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The Music Of Sound: An Interview With Katie Gately

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There is something different about Katie Gately’s workspace that you notice immediately: there is a giant treadmill in the middle of the space. Instead of there being a center console connected to it, a tall, black desk straddles the running machine. There is a computer monitor and two rectangular speakers with white ocular amplifiers prepared to watch you as you stand in front of it. A screened microphone is within arm’s reach as is a coffee mug.

“My boyfriend had a standing desk since he has back problems and I followed suit and got one,” Katie explains. She’s a gangly woman who speaks in a quick cadence and has an even quicker trigger to laugh. “Then I started getting hip lock and hip pain so, in doing research, I found this amazing nerd community that taught me how to make this walking desk. I went to Sports Authority, I got a treadmill off the floor, I took it apart, threw most of it away, and made this. Everything’s in line with the speakers. You walk like one mile an hour which basically puts you in that relaxed hunter, gatherer mode of motion.”

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The Many Experiences Of Art: An Interview With Jensen Karp Of Gallery 1988

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On select Saturday evenings around 6PM, at the Northeast corner of La Brea and Melrose, you are very likely to see a line originate from a discrete storefront and slink around the block. The line is composed of a mixture of people: there are those who you assume to be cult movie fanboys given the abundance of t-shirts with catchy logos along with bespectacled persons holding tubes of who-knows-what, a few lounge chair lounging people who seem very excited to be in line are there as are curious outsiders and a few artsy, hipster types. Unexplained lines are a common occurrence in Los Angeles: the group of people could be awaiting entry into a comedy show or are trying to get their hands on an obscure pair of shoes. Both are legitimate, frequent occurrences in Los Angeles.

Surprisingly, the line is for an art show—and a very specific one at that. The space the line leads to is Gallery 1988, a popular culture art establishment positioned at the center of entertainment and visual arts’ intersection. The gallery has worldwide recognition and has built a cult of devotees hoping to get their hands on high-end, flawlessly executed fan art. Whether it is one of Olly Mossfictional character silhouettes or Mike Mitchell‘s genre breaking Just Like Us works, people want their hands on these objects because they love the subject of the work or the artist who made the work or the gallery who displays the work.

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Communal Embarrassment: An Interview With Dave Nadelberg Of Mortified

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“The thing that is most exciting for me is that these stories relate to people,” Dave Nadelberg says. He’s on his way into his Miracle Mile office where he and partner Neil Katcher and director Michael Mayer have been shaping what has become the recently released documentary about he and Neil’s international recognized stage show. The film is called Mortified Nation and it takes you inside of his show, Mortified. “Even though, on the surface, one of the stories has nothing to do with your life it still can relate to you. The story that may resonate with you could be something by a girl who seems nothing like you—but, at its core, her story is about a kid who feels drowned out by her family and is having trouble fitting in.”

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Artistic Environmental Retail: An Interview With Bianca D’Amico

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Bianca D’Amico makes much more than terrariums: she makes tiny worlds. Posed on a bed of moss, there may be a small dinner party whose guests are readying to take their seats. In another terrarium, a nude couple may be engaging in foreplay on a warm, sunbathing rock. A dry twig may be the racetrack for a little woman on a motorcycle while a rock in another terrarium is a canvas for a mini-artist to make a mural on. Bianca puts everything in her terrariums, from zombies to peeping toms to table tennis players, protestors, and more. These glassy natural worlds are an expression of the influences and interests of this artist.

It goes without saying how creative Bianca’s work under the guise of Chaparral Studio is. She has made a name for herself with her custom terrariums but in addition, she makes crystal embellished jewelry, creates and builds objects for events, styles weddings and even turns small, cracked geodes into what she calls “Man Caves” or “Lady Caves” by placing a small nude person inside. Her head is spinning with ideas: Bianca is never without something to do.

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Only A Little Scary: An Interview With Jeffery Self

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There isn’t really anything scary about Jeffery Self. He’s a thin twentysomething guy with very soft looking hair that features an occasional blonde highlight that falls over his right eye. He’s relatively soft spoken with a sharp sense of humor that is ameliorated by a very vague Southern accent, one that he plays against in conversation. He’s quick to laugh and incredibly smart and, really, he isn’t scary. There’s nothing ghoulish or ghastly or frightening about this actor, writer, and more: he’s your standard Hollywood—and then some—guy.

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Ghana Must Go Fiber CAFAM Los Angeles

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Fit, Form, Function Compton

Fit, Form, Function is a new (and first) Compton based arts journal. They’re hoping to explore a few things, their first issue specifically speaking to “objects we do not touch.” If you want to get involved, send in submissions by November 15.

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House Of Modern Horrors Alex Miller Los Angeles Halloween 2014

In case you need more frights this weekend, Alex Miller is bringing an immersive exhibition called the House Of Modern Horrors. It’s a cringeworthy event showcasing “nightmares that haunt our reality.” EEeEeEeeeEE. There will also be some comedians, too.

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