Projects
For our Special Projects, Artbound traces the evolution of ambitious, time-based art pieces. We check in regularly with artists who use the Artbound transmedia platform to inform and engage online audiences to interact with offline happenings.
Through the eye of the Liminal Camera, a repurposed shipping container, Lauren Bon and the Optics Division of The Metabolic Studio trace the movement of silver and water from the Owens Valley through pipelines and bank accounts.
Borderblaster brings together the voices of vendors, artisans, artists, and activists in a series of conversations, readings, and interviews that reimagine the Mercado de Artesanias de la Linea and the crossing as a whole as an agora.
Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest is a multi-faceted project by L.A.-based artist Alexandra Grant encompassing a series of public drawing sessions, reading groups, artist collaborations and an installation at 18th Street Arts Center.
From the Archives opens the doors to cultural institutions around Southern California revealing the art and objects that are often unseen by the public.
Artbound's music series Hear and Now explores songs with a sense of place. The idea is simple: put Southern California musicians in the locations that inspired a song, and document a performance of the song, in that place.
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre (HDDT) creates ephemeral contemporary art experiences in extraordinary places that boldly redefine the relationship between audience and art.
Conceived by artist Hillary Mushkin, Incendiary Traces is a conceptually driven, community-generated art project that explores the political act of representing the Southern California landscape by creating a series of “draw-in” events in different locations across the region.
Artbound provides an exclusive look at the avant-garde opera, "Invisible Cities."
"Love on San Pedro" is inspired by the people who live, love and work in Skid Row, downtown Los Angeles.
Tanya Aguiñiga, is a maker of objects. A student of craft traditions, she is staging performance craft events and chronicling the process in text and images.
Public Matters’ Market Makeovers green the food desert -- one corner store at a time.
To trace the trajectory of Southern California art, Artbound is creating a collective timeline comprised of the decisive events that shaped artists' creative development.
Songs in the Key of Los Angeles is a multi-platform collaboration between the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Public Library, and USC professor Josh Kun that brings to life the Library's extraordinary Southern California Sheet Music Collection.
“The Unfinished” is an obelisk-shaped excavation located along the banks of the channelized L.A. River.
The purpose of The War on Both Sides/La guerra de los dos lados is to turn distance into proximity, alienation into intimacy, to build an ethical bridge across the border that says the violence itself is Other.
There It Is—Take It! is a self-guided car audio tour through Owens Valley, California along U.S. Route 395 examining the controversial social, political, and environmental history of the Los Angeles Aqueduct system.
100 Mules Walking: The End of the Road
100 Mules Walking: The End of the Road
Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio team finished their 240 miles journey at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.
Love on San Pedro: A Cardboard Ecology
Love on San Pedro: A Cardboard Ecology
The symbolic and physical properties of cardboard play a significant role in the set design of "Love on San Pedro."
Invisible Cities: The Finale
Invisible Cities: The Finale
Here's a roundup of Artbound's behind-the-scenes features examining "headphone" opera "Invisible Cities."
Finding Space in the Inferno: Observations on Calvino's 'Invisible Cities'
Finding Space in the Inferno: Observations on Calvino's 'Invisible Cities'
Union Station is an ideal place to realize the opera "Invisible Cities," an adaptation of Italo Calvino's book about relationships between built environments and social and economic life.
Love on San Pedro: Playwright James McManus on Hunger
Love on San Pedro: Playwright James McManus on Hunger
The playwright behind "Love on San Pedro" explains the inspiration and process behind penning the community collaborative play.
Love On San Pedro: Skid Row Community Members Working Toward Change
Love On San Pedro: Skid Row Community Members Working Toward Change
Meet four individuals who are working towards positive change in the Skid Row community.
Invisible Cities: The Choreography of Union Station
Invisible Cities: The Choreography of Union Station
Dancers in "Invisible Cities" execute an array of moves in Union Station that range from rigorous solos to improvisational and hip-hop-like explosions, to glacially slow stances.
Riding Along the Aqueduct with '100 Mules'
Riding Along the Aqueduct with '100 Mules'
Chris Langley rides with Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studios' "100 Mules Walking the Aqueduct" through the scenic Alabama Hills to Lone Pine in the Owens Valley
Love on San Pedro: Meet the Skid Row Community Members
Love on San Pedro: Meet the Skid Row Community Members
Three actors participating in community play "Love on San Pedro" share stories of life in Skid Row.
Invisible Cities: Composing an Opera for Headphones
Invisible Cities: Composing an Opera for Headphones
In composing the music for "Invisible Cities," Christopher Cerrone created many levels of orchestral detail that would evoke the elaborate and fantastical places that Calvino imagines.
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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.

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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

Literature

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

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Multi-Disciplinary

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

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Music

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

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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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