Year in Review: Performance in Public Spaces

In 2013, we published hundreds of articles, produced numerous short documentaries, and aired hour-long television episodes. We traversed the cultural landscapes sprawling across our state from the metropolises to the towns, between the coast and the desert, across the border, and into the mountains. On New Year's Day, we will be airing a three-hour Artbound Marathon which will feature a mash up of our episodes into one explosion of Southern California arts and culture. But for the next few days, we will be reliving some of our most read features, breaking them down by theme. We hope you enjoy catching up on all the artistic discussions and activities that make California the creative capital of the world!

Dancing About Architecture: Heidi Duckler Goes to Boyle Heights

Heidi Duckler's latest performance, "Expulsion," positions her dancers throughout scaffolding in Boyle Heights.

Connecting the Stars of Trisha Brown's Constellation

Four Trisha Brown site-specific performances, including "Man Walking" and "Roof Piece," were performed around Los Angeles this past weekend.

The Puppets Are You: almighty Opp

The almighty Opp, a traveling puppet performance that unfolds from a bicycle trailer, has been entertaining at bus stops and street corners for seven years.

Rafa Esparza Transforms Audiences into Communities

Rafa Esparza's performance art is deeply intimate and political; it merges with his audience to form a community response to violence against people of color.

The HafoSafo Chorus and the Sunset Foot Clinic Sign Online

Machine Project leads a singalong underneath the spinning "Happy Foot/Sad Foot" sign on Sunset Blvd.

Top Image: Heidi Duckler's "Expulsion" | Photo: Andre Andreev.

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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.

icon, Literature discipline


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

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

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

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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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