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.
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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.
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.
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 plays with light and glass. Her "ULTRAVIOLET" installation observes the role of light in architectural and environmental spaces.
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.
Goth-indie rocker Chelsea Wolfe performs her song "House of Metal" for a live studio audience.
- ARTBOUND SEASON 4
- BOYLE HEIGHTS
- CAL EARTH
- CHELSEA WOLFE
- COMMUNITY PROJECT
- EAST L.A.
- FOOD DESERT
- HEALTHY FOOD
- HIROMI TAKIZAWA
- HOUSE OF METAL
- JAIME "GERMS" ZACARIAS
- JAIME ZACARIAS
- LIGHT SCULTURE
- MARKET MAKEOVERS
- METRALLETA DE ORO
- MEXICAN AMERICAN
- PAIN IS BEAUTY
- PUBLIC MATTERS
- STUDIO A
- SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE
- VISUAL ARTS
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