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.
SLO Pano: Brian Lawler's Wide-Angled Landscapes
SLO Pano: Brian Lawler's Wide-Angled Landscapes
Brian Lawler's appreciation for unsullied landscapes is at the heart of his exhibition "SLO Pano," which runs Feb. 14 through March 30 at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.
Moby On Apocalypse and 'Innocents'
Moby On Apocalypse and 'Innocents'
"Innocents" is a reflection of Moby's distorted love for his recently newfound Hollywood Hills home, and the predatory beauty lurking just outside the door.
Poetics of the Everyday: The Photographic Practice of Masood Kamandy
Poetics of the Everyday: The Photographic Practice of Masood Kamandy
In "M.O.O.P." (Matter Out of Place), Masood Kamandy's photographs reveal everyday items transformed and given strange new life through interventions of various kinds.
IndieCade 2013: The International Festival of Independent Games
IndieCade 2013: The International Festival of Independent Games
Artbound plays Money Making Workshop (2012), a "get-your-hands-dirty re-imagining of Monopoly", created by renowned game artist Eddo Stern.
Long Live L.A.: Bringing Video Art and Public Health Awareness to Mass Transit
Long Live L.A.: Bringing Video Art and Public Health Awareness to Mass Transit
"Long Live LA" is a multimedia program by 6 contemporary media artists to create 35 collaborative video works that address the major public health issues in L.A. County.
Flux: The Art of Short Films
Flux: The Art of Short Films
The Flux Screening Series at the Hammer Museum is a celebration of short films, music videos, and the global community that makes them.
Artbound Season 4 Premieres Thursday, Feb. 13 at 9 PM
Artbound Season 4 Premieres Thursday, Feb. 13 at 9 PM
Artbound Season 4 debuts Thursday, February 13 at 9 p.m. PST on KCET.
Deep Focus: Rafael Veytia Velarde's Immersive Border Photography
Deep Focus: Rafael Veytia Velarde's Immersive Border Photography
Rafael Veytia Velarde has been photographing the Mexicali border for over a decade, bestowing visibility to the neglected and misrepresented portion of Mexicali's society.
Deep Rising: Sandeep Parikh
Deep Rising: Sandeep Parikh
Creator of the Comedy Central webseries, "The Legend of Neil," and other productions, Sandeep Parikh has blazed his own career path in Los Angeles.
Job Piston: Fossilizing the Ephemeral
Job Piston: Fossilizing the Ephemeral
Artist and photographer Job Piston talks about his unique chemical portraiture process and print installation, currently on view at the California Museum of Photography in Riverside.
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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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