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Artbound Season 2 Episode 3

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Artbound explores the arts and culture of Southern California through articles, essays, and thinkpieces by more than 50 contributors in 11 counties. These correspondents cover cultural happenings in the communities where they live, providing an inside look at art across the region. Then the Artbound audience votes online for an article to be made into a short online video. Those videos are then assembled into a broadcast television show.

Featuring segments based on articles selected by our audience, the documentaries in this hour-long TV episode include:

Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest

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.


Geographies of Detention

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 Birk, Alyse Emdur, and Richard Ross.


Radio Sombra

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.


Chicano Batman

Experience the feel-good music of East L.A.-based group Chicano Batman. Episode three concludes with a special performance by the four-piece band which fuses funk, R&B, Latin soul, bossa nova, psychedelia, and pop.

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Kennedy Verrett sits on top of a large rock against larger rock formations as he plays the didjeridu, placing the mouthpiece against his lips and holding up the didjeridu to be perpendicular to himself.

SoundCheckEarth: A Desert Symphony at Joshua Tree

Music educator and composer Kennedy Verrett joins forces with 17 musicians and the sounds of the desert for SoundCheckEarth, a site-specific immersive acoustic concert held at Joshua Tree National Park.
DJ Loser, who is wearing a black t-shirt with a star design printed on the front and a black snapback hat with "Funk Freaks" embroidered across the front stands in front of a DJ deck with his hands on one of the turntables. Behind him, Luer stands and looks on at the crowd in front of them, out of frame. There are other men on either side of DJ Loser and Luer.

No Faking the Funk: Orange County's Funk Freaks Keeps it Real

Funk Freaks, a DJ collective and record shop based out of Santa Ana, brings together DJs, crate diggers and funk enthusiasts in Orange County and across the globe.
A man performs a back flip over a red sign spinning advertisement sign. The sign, however, unlike typical advertisement signs, reads, "Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists," — an excerpt from Sol LeWitt's "Sentences on Conceptual Art."

Sign Spinning Meets Sol LeWitt at Santa Ana's Grand Central Art Center

Artist Yumi Roth combines the often misunderstood, vilified and outlawed art of sign spinning and sets it against a fine art gallery setting in her "Spin (after Sol LeWitt)" art exhibition at the Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) in Santa Ana.