Participation trophy caucus of A+L (OK and Sarah) discuss How To with John Wilson’s first episode of their new season, “How to Invest in Real Estate”. We truly love John Wilson, he’s our generation’s neurotic New York white guy, but not a scumbag. As we pray for his career to continue to flourish, let’s do some critical thinking: How do artists balance the necessary self-delusion to create good work with the equally urgent need of insisting on collective solutions to the everyday problems we encounter? Can we give brilliant work the critique it deserves? How could you say no to Mama? How could you see a missing option if you don’t know it exists? OK gets triggered, Sarah reveals her newest psycho theory of mind, and we both sit comfortably in our armchairs smoking cigars while everyone else throws bricks in the streets. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!
Warning for live human shit, sexual trauma, suicide, anger, and misery. We had a night on the town to see the new off Broadway production “while you were partying” by Peter Mills Weiss and Julia Mounsey with Brian Fiddyment at Soho Rep! Its a fantastic new play for the irony poisoned, N64 modding, suicidal incel poster psyche of many an “ordinary American” cursed by the internet age. As usual, the NYtimes has no idea what’s going on, but fret not dear reader, we’re just the floating voices that do, and that’s the art and labor promise! Poem, prayer, meme: you decide.
144 - Mormonism 3 w/ Matt Stephenson of Machine Girl
Welcome to Art and Labor your #1 source of queer nu metal speculation and investigation. Nostalgia is the reason for the season so we’ve brought on fellow scholar of early 2000s media, Matt of Machine Girl. Turns out genres are just genders! We host an open dialog on our common areas of expertise, Spiderman Elsa videos, body pillows, horror as queer cinema, and fortnite punk houses. We need Mormonism 3 to determine who is a good sicko in IMVU and who is a bad sicko SVA professor. We demand full erasure of Kevin Spacey from Moon (Duncan Jones, you have 24 hours to respond.) 50% of the people on this podcast are on edibles, can you guess who?
Strap on your headsets! OK, Lucia and Sarah sit around the ol vr hot tub with you, the faceless facebook mii we serve. This week we wanna tell you the good news! about our RPS fic featuring your favorite fuzzy childhood Nu Metal Queer Icons, the intersection between Bushwick Nationalism and Operation Paperclip, and yes, more Dune and more Musical Theater (we are who we are). Think hard about what you’d like for us to print on your complimentary body pillow, but fyi, we’ll probably decide instead to give you a 240 p rip of Ciara’s Met Gala look.
The id must flow! On today’s episode OK and Sarah talk to cartoonist of Mr. Boop fame Alec Robbins about the on-going mass personae of twitter and irl experiments with identity via Halloween/anime conventions (we should probably read Capitalism and Schizophrenia, idk) Cosplay is just Halloween in the expanded field. Alec, the good one, updates us on the IATSE deal and shares his experiences on incompetent/dangerous/underfunded productions. Leave a gun emoji in the comments if you made it to the Alec Baldwin truther section, but not the watergun bs, the real gun. Who needs sincerity now in the time of monsters?
Mom (Joey) left $20 on the counter so Lucia and Sarah are eating powdered donuts for dinner, joined by special guests Hannah Bluhm and Dani Castone, two Mills College Alumni with the scoop on the school’s latest implosion. From farming the school’s history of an inclusive, diverse student body to buff up degree mill stats, to the ways colleges get roped into gentrification efforts through real estate speculation, we talk the commonality of struggle that pervades these false flag institutional financial crises, plus Lucia and Hannah’s mysterious past at an unnamed workhouse for painterly urchins (ok, you got us, no one actually likes a coquette, it’s the Koonster). If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor email@example.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!
Don’t tell them we told you this, but even though we got the best art friend split heart necklace with jerry saltz at the Manhattan mini mall last week, we actually think YOU’RE our best art friend, we just feel bad for them and our mom made us do it. This week Lucia, OK and Sarah take their brains out their heads to scrub out the insides with six different cleaners like a toilet bowl on tik tok, with maybe too much time covering the latest nebbishly relatable drain on your god given 5 nyt articles this month. What doth a sceene be compos’d of, if not cowardes? Does the intention behind an act determine its morality? Why do people who don’t make art insist on calling themselves artists? Do I come into your house with a painting and call myself an author?
We also take a little time to reflect on the 16 hours God forced your hand to maniacally check twitter instead of instagram. Welcome to my world you little babies, don’t let jack bully you into reading before you quote tweet a hot take on rice krispie treats! Solidarity as always to our homies at Kellogg, any fight against Nestle is worth having, and congrats also to our friends at IATSE who just voted to authorize their union to strike; check out the account we mention at @ia_stories. If you thought your job was hurry up and wait, take this fraturday to peruse the hell that is film and tv production!
The goop is class consciousness. Painter and nu-metal expert Kevin Stuart came to visit us in NYC! The main point of his trip was to see Venom 2 (which we saw after this ep so it’s spoiler free!) Kevin and Lucia have been working synthesizing Venom and Marxist thought for the past couple of years, and they’re right, and you should see it. Sarah and OK visited a show under a stoop! Sorry this is so late, I am still hung over from drinking homemade makegeolli. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!
138 - Organizing Art Worker Power w/ Jessalyn Aaland
The gang is joined by former SFMOMAunion bargaining committee member, and current artist and educator Jessalyn Aaland! We have a lovely discussion around her beautiful and informative risographed booklet series Organizing Power (contents available for free to institution and nonprofit workers interested in unionizing their workplaces!!). You wanna hear STRATEGY? We have OPINIONS. Get the zines and learn all about how different art institutions have been organizing all over the country, and how artists can help build solidarity. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor email@example.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!
Art and Labor is joined by members of the union-to-be of Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum, the Walters Workers United! OK and Lucia interview Ruby, Garrett, and Allison (who we unfortunately lost connection with!) about their path towards worker organization- from your standard total mismanagement of COVID in 2020 to toxic fumes passing staff out; dealing with the Walter’s particularly unique private/public state of matter, and what that means for accountability (xXx spoiler alert xXx: there’s a lack of it). The bright side of the bullshit? Secret slacks, not realizing you had a coworker ready for your trust fall, and as always, teachers’ unions!