyard parties in East LA, then she paints those works
on various surfaces: tablecloths, wood, skin (as tattoos).

Nery Gabriel Lemus

Artist Nery Gabriel Lemus draws inspiration from his experiences as a social worker, creating art that comments on race, gender, and domestic abuse.

Melrose Graffiti

Artbound hits the streets of Melrose to uncover the history of LA's street art culture that exploded in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Featuring the main players in the scene such as MEAR ONE, AXIS, DYTCH, LYNK, RAKKA of Dilated Peoples.

Pasajes

Based on a column by Misael Diaz, this video maps the pasajes ("passages") of Tijuana, alleys housing small craft vendors and a burgeoning arts scene that is revitalizing the city.

Songs in the Key of Los Angeles

A project by the Library Foundation based on Josh Kun's book "Songs in the Key of Los Angeles," old sheet music housed in the LAPL's collection was mined for songs specific to the city. These songs were then given to several contemporary bands to interpret, arrange, and record. This installment features L.A. folk-country band I See Hawks in L.A.

Watch full episodes of Artbound.

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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

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Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

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Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

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Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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