Marty Windahl has a very special practice. She is an interdisciplinary artist whose current body of work is a marriage of many, many of her interests. It’s part writing project, part clairvoyant performance. It’s part lifestyle assistance, part metaphysical forecasting. It’s part public service, part benevolent future gazing witchcraft. Her current project is Tarotscopes, a weekly guide to life based on her readings of horoscope and tarot cards. It’s a very cool public project that seeks to help you navigate your every day by way of a little magic.
There are two things going on this weekend and only one of them are actually important: the LA Art Book Fair and the Super Bowl. Which is the important one? Hmm. We’re not sure. Maybe you can find out by CHECKING THE RECAP!!
You know, ever since shirts and bumper stickers that said things like “Talk Nerdy To Me” and “Reading Is Sexy” came out it has been impossible to take any art/design/science mashing seriously. You think of Hot Topic sales. You think of bumper stickers on the back of beat-up Corollas. You think of that girl in your AP Biology class who wore a shirt with molecular structures on them. That’s what you think of. Los Angeles’ based Molarchae makes artsy sciency creations that aren’t cringeworthy nor are they annoying because they incorporate great craft.
There Is No Teenage Love was such a huge LA breakout for us. They were unexpected in their style and totally unexpected in following through on being so super fucking great. We loved them so much that they even made our both our 2012 best music list as well as The Fox Is Black’s. They’re so great! Anyway, we got word from them that they have a little *bonus* follow up to their debut. It’s a dreamy ten minute track titled “There Is Only Teenage Love.”
My love of print began in elementary school with the Weekly Reader. Here was a magazine that tailored to my adolescent interests (pandas, weaving, outer space) and you could also buy books from it. Last night I checked out the opening of NYC bookstore Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair at MOCA and could barely contain myself. I mean, a museum that I love and you can buy books from it?