Special 'Artbound' Episode Airs New Year's Day | KCET
Special 'Artbound' Episode Airs New Year's Day
Burbank, CA - December 23, 2013 - KCET's
award-winning transmedia arts and culture series, Artbound,
will feature a special episode on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. The 3-hour long New Year's special explores Southern
California's multifaceted art scene and diverse cultural landscape, sharing unique
stories that celebrate the eclectic and creative spirit of the region.
Culled from Artbound articles selected
by KCET's online audience, segments highlighted in the episode include:
A multi-faceted project by artist
Alexandra Grant, based on French author, and philosopher Hélène Cixous' book
"Philippines," the work encompasses a series of public drawing
sessions, reading groups, and artist collaborations centering on the theme of
the forest as a shared space.
Artist Shizu Saldamando is a visual
artist whose work explores a punk rock, Chicano/a subculture in Los Angeles.
Her work begins by photographing her subjects in their natural environments
such as backyard parties in East LA, and then paints those works on various
surfaces, ranging from tablecloths, wood, and skin in the form of tattoo art.
Using a collaborative, cross-platform
process, artist Alison O'Daniel makes her strange, fascinating, and lyrical
work in interdependent video, sculpture, and sound.
Artist Nery Gabriel Lemus draws inspiration
from his experiences as a social worker, creating art that comments on race,
gender, and domestic abuse.
Based on a column by our partner UCR ARTSblock on
the exhibition "Geographies of Detention: From Guantánamo to the Golden
Gulag," the role of prison spaces, and the prison industrial complex is
examined through the work of visual artists Sandow
Emdur, and Richard Ross.
'Incendiary Traces' led a recent
draw-in at the 29 Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center where
participants used drawing as a tool for connecting the SoCal landscape to
foreign battle zones.
L.A. designer Victor Wilde sees
fashion as the ultimate forum for a literally and metaphorically collaborative
At Bootsy Bellows, a nightclub on
Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood, Jeff Speetjens performs with a variety of
marionettes from the stage to the dance floor.
Diane Best personifies the creative
spirit found throughout the High Desert, but especially in Joshua Tree proper.
She has been a vital multi-talented creative force here of years now. Artbound
explores her practice, from landscape paintings to immersive video art
Marjan K. Vayghan's "Legacy
Crates," a series of transformed art shipping crates, symbolizes her
journey from Iran, the land of her ancestry, and her transcultural life and
identity in the U.S.
Michael Miller was the go-to lensman
for countless album covers and publicity stills during one of California
hip-hop's most vibrant eras.
Artbound hits the streets of Melrose
to uncover the history of LA's street art culture that exploded in the late
1980s and early 1990s. Featuring the main players in the scene such as Mear
One, Axis, Dytch, Lynk, and Rakka of Dilated Peoples.
Based on a column by Misael Diaz, this
video maps the pasajes ("passages") of Tijuana, alleys housing small
craft vendors and a burgeoning arts scene that is revitalizing the city.
This video transports you to the
neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Discover a small radio station and witness how
it is actively building community through its programming.
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre's mobile
"Duck Truck" brings site-specific performances to various locations
in Los Angeles.
Janet Owen Driggs reports on "The
Del Aire Fruit Park," the first public fruit park in the state.
Chelsea Wolfe performs her song "House
of Metal" for a live studio audience.
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