Artbound's fifth episode brings one-of-a-kind arts and culture stories that celebrate the creative spirit of Southern California.
Culled from Artbound articles selected by our audience, these documentary segments include:
Los Angeles artist Ted Meyer is scarred for life and lived in a world of pain and immobility for much of his childhood, but after a new drug changed his life, he started making original visual artworks from other people's scars.
Jeff Speetjens is a puppeteer living in Santa Monica, Calif. He performs with a variety of marionettes from the stage to the dance floor at Bootsy Bellows, a nightclub on Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood.
Artist Alison O'Daniel uses a collaborative, cross-platform process to make her strange, fascinating, and lyrical work in interdependent video, sculpture, and sound.
Artbound provides an exclusive look at the avant-garde opera, "Invisible Cities." Produced by The Industry, L.A.'s experimental opera company, in partnership with the L.A. Dance Project, "Invisible Cities" depicts the meeting between emperor Kublai Khan at the end of his life with the explorer Marco Polo, as told in Italo Calvino's fantastical book.
Heidi Duckler takes her mobile site-specific dance performance to East L.A. for her "At the Oasis" series.
Candacy Taylor is a waitress anthropologist who has undertaken a photographic study of beauty shop culture.
Lastly, indie folk band Run River North gives an electrifying in-studio performance.