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.
Artbound New Years Special Airs Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 1PM
Artbound New Years Special Airs Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 1PM
On New Year's Day at 1PM, we will be airing a three-hour Artbound Marathon on KCET. The special episode will feature all of our episodes mashed up into one explosion of Southern California arts and culture.
Artbound Special Episode 'Invisible Cities'
Artbound Special Episode 'Invisible Cities'
Artbound presents a one hour special focused on the avant-garde opera, "Invisible Cities."
Cinefamily and the Fine Art of the 24-Hour Telethon
Cinefamily and the Fine Art of the 24-Hour Telethon
Cinefamily's third annual Fantastic Elastic Telethon will operate non-stop for 24 hours at L.A.'s Silent Movie Theatre starting on December 14th.
Jacqueline Gordon's L.A. Food Center Soundscapes
Jacqueline Gordon's L.A. Food Center Soundscapes
"Everyone Will Be Here Now But Me" is an immersive sound installation where the public explores endless hallways, windowless offices, and stairwells of a mixed-use building.
Artbound 'Invisible Cities' Special Airs Thursday, Dec. 12 at 9:35 PM
Artbound 'Invisible Cities' Special Airs Thursday, Dec. 12 at 9:35 PM
Artbound's hour-long special episode on experimental opera "Invisible Cities" airs on KCET on Dec. 12, 2013 at 9:35 p.m.
Jeff Speetjens' Party Puppets
Jeff Speetjens' Party Puppets
At Bootsy Bellows, a nightclub on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood, Puppeteer Jeff Speetjens performs with a variety of marionettes from the stage to the dance floor.
Artbound Season 3 Episode 5 Premieres Thursday, Nov. 21 at 9:35 PM
Artbound Season 3 Episode 5 Premieres Thursday, Nov. 21 at 9:35 PM
The fifth episode of Artbound's third season premieres Thursday, Nov. 21 at 9:35 PM on KCET.
Joshua Tree Debuts Indigenous Film Festival
Joshua Tree Debuts Indigenous Film Festival
The Joshua Tree Indigenous Film Festival will screen nine indigenous-themed films during the weekend of November 15-17 focusing on desert and inland Southern California indigenous culture.
The Palm Theatre and the Man Behind the Reel
The Palm Theatre and the Man Behind the Reel
Jim Dee embarked on a journey to change the landscape of cinema on the Central Coast forever, where an eclectic mix of independent, foreign, and documentary film collide.
John Divola and the Photography of Modern Ruin
John Divola and the Photography of Modern Ruin
The multi-venue exhibition "As Far As I Could Get" features the vacant, dilapidated homes of John Divola's photographic work.
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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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