Artbound Season 5 Episode 1 | KCET
Artbound Season 5 Episode 1
The fifth season of Artbound continues to explore the creative landscape of Southern California. The premiere episode features an exciting collaboration with MOCAtv, the art video channel developed as a digital extension of the education and exhibition programming of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA).
The episode features original pieces including, "Wildflowering L.A.," a Los Angeles county-wide public initiative by artist Fritz Haeg; a performance art video featuring the movement group WIFE; painter John Knuth's unusual practice of getting flies to "paint" on canvas; the installation and de-installation of Jacob Hashimoto's "Gas Giant" at the MOCA Pacific Design Center; and video game designers Jenova Chen and Kellee Santiago known for designing games with emotion. An exclusive interview with new Director of MOCA Philippe Vergne is also featured in this season premiere.
Read more about some of the pieces featured in this episode below:
Wildflowering L.A. aims to spark people's imaginations about the very nature of the city that we live in, what it could be, and what it used to be.
When painting, L.A. artist John Knuth collaborates with an unusual partner: the humble fly.
Based in the Peruvian Amazon, Chaikuni Institute blends an Indigenous agricultural practice known as chacras integrales with agroforestry, a permaculture method from Brazil.
Los Angeles County reported more than 5,000 new COVID-19 infections Nov. 19, the highest daily number since the pandemic's start. The county's health officer warned that if the surge persists, a strict stay-at-home order could be in place by next week.
Take a break to sway and move to Puerto Rican Bomba music, courtesy of SoCal’s Taller Bula, in this performance filmed at the Lodge Room in Highland Park.
This December, KCET and PBS SoCal will celebrate the holiday season with a festive array of special programming! Enjoy lively musical performances and seasonal specials set to provide viewers an opportunity to come together over the holiday season.
The vast, strange, sometimes contradictory world of the urban desert and its people are explored in 11 public art exhibits and their respective locations scattered throughout Coachella Valley.
For more than 20 years, Doug Aitken has shifted the perception and location of images and narratives. His diverse works demonstrate the nature and structure of our ever-mobile, ever-changing, image-based contemporary condition.
This look at Los Angeles’ Olvera Street is part-history lesson and part-immersion in stereotype of the birthplace of Los Angeles.
In East L.A. during the 1960s and 1970s, a group of young activists used creative tools like writing and photography as a means for community organizing, providing a platform for the Chicano Movement.
Throughout its history, the natural beauty of California has inspired artists from around the world. Today, as artists continue to engage with California’s environment, they echo and critique earlier art practices that represent nature in California.