Artbound's fifth episode brings one-of-a-kind arts and culture stories that celebrate the creative spirit of Southern California, only on KCET November 21, at 9:35 p.m. PST. Check local listings here.
Culled from Artbound articles selected by our audience, these documentary segments include:
Artbound provides an exclusive look at the avant-garde opera, "Invisible Cities." Produced by The Industry, L.A.'s experimental opera company, in partnership with the L.A. Dance Project, "Invisible Cities" depicts the meeting between emperor Kublai Khan at the end of his life with the explorer Marco Polo, as told in Italo Calvino's fantastical book. An innovative production staged in the iconic Union Station, the opera utilizes wireless technology provided by Sennheiser, offering audience members headphones to hear the opera amid the normal "hustle and bustle" of the train station's everyday life. "Invisible Cities" is composed and adapted by Christopher Cerrone, directed by The Industry's founder and artistic director Yuval Sharon, with choreography by Danielle Agami.
Ted Meyer's "Scarred for Life" art project has helped individuals accept and even embrace their scars. His process involves taking mono-prints directly off the skin of models who have been scarred by an illness or injury.
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre's mobile "Duck Truck" brings site-specific performances to various locations in Los Angeles.
Jeff Speetjens is a puppeteer living in Santa Monica, CA. At Bootsy Bellows, a nightclub on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood, Jeff performs with a variety of marionettes from the stage to the dance floor. Jeff has directed a variety of film and stage productions. His short films have been featured in festivals such as the Cannes and Ion film festivals.
Photographer, Candacy Taylor followed her interest in the social dynamics of traditional female work roles to Twentynine Palms and never looked back. Salons and diners are her subjects of choice.
Artist Alison O'Daniel has a manifesto. "Sound is primary; but other materials and sculptures play out cinematically in a three-act structure of emotional landscapes -- a jarringly non-linear experience of simultaneous time that rises through the body." Using a collaborative, cross-platform process, she makes her strange, fascinating, and lyrical work in interdependent video, sculpture, and sound.
This episode will feature the indie-rock music of San Fernando Valley-based band Run River North.
- ALISON O' DANIEL
- AT THE OASIS
- BEAUTY SHOP CULTURE
- CANDACY TAYLOR
- HEADPHONE OPERA
- HEIDI DUCKLER DANCE THEATRE
- INVISIBLE CITIES
- JEFF SPEETJENS
- L.A. DANCE PROJECT
- SANTA MONICA
- SCARRED FOR LIFE
- SITE SPECIFIC DANCE
- SOCIAL DYNAMICS
- TED MEYER
- THE INDUSTRY
- UNION STATION
- WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
- YUVAL SHARON
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