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.
EZTV: Three Decades of Video Antics
EZTV: Three Decades of Video Antics
Video collective EZTV attracted artists and video-makers whose work wouldn't or couldn't be made in either the film industry or the traditional art world.
Persistence of Visionaries: German Director Peter Sempel Comes to L.A.
Persistence of Visionaries: German Director Peter Sempel Comes to L.A.
Sempelfest covers more than three decades of German director Peter Sempel's "personal portraits" of some of the most challenging musicians and artists.
SoCal Represents at Paris Photo L.A. 2014
SoCal Represents at Paris Photo L.A. 2014
Paris Photo Los Angeles explores how artists have been and are using photography and moving image in their work in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Vital Signs: Revitalizing the Pulse of San Bernardino
Vital Signs: Revitalizing the Pulse of San Bernardino
The exhibition "Vital Signs" explores the vibrant melding of Hispanic and Anglo-American cultures indigenous to San Bernardino County.
Kenneth Anger on the Resurrection of
Kenneth Anger on the Resurrection of "Lucifer Rising"
Filmmaker Kenneth Anger discusses rediscovering a long lost version of his psychedelic film "Lucifer Rising."
'Artbound Presents MOCAtv' Special Episode Airs Thursday, April 17 at 9PM
'Artbound Presents MOCAtv' Special Episode Airs Thursday, April 17 at 9PM
The 'Artbound Presents MOCAtv' special episode premieres Thursday, April 17 at 9 p.m on KCET-TV.
Artbound Season 4 Episode 3 'East is Eden'
Artbound Season 4 Episode 3 'East is Eden'
In this episode, Artbound investigates arts practices from communities east of Los Angeles, venturing from Lincoln Heights to San Bernardino.
Artbound Season 4 Episode 3 'East is Eden' Airs Thursday, March 27 at 9PM
Artbound Season 4 Episode 3 'East is Eden' Airs Thursday, March 27 at 9PM
The Artbound episode, "East is Eden," will air on Thursday, March 27 at 9PM PST on KCET-TV.
David Lewandowski and the Art of Absurdity
David Lewandowski and the Art of Absurdity
David Lewandowski has created motion graphics for the films "Tron: Legacy," "Oblivion," and directed music videos for bands like Flying Lotus.
Architecture and Design Film Festival
Architecture and Design Film Festival
The Architecture and Design Film Festival has grown to be the biggest festival dedicated to architecture and design films in the United States.
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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.

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Visual Arts

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


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