Film & Media Arts
For video artists and underground filmmakers, the shadow of Southern California’s outsized film industry provides the perfect environment to experiment. Kenneth Anger’s visual anarchy and Paul McCarthy’s grotesqueries tested audiences’ patience, earned critical acclaim, and urged viewers to contemplate the nature of art itself. Video, as a medium, toys with expectations of the audience. It appropriates the format of surveillance films and amateur home footage, revealing the intimacy and paranoia of watching and being watched. The media arts is a slice of life or a exploration of dreams, codifying the human experience into moving images.
Melancholy-Pop: 'Big Eyes' Screenwriters Discuss Art, Commerce, and Margaret Keane
Melancholy-Pop: 'Big Eyes' Screenwriters Discuss Art, Commerce, and Margaret Keane
"Big Eyes," a new film by Tim Burton, celebrates artist Margaret Keane and her famous style of painting portraits of sad-eyed waifs.
Sille Storihle: From Stonewall to Hollywood
Sille Storihle: From Stonewall to Hollywood
Sille Storihle explores the history of California's LGBT communities through two films that connect historical issues to contemporary discourse.
Being Here and There: Ambiguous Boundaries and Contested Terrains
Being Here and There: Ambiguous Boundaries and Contested Terrains
In a new photographic exhibition, twenty-six artists capture the landscapes of Southern California through their lenses as places of contradictions and complexities.
Charlie White's Culture of Desire
Charlie White's Culture of Desire
L.A. artist Charlie White's multi-disciplinary work examines the subject of teenage girls and their subjugation to the commodification of desire.
Artbound Special Episode 'Invisible Cities'
Artbound Special Episode 'Invisible Cities'
Artbound presents a one hour special focused on the avant-garde opera, "Invisible Cities."
2014 Flashback: Photography
2014 Flashback: Photography
We look back at Artbound's stories about photography from 2014.
Photography, Climate Change and Architecture: A Sea Change in Design
Photography, Climate Change and Architecture: A Sea Change in Design
A new exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography demonstrates society's personal implication in the unfolding story of the world's rising waters.
You Are Being Generated: The Work of Animator David O'Reilly
You Are Being Generated: The Work of Animator David O'Reilly
The 3D animation of David O'Reilly is free of Hollywood polish, instead offering glitchy visuals with strong emotional resonance.
Animation Resources' Mission to Build a Digital Archive of Cartoon Art
Animation Resources' Mission to Build a Digital Archive of Cartoon Art
Animation Resources is a digital archive of animation art, ephemera and other related materials that are accessible to animation artists around the world.
From Jayhawkers To Jawa: A Short History Of Filming In Death Valley, Part II
From Jayhawkers To Jawa: A Short History Of Filming In Death Valley, Part II
A guide to the history of filming in Death Valley, featuring the films "Cherry 2000," "Bleak Future," "Six-String Samurai," and "Star Wars."
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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.


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