“Almost Presidential”; Artists Lurk Around and Geek Out

My guests for the full hour, are a bountiful panel of artists and artist-curators, who’ve built a remarkable installation, an online project at the Doyle Arts Pavillion, at the Orange Coast College, in Costa Mesa available from now til Dec 16th. It’s entitled “Almost Presidential,” presenting new work from Pio Abad, Deborah Aschheim, Matthew Brannon, Cintia Segovia, and exhibition curators Marisa Futernick and Rebecca Sittler,. They examine the American political landscape in quite profound ways, with their use of: sculpture, drawing, photography, installation, and video. The exhibition looks at vice presidents and failed presidential candidates, investigating names forgotten to history or reduced to one-liners or supporting roles outside the spotlight. Their scope includes political systems in the U.S. and beyond, including Mexico and the Philippines, combing fiction and historical fact into an active survey of political material, text, and image. The exhibit will remain online after Dec 16th: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/divisions/visual_arts/Arts_Pavilion/Pages/current-exhibits.aspx.

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Josh Johnson, “Western Avenue,” Freedom Exercise – album.

A brief extension of this interview is available: http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/exPOD12-1-20.mp3