This week Thilde Jensen talks about Canaries, her project that looks at people suffering from Multi Chemical Sensitivity. A book of her Canaries photographs was recently published by LENA Publications.
This week on the show my guest is Allison Maletz. Allison's watercolor paintings , installations and sound works examine the  contradictions and sometimes ugliness that lies underneath the surface of the suburban family.  In paintings of bizarre and humorous scenes taken from family photos, and in installations comprised of old furniture and the sounds of disembodied voices, Allison's work reflects a world in which we are simultaneously loved and neglected, out of synch yet still connected to each other by the obligations of family. Allison's work is currently on view at the Florence Griswald Museum in Connecticut as part of the show Animal/Vegetable/Mineral: An Artist's Guide to the World. 00:00 Thomas Intro 01:34 Allison Maletz Interview pt. 1 04:57 Expectations -  Belle and Sebastian 08:21  Allison Maletz Interview pt. 2 11:26 I Have a Secret - Half Japanese 13:57  Allison Maletz Interview pt. 3 18:41 Can You Keep a Secret - The Bitters 21:09  Allison Maletz Interview pt. 4 23:23 Cheek to Cheek - Allison Maletz 24:57  Allison Maletz Interview pt. 5 27:30 Utility Purgatory (excerpt)- Allison Maletz 29:48  Allison Maletz Interview pt. 6 32:11 Smashing Time - Television Personalities 34:51  Allison Maletz Interview pt. 7 37:56 Those Mooney Stars - Butterglory 40:07  Allison Maletz Interview pt. 8 42:09 Springtime (excerpt) - Allison Maletz 44:17  Allison Maletz Interview pt. 9 46:34  You Mean Nothing to Me - Jay Reatard 48:20 Finish
This week on the show is artist Mary Mattingly. Mary's work combines photography, sculpture, architecture and ecology to bring us visions of a post-apocaliptic future -- as well as, most importantly, some ideas for how we might survive such a future, or avoid it all together. With works like her wearable homes and The Waterpod Project --- a self-sufficient floating artist habitat built on a recycled barge ---- Mary's work offers imaginative and visually stunning experiments in living based on ideas of community, sustainability and individual freedom. Mary's upcoming solo exhibition is called Mary Mattingly: House and Universe, and it opens at Robert Mann gallery on September 6th.
Mark 2, Stanford Linear Accelerator, California This week on the show: photographer Stanley Greenberg. Stanley has made his career photographing the visible, and invisible, parts of the built world He has photographed the hidden tunnels, aqueducts and tanks of new york's water system, gained access to photograph the construction of buildings by some of the world's most famous architects, and most recently, has been traveling around the world to places like Switzerland, Japan and the North Pole to photograph particle accelerators and other exotic high energy physics experiments. Stanley has published numerous books of his photographs including Invisible New York: The Hidden Infrastructure of the City, and Architecture Under Construction. His most recent book is called Time Machines and features a selection of his particle accelerator photographs.
DJ Wynn celebrates Birthday Week at BTR by taking lessons from Mavis Staples, manifesting with Dan Deacon, and indulging in simple pleasures with Action Bronson.
It's June first, and as far as we're concerned here on BTR's Saturday show, that means that it's the first official day of summer! So we're pulling out all the stops and playing our favorite summer jams today, including Pavement, The Hold Steady, and Belle and Sebastian. Also make sure to check out all the extra fun content we have for you on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, and Pinterest.
Jonathon Keats is an artist and experimental philosopher. In his new book called Forged he makes the case for why forgers are the greatest artists of our age
DJ Wynn looks on the bright side with Tame Impala, Matthew E. White, Danny Brown, Flying Lotus, and Lee Fields.
Photographer Tessa Traeger's newest project is based on a collection of 19th century glass plate negatives given to her by a great uncle. For the project, she rephotographed these old plate negatives as still lives, using natural light and mirrors to highlight the dramatic forms of chemical decay that have transformed the negatives over their hundred plus years in storage.The results are ghostly, dreamlike views of Victorian England. Some of Tessa's photographs show everyday scenes, like a crowd at the beach. Other images are abstractions in which the negative's curled or damaged emulation creates rainbows of color and folds of texture that nearly obscure the photograph's subject.
Color Rush, the new exhibition at the Milkwalkee Art Museum, that looks at the history of color photography in the United States. The show examines the 75 year period between 1907 and 1981, when color photography took over the American visual landscape and was embraced by culture high and low.
The new exhibition Farfetched: Mad Science Fringe Architecture and Visionary Engineering features artworks, images and objects that push the edges of known science and technology. Included in the show are a perpetual motion machine, something called a Quack Shock Helmet, a clock the predicts the end of the world, and lots of flying machines, healing devices and other imaginative creations made by unconventional artists, amateur hobbyists and garage tinkerers.
Joan Hall has been making collages, illustrations and assemblages for over 30 years. In 1984 she collaborated with computer programmer William Chamberlain on The Policeman's Beard is Half Constructed, the first book ever written by a computer. Joan's work has been exhibited internationally and appeared on the cover of Time magazine and the New York Times Book Review. She is also responsible for the Art Uncovered icon at the top of the page. This week, I visited Joan at her studio in Manhattan to talk about her work.