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Ep 74 Ryan Taber & Katie Grinnan: The People


Ryan Taber and Katie Grinnan talk to us about Sailor's Valentines, King George III, period furniture, eversion, bastard mahogany, scale, dimensionality, specular narratives, the desert, dreaming, nature made strange, interiority, and much much more!

Ryan Taber is an artist and a furniture maker living and working in Los Angeles. He currently has a show of new sculptural works at the Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, CA. He also runs the wood program at Cal State University Long Beach.

Katie Grinnan is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She has had solo shows at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and at the Whitney in New York, and recently she was included in the show, People, at Deitch Projects Los Angeles. She has a show coming up at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery opening on May 19th for recipients of the 2019 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship. She teaches in the sculpture program at Cal State University Long Beach and is currently represented by the gallery Commonwealth and Council.

Our interstitial music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
We go out with a track from Toronto band Tough Age from their album Shame on Mint Records released in October 2017. You can buy the album on Vinyl and on cassette and even on Compact Disc or CD, quote “for the mini van”. They have a show coming up at The Baby G on June 26 in Toronto, Ontario.
And the name of the track is ... Unclean

Written by Mathew Timmons — May 19, 2019

Ep 73 Shana Lutker & Vishal Jugdeo: The People


Our guests Shana Lutker and Vishal Jugdeo talk with us about film, performance, sculpture, installation, objects, theory, decisions, anxiety of making, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, site-specific, space, resources, narrative, storytelling, framework, meta, full-disclosure, unconscious, identity, intuition, meaning, openness, perspective, post post post, language, access, Freud, psychoanalysis, trauma, power, chaos, Allen Ruppersberg, California Conceptual, humor, The Hammer, and the uncanny …

Shana Lutker is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She works in a variety of media and is the executive director of the non-profit organization that publishes the contemporary art quarterly X-TRA, LA’s longest running critical art journal.

Vishal Jugdeo is an interdisciplinary artist who works with video, installation, performance and sculpture. He also is based in Los Angeles and is currently a Faculty member at the UCLA department of Art.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with a track off Nick Flessa’s album Flyover States from Via Eliterecords released in July 2018. You can find more of his music on bandcamp or over at or see his other work at 
And the name of the track is Glendale ...

Written by Mathew Timmons — April 20, 2019

Ep 72: Nicole Kelly & Sara Lyons: The People

Our guests Nicole Kelly and Sara Lyons talk about the Women’s Center for Creative Work, WCCW, The Actual People Stock Photo Project, Collective, Queer, Theater, I’m Very Into You, Kathy Acker, McKenzie Wark, Power, Sex, Adaptation, Feminism, Non-binary, Gender slippage, Love, Participation, Performance, Liminal space, Feminist theory, Activism, Consent, Gender identity, Gender queer, Cisgender, Hetero-normative, Decolonization, Shame, Kink, Non-monogamy, Polyamory, Essentialism, Eroticism, Writing practice, Sexual practice, Intimacy, Audio, Radio ...

Nicole Kelly is a Los Angeles based writer. She hosts and produces a great podcast called Bitchface, which you should check out wherever you get your podcasts. She is also the programming director at the Women’s Center for Creative Work here in Los Angeles.

Sara Lyons is a theater director and maker with an extensive background in feminist theory who works in experimental forms including new media, participatory work and adaptation.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with a new single from Teasips released on the compilation A Thousand Tones Volume 2 from Elestial Sounds, a limited edition double cassette release of music made by non-male identifying humans. And the name of the track is Even and or the ...

Written by Mathew Timmons — March 16, 2019

Ep 71: Casey Kauffmann & Janna Ireland


Our guests Casey Kauffmann and Janna Ireland talk about the show Valley Girl Redefined, a group show they are both in at The Brand Library and Arts Center. They also dive into topics such as Photography, instagram, Valley Girls, Clueless, Collage, The Uncanny, San Fernando Valley, Screens, Movies, Stereotypes, Accent, Feeds, Feminism, and the Infinite Scroll.

Casey Kauffmann is a multi-disciplinary artist from the San Fernando Valley currently in the MFA program at USC. You can also see her work at the LA gallery Elevator Mondays in the group show Psychenetics: Beyond the Great Filter that’s up thru March 4th, 2019.

Janna Ireland was born in Philadelphia, she has lived in New York, Oregon, and Los Angeles twice and now she is here to stay. Her solo show The Valley Below opens on March 9th at Antenna in New Orleans and runs thru April 7th, 2019.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with a track made specifically for The People Radio by joshua weinberg (as nerak slip) and the track is ... adoralis infinitum (version K)

We also make a special announcement on this months show: 
We would like to invite you to The People’s Six Year Anniversary Gala on Friday March 8th from 7-11pm at TSA LA Gallery in the Bendix building at 1206 Maple Ave on the 5th Floor in downtown in Los Angeles, CA.
The Gala will be a celebration of this podcast existing for six whole years. We’ve done 72 episodes, once a month for six years
We’re inviting everyone that’s ever been on the show, and also friends of the show, and if you’re listening to this episode then you are a friend of the show, so you are invited!
It’s going to be a party with Projection by Ignacio Genzon, and DJs Ian James and Matt Siegle, Greg Curtis, Alan Nakagawa, Christy Roberts Berkowitz and Joel Kyack.
It starts at 7pm and they kick us out by 11:30, so show up as early as you can, there will be plenty of drinks and there will be a balloon drop at some point in the evening, and you won’t want to miss that.
And you can find all the info about the gala by clicking on the people at the top of the page. 
We hope to see you there. Bring your friends!

Written by Mathew Timmons — February 16, 2019

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

Written by Mathew Timmons — January 19, 2019

Ep 69: Paul Pescador & Maura Brewer: The People

Artists Paul Pescador and Maura Brewer talk about their work as filmmakers and video artists and their relationship to the industry in Hollywood, as well as their collaborative work, essayistic films, bad films, trash palaces, performance and narrative.

Paul Pescador works primarily in photography, performance and filmmaking along with a little bit of writing here and there. He just finished a film for the Main Museum about the history of Los Angeles and he recently finished a film for Glendale, CA gallery The Pit, the film is titled The PYT (Pretty Young Thing) and it is a remake of the 1981 horror film on which the gallery’s name is based.

Maura Brewer is a video artist who also works in performance and experimental fashion. She is a co-founder of a collaborative called the Rational Dress Society that produces and un-gendered mono-garment for everyday wear called Jumpsuit. She also makes essayistic videos, and she recently had a video up at Queens in Los Angeles about Paul Manafort’s daughter Jessica Manafort and money laundering.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with a song from Providence super-group Landed founded in 1997 by Shawn Greenlee, Joel Kyack and Dan St. Jacques. And the name of the track is Osama Oxycontin

Written by Mathew Timmons — December 15, 2018

Ep 68: Patricia Fernández & Jedediah Caesar: The People

Artist Patricia Fernández talks with Jedediah Caesar about her show Here Is My Name at the Todd Madigan Gallery at CSU Bakersfield curated by Jedediah Caesar which runs thru December 8, 2018. Fernández and Caesar talk about the historical material that Patricia drew from in creating the work in her show, specifically the Basque immigrant community in the Great Basin and central California, as well as transhumance pastoralism, and the arborglyphs that this community left carved into groves of aspen trees along their herding routes.

Patricia Fernández is a Spanish born artist living and working in Los Angeles.

Jedediah Caesar is an artist who lives in Los Angeles and also works in Bakersfield as the Director and curator of the Todd Madigan Gallery at CSU Bakersfield.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with the title track from Los Angeles musician Geneva Skeen’s new album A Parallel Array of Horses released by Room40 on October 19, 2018.

Written by Mathew Timmons — November 17, 2018

Ep 67: Neha Choksi & Alison O'Daniel: The People


Made in L.A. 2018 artists Neha Choksi & Alison O'Daniel talk multiple channel video work, collaboration, editing, the sun, Bombay, sculpture, tuba thieves, ableism, disability, hard of hearing, listening, resonance, audience, access, transcription, translation and much more.

Find a transcript of the episode here:

Neha Choksi works in Inglewood, California and in Bombay, India. Choksi works in multiple media, across disciplines and at times collaboratively and in unconventional settings to explore how we seek, experience and acknowledge losses and transformations in material, temporal and psychological terms.

Alison O’Daniel is a visual artist and filmmaker working across sound, narrative, sculpture, installation and performance.

Also we have released a transcript of this episode specifically for members of our audience who are hard of hearing and also for everyone to have if you’re interested …

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.

And we go out with a song from Lacey Spacecake out of Brooklyn, New York off the album The Stars Have Left the Sky released on January 1, 2018. More fuzz! More chorus! More reverb! More eyeliner! and the name of the song is ... How Do You Sleep At Night?

Written by Mathew Timmons — October 20, 2018

Ep 66: Astri Swendsrud & Quinn Gomez-Heitzeberg: The People


On this episode we talk with our guests Quinn Gomez-Heitzeberg and Astri Swendsrud about the history of the Spiritual movement in LA, the known and the unknown, and the return of the spiritual in contemporary art.

Astri Swendsrud is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles and she is one half of The Semi-Tropic Spiritualists.

Quinn Gomez-Heitzeberg is the other half of Semi-Tropic Spiritualists. He is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles.

The Semi-Tropic Spiritualists have exhibited their installations and performance works at Richard Telles Fine Art, Klowden Mann, and The Vincent Price Museum in Los Angeles; Shangri-La in Joshua Tree, CA; and at Llano del Rio, CA among other locations. Their work is currently up at General Projects and will also be part of the upcoming exhibition Totenpass at Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles, in October 2018.

The Semi-Tropic Spiritualists exhibition what can The Semi-Tropic Spiritualists Do For You? Is currently up at General Projects and Outside Gallery thru November 4th, 2018. General Projects is a division of Insert Blanc Press which is also the sponsor of this show, The People. You can see Quinn and Astri’s show at General Projects during Open Hours on Thursday nights from 7-9pm in Lincoln Heights, find out more info at Insert Blanc Press dot net.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.

And we go out with an excerpt from Audrey Chen’s recent performance at The Unwrinkled Ear Concert Series curated by Andrew Choate and hosted by Black Editions …

Written by Mathew Timmons — September 15, 2018

Ep 65: Danny Snelson & Johanna Drucker: The People


On this episode our guests are Danny Snelson & Johanna Drucker.

Danny Snelson is an editor, writer, and archivist recently relocated to Los Angeles. He is an Assistant Professor at UCLA where he is developing a manuscript on what he calls the little database, a way to think about digital file formats and the transformation of art and writing on the internet. He’s also working on a new project on editorial poetics, thinking about a long history of bibliography and editing as a way to think about contemporary creative writing practices.

Johanaa Drucker is an artist and writer who lives in Los Angeles. She is known for her work in digital humanities, artist books, experimental typography and modern art. She has two new books out, Down Drift: an Eco Fiction, from Three Rooms Press, and The General Theory of Social Relativity released by The Elephants a publisher in Vancouver.

And at the end of the show we’re going to hear a new track from LA band Free Bleed.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.

And we go out with the title track from LA band Free Bleed’s recently released EP entitled Last Woman Standing. Free Bleed is Kat Dohan and Jen Hutton, and you can find more of their music at and the name of the track is Last Woman Standing ...

Written by Mathew Timmons — August 19, 2018