April 22, 2020
“Riding the Bevel” with Shirley Tse
For the Season 1 finale of The Material Girls Podcast, Kelly and Lucinda interview sculptor Shirley Tse about her practice and most recent sculpture Negotiated Differences which was exhibited at the Hong Kong pavilion of the Venice Biennale in 2019. The two hosts learn about cutting styrofoam with wood tools, a Moroccan technique of woodturning using one’s toes, and which trees are on the endangered species list. Shirley reflects on protesting at Tiananmen Square, how she ended up as an artist in Los Angeles, and the basics of 3D printing. Come listen and learn what peg legs, bowling pins, and pepper grinders have in common and stay tuned for Season 2! Go to our Instagram @MaterialGirlsPodcast to see images of Shirley's work along with other subjects mentioned in today's podcast!
April 15, 2020
When Collages Get Birthmarks with Marnie Weber
On today's episode of the Material Girls Podcast Lucy and Kelly interview performance and video artist Marnie Weber. Marnie teaches the two hosts what glue to use when making archival collages, the best places to get elderly masks and handmade clown clothes, and how she moved from playing music for beer to the LA performance art scene. Come listen to get a sneak peek into Marnie’s upcoming video piece and some background on what it takes to make a feature-length art film. Scroll through to see images of Marnie’s work and a look inside how she organizes her studio and years of costume storage! Shout outs: YES! glue for being kick-ass in the long run and Halloween Town in Burbank for being open 364 days a year.
April 8, 2020
For today's episode of The Material Girls Podcast Kelly and Lucinda interview sculptor, musician, performance artist, researcher, and collector of cultural ephemera Scott Benzel. The two hosts learn how to hunt for obscure objects on the internet, question when a knock-off is more valuable than an original, and reflect on “coincidence” from Patty Hearst and Heaven’s Gate, to Betty Asher and Marcel Duchamp. Scott shares work from his upcoming show "Mindless Pleasures" walking us through the thought process of each piece. To see images of Scott's work along with other subjects mentioned in today's episode check out our Instagram @MaterialGirlsPodcast.
April 1, 2020
"Surreptitious Image-Taking" with Megan Plunkett
On today's episode of the Material Girls Podcast Kelly and Lucinda interview artist Megan Plunkett. Megan tells the hosts how to stage a convincing murder scene, submit evidence and fill out a FOIA request form. On the non-criminal side of her practice, Megan discusses the advantages of gatorboard, prepping for eventual studio evacuation, pandemics, paranoia, and self-surveillance. To see images of Megan's work and other subjects mentioned in today's podcast, check out our Instagram @MaterialGirlsPodcast!
March 25, 2020
It's Not Cashing-in, Its Creating Connections with Molly Shea
For today's episode, Kelly and Lucinda interview LA-based performance artist Molly Shea. The duo learn where Molly’s friends fall on the moral alignment chart, the balance between SFX and fine-art prosthetics, and the materials needed to build a life-sized potato costume. Molly shares her desert island top materials list that would give the doctor from Gilligans Island a run for his money - you won't want to miss it. Swipe through our Instagram @MaterialGirlsPodcast to see images of Molly's work along with other subjects mentioned in today's podcast!
March 18, 2020
Wearing Subtle Clown Make-Up with Adam Stamp
In today's podcast Lucy and Kelly talk to licensed notary, commercial costumer, and fine artist Adam Stamp. The two hosts learn about the properties of brass, how Adam determines the height of his sculptures and a brief relay of what it’s like to attend an ICP show. Swipe through our Instagram @MaterialGirlsPodcast to see images of Adam’s work along with other subjects mentioned in today's episode.
March 10, 2020
For episode 6 of the Material Girls Podcast Kelly and Lucy interview sculptor, performer, and costumer Patrick Ballard. Tune in to hear about Patrick's world-building narratives, the sounds of deep-sea emo crustaceans, and remember the painful years of tapered jeans and Myspace (the birthplace of contemporary performance art?). Find us on Instagram @MaterialGirlsPodcast to see images of Patrick's work along with other subjects mentioned in today's podcast!
March 2, 2020
Whose Hand is That? with Luke Harnden
In episode 5 of the Material Girls Podcast, Kelly and Lucinda speak with painter, sculptor and performance artist Luke Harnden. Luke walks the hosts through the process of making one of his paintings, commiserates over the jobs that support our art practices, and questions the collaborative nature of fabricating art in the post-Fordist economy we live in. We’ll learn how cathode ray televisions work, the similarities between art and magic, and a rare gem found only in automotive plants in Detroit. Go to our Instagram @MaterialGirlsPodcast to see images of Luke’s work along with other subjects mentioned in today’s show.
February 25, 2020
Holding Hands with Bailey Hikawa
In episode four of the Material Girls Podcast, Kelly and Lucinda interview Bailey Hikawa, a Los Angeles based artist and founder of KAME, a line of sculptural iPhone cases. The two hosts learn how the industry has affected Bailey's practice, the importance of mentorship, how to turn an ordinary wooden block into an iPhone case, and the historically accurate way to carry a baguette. Go to our Instagram @MaterialGirlsPodcast to see images of Bailey's work and other subjects mentioned in today's show!
February 18, 2020
Latex and Resins with an Ex-Latex Vessel Reconstruction Engineer aka Alicia Piller
Come along with Lucy and Kelly when they interview LA-based sculptor Alicia Piller. Today the two hosts learn about the history of balloons (sorry to say this isn’t so animal-friendly), studio safety practices for using resins, and the mind-bending structural abilities of bamboo. Scroll through our Instagram post @MaterialGirlsPodcast to see images of Alicia's work along with other subjects referenced in today's episode. Shout outs from today's recording: Shout out to synthetic resin for being harder than concrete, shout out to the Wikipedia pages on bamboo and balloons, and shout out to Michael Faraday for his side hustle inventions while making important scientific discoveries.