Ep 70: Todd Lerew & Micah Silver: The People


Our guests Todd Lerew and Micah Silver talk about: museums, collecting, collections, archives, Southern California, LAPL, Los Angeles Public Library, Library Foundation of Los Angeles, LFLA, the Central Library, the Goodhue Building, Specific Museums of Greater Los Angeles, Museum a Day, Have a Plan, What is a Museum?, museology, privilege, Open Hours, connoisseur, connoisseurship, audio, sound, music, audience, Cult, Airshow, constant war, Democracy, outcomes, failure, alternate worlds, awareness, democratic outputs, alternatives … and more!

Todd Lerew is an artist and he is the Program manager at the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. He is the author of the book Specific Museums of Greater Los Angeles, illustrated by Juliana Wisdom and published by Tiny Splendor Press. He curated the show 21 Collections: Every Object has a Story which you can see at the central library in downtown Los Angeles until March 24th 2019.

Micah Silver is an artist and writer living in Los Angeles. His book Figures in Air: Essays Toward a Philosophy of Audio is just going into its second printing with Inventory Press and you can pre-order copies now.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with a track off of Ian Wellman’s new release from Dragon’s Eye Recordings from October 2018. The name of the album is: Susan's Last Breath Became the Chill in the Air and the Fog Over the City's Night Sky, and the name of the song is Darkest Hour