Tuesday, October 25, 2016

"Lil' Help?" : A Charming yet Challenged Version of the American Masculine Kitchen

Thrilled about having this brand new flippable guide through next level foods and the consideration of, all finished up and out in the world! Had a terrific time launching this proper style at Open Press 2016 here in Los Angeles last weekend! Taser event, can't even...
Lil' about:
Straddling the fence between menus of possibility and absurdity, two artists tackle cuisine idealistically with what they are given and what they’ve absorbed. Presented in a stylish, e-z to use table top format.
Comes packaged in screen-printed literature mailer box, with exclusive sticker.
*Neither Goatmother Industrial nor Rebel Hands Press take responsibility for like anything.
~ 19 page, full color, ring bound table display, with screen-printed cover on chipboard.

~ Measure - 13h x 6w x 5d

~ Edition - 39

Think we done good...
Check it out over here: www.rebelhandspress.com

Saturday, March 12, 2016

E.L.P.... minus the E.

tarkus-ing this mourning...

srsly some my fave cover art EVER.

everytime, everything about this record, i'm still like what the fuck. really...?!
thanks for the terrific work.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

street terms: vol. 1

thought i'd put a lil more spark on this recent action...

Street Terms, Vol. 1
Artists: Elaina Morgan + Jeremy Kennedy
Photography: Rebecca Ramirez
In photographic form, Street Terms, Vol. 1 is the first in a series of art books cataloging the collaborative language-twisting works by artists Elaina Morgan (Brooklyn, NY) + Jeremy Kennedy (Los Angeles, CA).

Each installment is catalyzed by a coincidental encounter with a tangible, incomplete set of characters. Utilizing only what's included in their alphanumeric find, the artists create a collection of succinct absurdist meditations on contemporary culture and city life.

Vol. 1 features arrangements of mirror-polished brass letters discovered in the wilds of Echo Park, Los Angeles and shot on verdant turf by photographer Rebecca Ramirez.

~ 26 page full-color book (saddle-bound)
~ materials - matte cover stock, matte photo stock
~ measure - 6" x 8"
~ edition - 44

the launch party was in full effect w/ a taser soundtrack by llull and our "street terms: live!" interactive installation (both pictured below).
huge thanks to everyone who joined in, and insert blanc press for graciously hosting at outside gallery. we find ourshelves w/ a few fewer of this... launched, loaded, and still stocked! 
looking fwd to vol. 2 coming  soon!
check out www.rebelhandspress.com for a full scoop.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

the taser side(s) of the world- drawings by rob hessler

my fandom for this fellow has been there from the moment i locked eyes w/ his work.
not only the work, but as a person, the experience is so damn taser.
a few years laters, and now with ~2,400 miles of distance between us, my incredible appreciation of this work has done nothing but grow.
(funny how that happens)
flipped worlds, feathered scopes, and re-revisited historical scapes... mr. hessler cleverly pulls together forever stare-at-able pieces in insanely exacting detail, with enough conceptual presence to draw plenty o' inkwell dry.
these grabbed photos are just a tease...
 not even the most intense, just a couple of faves. seeing rob's work in person is enough to make my wrist cramp, instant carpal tunnel vision....the amount of fancy, pen technique (to his own) involved in this action breaks my brain.

here's the online, a lot to offer. he's out there often, many cities... grab it live when/if you can.
drawings by rob hessler

Sunday, January 17, 2016

stimpson j. heater

since the heat broke in the studio, i bought several new heat machines.
my personal model looks kinda like stimpy.

it also rotates a lot and makes annoying sounds.
yes, it is an idiot.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

recent cares, shares, mails...

right, 2016... some spectacular illness was terrifically offset by a visit from my b-day sharer, aurora dorey alice, a few staycation days. and a haul of really rad cards.

the (kinda) downtime gave me a moment to dig through a few new or recent readables grabbed up via mail or handoff...

from left to rights...

-rice harvester #14- The closing edition, and powerfully done up (love this cover art). from 1995 til here, wow... i'm looking through to see what issues i have and what i missed. i've known this human for years. From crazy-ass tales humorous and tragic, written or spoken, even in lost moments, hugs, his words have always made me feel a whole hell of lot more... human.

-theoral #11- (the abc of improvisation) conversations with laura altman, monica brooks and andrew choate- i caught a copy of this fine publication a while back via thee unwrinkled ear. don't believe i've encountered this apparently damn taser series before granted this access. just as one saint bollards re-informed my awareness of my outdoor urban surroundings, this work has spurred exciting new thought towards creative sound-making and beyond. further into this catalog i go: (http://www.theoral.org/)

-poems by elbe, vol. 2 - this 24 page collection of truth snips and hopscotch histories arrived perfectly stapled up during the holiday times. now read, my copy sits on a shelf of important things. however, it's size and design are very suited for the ass-pocket of most any pants for fast access to anxiety quells, bus moments, and daily mental snacks. small, orange, rectangular pill (high mg). taken in combination w/ alcohol or pregnancy may cause "funny" results: (SAN publications)
honored to have this terrific mention... taser dialed.

just finished this terrific share from lunch skirt (official table-blue studio librarian)
the lover- marguerite duras
i believe in these words, perfect timing. drone strike.

Sunday, December 20, 2015


just had the pleasure of meeting and jamming w/ this guy and mr. sun araw himself last night. 
at betalevel, beneath the crooked alleyways of la's incredibly spooky chinatown...on a dark and stormy nite.
tomo, man rips rad on the double bass, see example:
he'll be doing more things w/ the instrument here:
- January 4th, 8:30 pm:
with Charlie Rauh and Leonid Galaganov at 65 Fenimore Street, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
- January 7th:
with Charlie Rauh and Leonid Galaganov at The Firehouse Space, Greenpoint, New York City, USA.

aside from his tasered up career in improvised music, composition, 2xbassing, etc., he is also a comic guru and makes some fine artwork. especially dig these #simpleisbest pen and ink drawings, as well as his watercolour approach here.
seems to have an obsession w/ birth. meant to ask him about that. i didn't.

mail baggage...

.damn yes.
my mailboxes have been ejecting such taser material at me recently!
from left to righteous:
-writ words and fab fotos from both new and familiar faces.
from SAN publications in toronto.
-some superb "suburban pyramids" and "car fighter" print action grabbed from goatmother industrial.
last pulls of the yr i believe. "car fighter" actually comes in the t-shirt format, but as a pedestrian in LA (which is why this piece resonates so strong w/ me) that doesn't wear t-shirts too much, i talked my way into a print version.
-a fresh copy of erin k. drew's super spooky "erotic art magazine", fucking amazing.

also, this recently framed up a set of mini-polaroids by the extremely thoughtful anne peterson sobel, straight outta doha.
primo example of my really bad photo taking skills, but everyone who comes thru here is all like "oh wow!" or just like "wow!"
just a taste of some super additions at table-blue studio, llc., and a reminder to keep postal w/ pals.

Sunday, December 13, 2015


an thing that happens on kchung radio sometimes...
me (jk) + lunch skirt + sometimes occasional guests, happily sandwiched between 2 of my fave spots on 1630 AM.
it features sounds from our, both our mouths, + selected and/or random audio recordings, and sometimes lunch skirt reads things, and alsooo we sometimes have guests.

the title "sooooooo..." is built on the show we sub for called "noooooooooooooooo".
altogether, it's an rather exploration in awkward convo, with (somewhat) intentional over-usage of :(and, but, um, hmmm, and, yeah but no, and of course 'so', etc.)...
alsoooooo, lunch often prods me to just play the next track.

terrific energy.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

"Spanish Silver Fox"

such a taser factory project!
Spanish Silver Fox
By: Guan Rong
Set in fashion magazine format, Spanish Silver Fox offers an extensive view into Los Angeles based artist Guan Rong's vision of her ideal husband.
In this production, an in-depth interview conducted by artist Brian Getnick acts as a guide through glossy pages of glamorously stylized work by photographers Patricia Castaneda and Morgan Yu.
Reality and fantasy merge herein to create what can easily be read as a physical dating site profile of the artist, an appropriate conceptual platform for her views on love, life, and desire.
terrifyingly happy to see it in print, and proud as a clam to have had a hand in helping bring this into being.
just one of the cast, along with:
brian getnick, patricia castaneda, morgan yu, miya wang, mary jane boltz, and of course, the artist herself.
...sometimes it takes a crew large enough to fill an odd communal household to raise a full-color, conceptual, husband-hunting, fashion magazine.
the launch party was the icing, thanks to women's center for creative work.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Mad Like Artaud

thursday, november 19 at 7pm (more like 7:30-ish) at 356 s. mission road / los angeles.

lunch skirt and i attended this book launch by one of our fave, most interesting persons, sylvère lotringer.
the reading was terrific. this is what it looked like afterwards.
i wish sylvere himself had talked more... maybe he did.
we had to leave after this photo was taken because day jobs.

so, we missed the film screening. i caught it later via this:

The Man Who Disappeared (2015, 49 min) a film.