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LISTEN TO EPISODE 035: CODE SWITCHING W/CHEECH MARIN

B&TB recently met Cheech Marin at Thomas Paul Fine Art, where Cheech has been busy selecting from an exceptional cast of Chicano artists that he and the gallery will be presenting next week at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair. Our conversation drifted from the definition of Chicano, to the artists of New America who fit this definition, to a curiously common linguistic phenomenon called “code switching” which, as we discovered, is a phenomenon that happens on a subconscious level all the time: in bilingual communication, in monolingual socio-cultural flag waving, and especially, as Cheech explains, in the work of the Chicano artists for whom he advocates.

ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 2012-02-10 @ 1pm PST

   

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EPISODE 003: MATERIAL, IMMATERIAL

artwork by David Jang

We visited the studio of artist David B. Jang to discover mounds of commercially available materials—stacks of styrofoam cups, loops of hose fluorescent tubes, inverted snack bags and paper towels juiced-up in resin—crafted into new, organic sets of rules.

Also on the show, artist/writer/curator Tucker Neel discusses directing at 323 Projects, a call-in art gallery in which physical works flat-out don’t exist…until now.

AIR DATE: 2011-04-29 @ 1pm PST

SHOW LINKS:

323projects.com

gateprojects.org

John Giorn’s Dial-a-Poem

David B. Jang

Not a Car at Gallery 825

DAC Gallery

You can also call 323 Projects 24/7 at 323-843-4652

 

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Installation photo from Marcos Lutyen’s Speed Dreaming, featured in EPISODE 006: RAMageddon, AIR DATE 2011-05-20 @ 1pm PST
On the eve of the supposed May 21st Rapture, B&TB takes a stroll through the Marcos Lutyens exhibition with curator Bryson Strauss (of LA Art Machine/BritWeek 2011) to explore a more likely end of the world as we know it—the futurist fantasy of technological “singularity” in which machines will someday rule, hyper-evolving at an exponential rate without our help. We also meet up at a bowling alley with the web design group Philosophie for beers and technical details on how RAMageddon will actually go down, and what you can do to prepare for it.  
          

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Tim Howell’s live edge work, as vaguely referenced in the much-too debaucherous EPISODE 004: MANUFACTURING AMBIENCE.
You can find more of Tim’s exceptional handiwork at www.hahasoso.com.
AIR DATE: 2011-05-07 @ 1pm PST
     

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Beer and Tall Buildings (and the things that go in them) is on-air drinks and conversation with innovative creators and thinkers in  art, architecture, design and technology. This is sports radio for the  culturally inclined, airing live every Friday at 1pm PST on Coagula Radio.
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Featured in EPISODE 012: THINK BIG
From Dwell on Design 2011, Artist Sasaki at work on Heartbeat, benefiting victims of the 2011 Japan quake and tsunami.
      

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EPISODE 002: SIGNS, DE SIGNS

Beer & Tall Buildings meets up with designer/maker/artist/craftsman/metalsmith Boris Bally at Altered Space Gallery on Venice’s Abbot Kinney (where his DE SIGN is currently on exhibition) and ends up talking materials, margins and the beer of the day, Leffe.

AIR DATE: 2011-04-22 1pm PST

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“Q: What is a photograph?
A: An object that tells of the loss, destruction, disappearance of objects”
Tan Lin, from “100 Second Chances”, Lotion Bullwhip Giraffe (Sun & Moon Press, 1996) p 74. Listen to this and other works by Tan Lin in their entirety on EPISODE 014
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EPISODE 013: WHITE & SPACE

Step into Joe Davidson’s current installation Beauty Salon, a pop-up show at a vacated strip mall on the South-West corner of Santa Monica Boulevard at Crescent Heights, and it feels like you’re witness to a found aftermath. Here, the act of leaving is frozen under a thin white film. Experience this, or any of Joe’s work, and one thing is clear: he doesn’t make art objects or art products…He makes dialogues.

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EPISODE 013: WHITE & SPACE
LISTEN LIVE TODAY @ 1PM ON COAGULA RADIO
Step into Joe Davidson’s current installation Beauty Salon,   a pop-up show at a vacated strip mall on the South-East corner of  Santa  Monica Boulevard at Crescent Heights, and it feels like you’re  witness  to a found aftermath. Here, the act of leaving is frozen under a  thin  white film. Experience this, or any of Joe’s work, and one thing  is  clear: he doesn’t make art objects or art products…He makes  dialogues.

         

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