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This week we chat with Mike Schulman as his label Slumberland Records approaches the 30 year mark, covering everything from the label's early days (Black Tambourine) thru several waves of indie rock…
Sculptor Hannah Herr works with materials like hair, rubber bands, cell phone chargers, tinsel and animal flesh to create objects visually inspired by the adornments of voodoo dancers and the Masai people. Her work explores the Western gaze and the ways it perpetuates fetishized otherness. Hannah is also the co-founder of Daughters Rising, a non-profit that works with woman artisans in Nepal, Thailand and Mexico.
This week on the show I speak with Sarah Lasley about her film Eve. The film follows four characters: a celebrity, her confused and obsessed fan, a lonely housewife desperately trying to connect with the world, and her wandering husband who is drawn away from his wife by the beauty of nature. The film contrasts quick cuts with moments of unsettling stillness and Sarah's richly saturated sets reference her days as a figurative painter. Sarah's other films include She She, which Sarah describes as "Thelma and Louise without stakes", and Bitches, a take on the 1988 film Beaches.
Just like everyone in New York is a heavy set Italian guy who earns his living in the "sanitation" business, it's common knowledge that everyone in San Francisco is a vegetarian with vegan aspirations. So, we figured we would see what it's like to live like a vegetarian for a day. Please note that we're not convinced that cheeseburgers aren't actually vegetarian.
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.
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