Artbound Season 4 Episode 1

Artbound explores the arts and culture of Southern California through articles, essays, and thinkpieces by more than 80 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.



View the articles featured in this episode below:

Metralleta de Oro: Bringing the Bling to Cumbia


The trio of young Mexican American DJs Metralleta de Oro specialize in Sonidero, an extremely rhythmic sub-genre of the Mexican, Central and South American cumbia genre notable for its thumping repetitive bass lines.



Of Earth and Domes: Hesperia's Cal-Earth Sustainable Architecture


Artbound heads to San Bernardino to explore the tubular sandbagging construction techniques of the California Institute of Earth Architecture, whose handmade structures are redefining sustainable housing.



Bringing Healthy Food Alternatives to Boyle Heights


In Boyle Heights, the group Public Matters' Market Makeovers project is addressing the "grocery gap" in "food deserts," areas that have limited access to quality, healthy food. The process involves the physical transformation of existing corner stores.



Hiromi Takizawa's ULTRAVIOLET Illuminations


Hiromi Takizawa plays with light and glass. Her "ULTRAVIOLET" installation observes the role of light in architectural and environmental spaces.



The Infectious Ephemera of Germs


Visual artist, Jaime "Germs" Zacarias takes inspiration from religious iconography, lucha libre, and the city of Los Angeles to create his signature tentacle-filled works.



Chelsea Wolfe


Goth-indie rocker Chelsea Wolfe performs her song "House of Metal" for a live studio audience.


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