We Eat Art

Frame Rate: We Eat Art

We Eat Art
presents a live taping of their popular podcast

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90921
Saturday, May 19
1 – 2:30 pm

Please join LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) for Frame Rate: We Eat Art, a behind-the-scenes immersive insight into the process and contradictions of discussing art without showing it.

Hosts John Mejias and Zak Smith will invite a “studio audience”  into one of the theaters of the historic Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center. Guests are given an opportunity to be a part of the production process, to experience a program before the result appears online. At a time when podcasts have gained momentum in the zeitgeist and become a popular source of news and entertainment for a segment of the population, this Frame Rate event conceives the opportunity to question whether podcast creation is an art form and what is its purpose.

Unlike radio, podcast creators must release their work into the world knowing a listener is able to access the program in any location, change speed,  listen to episodes in any order they choose, and at any time. “It’s the medium you want it to be.”

We Eat Art is interested in dialogues around art making and curating. A portion of the program will focus on an open dialogue with the audience, who will be invited to suggest images for discussion. 

Frame Rate is an on-going programming series with an eye toward film, video, and the moving image in general. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Zak Smith (Co-Host) is an artist living in Los Angeles, California. His work is in many collections public and private including The Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. He has written for many publications including Vice and Artforum and has a regular column at Artillery Magazine. Books published about Zak’s work include Pictures of Girls, We Did Porn and Pictures Showing What Happens On Each Page Of Thomas Pynchon’s Novel Gravity’s Rainbow.

John Mejias (Co-Host) is an artist and art teacher living in New York. Some of his projects include his ongoing comic/zine/artist book series Paping. He is also the founder of the Paping soapbox derby, the author of the children’s book The Hungry Brothers and is the recipient of the Warhol grant for his 3D shadow puppet show I’m Wuurried.

Justin Asher (Producer/Editor) is a Los Angeles based composer, sound designer and interactive artist. He has created music and sound for all media, public and private, throughout the universe, including but not limited to ads, film, TV, games/apps, installations and theater.

Learn more about We Eat Art.

This Frame Rate is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

Special thanks to Beyond Baroque.

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