has been hoping, for some time, to put together a “repeater network” situated at sites around LA. Each site would have its own AM transmitter, a way to pick up the KCHUNG stream for re-broadcasting, and a way to make original content to share with the other sites in the network. KCHUNG intends to launch this project within the realm of a two-way residency with Thank You For Coming: TYFC will host the first transmitter and in return, KCHUNG will host TYFC radio on the KCHUNG waves. This project will be realized through several micro-fundraisers, performances, and broadcasts at Thank You For Coming organized by KCHUNG DJs.
Established in 2011, KCHUNG is a creative hub of artists, musicians, philosophers, and tinkerers broadcasting live on 1630AM from a studio above a pho restaurant in Los Angeles’s Chinatown. The radio station currently airs 99 live, original shows each month, including original news reports, on-air meditation, gestures of an economic and performative nature, and music. More info here
Karen Atkinson will concentrate on creating and using social dinnerware in collaboration with chefs, patrons and other artists in order to create a dialog about the nature of dining socially. This conceptual dinnerware will be on display and for sale and use by Thank You For Coming diners to explore an earned income model for the artists who make them as well as for the restaurant. Further infrastructure development will also play a part in Karen’s work at Thank You For Coming.
Karen Atkinson is an artist living and working in Los Angeles who often transcends traditional art making processes in order to expand dialog in the process and reception of art and ideas. She has taught at CalArts since 1988, was the co-founder of Side Street Projects, was an artist in 2013’s GLOW in Santa Monica, and recently started teaching Critical Ceramics at CalArts. A little known history of Atkinson’s is that she used to a master potter and her first museum show incorporated large, clay sculptures. She is currently re-imagining the use of clay in contemporary art strategies and also runs a business as an art practice, Getting Your Sh*t Together or GYSTInk
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