LA Freewaves’ Anne Bray on Media as an Exchange of Consciousness

LA#itself Podcast Anne Bray on LA#itself  PODCAST by Brettany Shannon  Hello, and welcome to our fifth of six LA#itself episodes. Throughout this series, we have talked with an array of people who use digital media for community development, broadly defined. We continue to find that tech is a social construction, and a means, not an […]

Stalking the lions of Pasadena City Hall

Stalking the lions of Pasadena City Hall

“The precise “why,” like all good conceptual art, is unfolding over time.” Larry Wilson of Pasadena Star News gives an overview of Lions, Tigers, And… a five-part series consisting of an interactive sound installation, video projections, musical performances, all responding to the presence of cast-stone lions on the façade of the City Hall building. See […]

Long Live L.A.: Bringing Video Art and Public Health Awareness to Mass Transit

Long Live L.A.: Bringing Video Art and Public Health Awareness to Mass Transit

Evan Seth on KCET ArtBound gives a concise overview as  well as  video sample by each artist in the 2014 round of Long Live LA:  Mel Chin, Yoshua Okón, Poli Marichal, Ann Kaneko, John Jota Leaños, and Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr. “I think each of the artists really presents a new view of what public […]

Braingirls and Fleshmonsters

Braingirls and Fleshmonsters

Holly Willis  wrote  a jam-packed feminist essay “Braingirls and Fleshmonsters” that appears as a chapter in Transmedia Frictions, The Digital, the Arts, and the Humanities, edited by Marsha Kinder and Tara McPherson, University of California Press, 2014.  She describes and contextualizes my video installations work with Molly Cleator as well as the work of Linda Dement, […]

How Many Billboards?

How Many Billboards?

Sara Daleiden conducted an interview with AB comparing billboards and art in Los Angeles.  Billboards try to shape identity with their products but art questions one’s identity.  For more, download the interview here.

FREEWAVES BARGAINS BETWEEN ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES

FREEWAVES BARGAINS BETWEEN ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES

by Anne Bray    A carefully constructed placement of a screen can bring a difficult piece of video art into a framework that becomes comprehensible to the uninitiated.Place itself can serve as a segue between the known location and the unknown art.  The tattoo parlour can reframe a graffiti video; the burrito restaurant offers a […]

Freewaves: Video Between Their Toes by Catherine Wagley

Freewaves: Video Between Their Toes by Catherine Wagley

Freewaves turned 20 this year. The grassroots new media organization that began in 1989 with a gaping, loosely defined mission to show Los Angeles to itself celebrated its birthday on June 26 with Video on the Loose, a  one-night festival at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). In the wide-open plaza that links the museum’s newly built Resnick […]

Out The Window radio program

Out The Window radio program

Christine Palma compellingly  interviews Anne Bray of Freewaves, Mike Blockstein of Public Matters, and Paolo Davanzo of the Echo Park Film Center about Out the Window listen