Counties

Artbound Season 4 Premieres Thursday, Feb. 13 at 9 PM

Artbound continues to explore the creative landscape of Southern California. Featuring segments based on articles selected by our audience, in this episode, meet L.A.-based cumbia collective Metralleta de Oro. The Mexican American DJs are joining in on the resurgence of the Latin American genre in Southern California. Explore the work of Jaime "Germs" Zacarias who takes inspiration from his environment, lucha libre, and La Virgen de Guadalupe to create surrealist pieces. Also, in the City of Angels, witness the physical transformation of a corner store by Public Matters. Since 2007 the organization's community initiative: Market Makeovers has been at work seeking to change the food landscape of Boyle Heights. In this hour-long presentation, we also visit San Bernardino, where California Institute of Earth Architecture is leading a movement in sustainable construction. In Riverside, discover the practice of Japanese-born artist Hiromi Takizawa who examines the power of light with her indoor, and outdoor sculptures.

Tune in to the debut of Artbound Season 4 broadcasting on KCET: Thursday, February 13 at 9 p.m. PST. Check local listings here.


View the articles featured in this episode below:


Metralleta de Oro: Bringing the Bling to Cumbia

The trio of young Mexican American DJs Metralleta de Oro specialize in Sonidero, an extremely rhythmic sub-genre of the Mexican, Central and South American cumbia genre notable for its thumping repetitive bass lines.



Of Earth and Domes: Hesperia's Cal-Earth Sustainable Architecture

Artbound heads to San Bernardino to explore the tubular sandbagging construction techniques of the California Institute of Earth Architecture, whose handmade structures are redefining sustainable housing.



Bringing Healthy Food Alternatives to Boyle Heights

In Boyle Heights, the group Public Matters' Market Makeovers project is addressing the "grocery gap" in "food deserts," areas that have limited access to quality, healthy food. The process involves the physical transformation of existing corner stores.



Hiromi Takizawa's ULTRAVIOLET Illuminations

Hiromi Takizawa plays with light and glass. Her "ULTRAVIOLET" installation observes the role of light in architectural and environmental spaces.


The Infectious Ephemera of Germs

Visual artist, Jaime "Germs" Zacarias takes inspiration from religious iconography, lucha libre, and the city of Los Angeles to create his signature tentacle-filled works.



Chelsea Wolfe

Goth-indie rocker Chelsea Wolfe performs her song "House of Metal" for a live studio audience.


Previous Post
Next Post

LEAVE A COMMENT Leave Comment  

section header: disciplines
icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

Architecture/ Design

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

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

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

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

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

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

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

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

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

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

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

icon, Music discipline

Music

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

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

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

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

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


Columnists
Featured • More Columnists
Loading Columnists...