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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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