Caught In The Act

BLIP.TV Premiered Apr 24, 2009 Between Seasons


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  • 2009
    • CITA Eps.13
      Episode 04.24.09
      Original Cablecast Date: 4/22/2009Rogue Taxidermist: It’s a giant spider with the head of a dog! We must be in Takeshi Yamada’s “Cabinet of Curiosities” (Coney Island), where none of Takeshi’s creatures could ever be more eccentric than he is.El Anatsui: Sculptures made from wood and scrap metal, reflecting this renowned artist’s thoughts on consumerism and his West African roots. From a recent exhibit at BRIC’s Rotunda Gallery.Reggae for the R Train: Composer & musician Jahtix Dadson is a Brooklynite by way of Ghana and London. We listen in as he shares his love for Bob Marley with subway commuters.Artist to Artist: Two stars of Broadway’s Fela! -- Sahr Ngaugua & Abena Koomson – compare notes on that show and on their current projects.Art That Bewitches? Walter Cassidy says his small-scale sculptures have occult powers. We are still trying to determine if they can come through the TV screen.moreless
    • CITA Eps.14
      Episode 06.02.09
      Original Cablecast Date: 5/27/2009 Adventures in Capitalism: At BRIClab, The TEAM focuses its innovative theatrical eye on money ? and money-madness ? across 400 years of American history, from Plymouth Rock to Vegas.TKTS @ BK: Behind the scenes at the Brooklyn TKTS booth. Why trek to Times Square when you can get your Broadway & Off-Broadway tix at Metrotech? Two for Hair, please! Green Dance Space: The two choreographers who founded the Center for Performance Research celebrate their new, seriously eco-friendly Williamsburg home.Mike Ming Goes to the Wall for You: The Red Hook-based painter and muralist shows how he rides a wild wave of color and motion ? wrestling with chaos all the way. What?s Up with Green-Wood Cemetery?: Maybe you know that Leonard Bernstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and ?Boss? Tweed are all buried there. But why were 20-foot-tall puppets dancing among the graves?moreless
    • CITA Eps. 15
      Episode 07.07.09
      Original airdate June 24, 2009. Film as Canvas: Experimental filmmaker Joel Schlemowitz,has shown his avant-garde shorts at Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival, and MOMA. In his Greenpoint studio, we see how he manipulates film to reflect both poetry and the documentary tradition.Artist to Artist: On the eve of his Celebrate Brooklyn concert, Goran Bregovic, talks about his 30-piece Wedding & Funeral Orchestra and the Serbian marching band and Gypsy influences that make his music so infectious. In the studio with him: Ken Thomson of Gutbucket and Asphalt Orchestra, representing his type of NYC-makes-you-crazy jazz. Dancing Under the Stars: At the Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival, the high school students of Jow-ile-Bailar Dance Company, under choreographer Patricia Dye, show off the training theyre getting through Dance Theatre Etcetera. Steel Pan-demic: A master of the steel pan, Lyndon Achee plays with his jazz group, then spreads the noise with a whole bunch of students from MS 354, The School of Integrated Learning in Crown Heights.moreless
    • CITA Eps.16
      Episode 07.28.09
      Original Cablecast Date: 7/22/2009Two Popcorns, Extra Mantequilla: In the 1959 camp classic La Nave de los Monstruos ("The Monster Ship"), two hot babes from Venus meet a Mexican singing cowboy. At Celebrate Brooklyn!, the film gets a brand new score, courtesy of ETHEL & Gutbucket.Rocking the Mediterranean: The irresistible music of Balkan Beat Box, live at "The Bell House" and featuring the band's beat-box twist on a range of influences: Moroccan, Bulgarian, Turkish, klezmer, and yes, Balkan.Leah Meyerhoff & Esther Bell: On our "Artist to Artist" segment, two young female directors compare notes on their first feature films. One of them has already made her directorial debut; the other's about to start shooting.The Sky Box: This Williamsburg school and performance space caters to trapeze artists and other swinging types. They claim it was "...created in response to the growing needs of the expanding aerial community." Who knew?moreless
    • CITA Eps. 18
      Episode 09.29.09
      Original Cablecast Date: 9/23/2009Big Daddy Kane: A hip-hop hero gets the Celebrate Brooklyn crowd moving, and talks in detail about his well-known way with lyrics. From Latvia to the L-Train: In Williamsburg, shooting pix of fashion models with Dima Hohlovs, a Russian-speaking photographer from Riga, Latvia. Artist to Artist: Dan Zanes, formerly of the Del Fuegos, now makes kids' music with Dan Zanes and Friends. One of his collaborators is La Bruja (aka Caridad De La Luz), a poet, actress, singer and creator of the musical, Boogie Rican Blvd.Three-Way Glass: Inside a glass-blowers' studio in Red Hook, where Kevin Kutch, his wife Mary Ellen Buxton, and their colleague Alison Ruzsa make both art and commercial products.moreless
    • CITA Eps. 19
      Episode 10.30.09
      Original Cablecast Date: 10/28/2009String Theory: Practicing at home, or rehearsing with acclaimed composer and musician Henry Threadgill, jazz guitarist Liberty Ellman is always searching for the right sound. "Behind the Bullseye": This new piece by the Brooklyn theater group, Sponsored by Nobody, uses shoppers at a Target store to look at the culture of American consumerism. The Art of Marriage: Husband & wife, photographer & painter, Deana Lawson & Aaron Gilbert share a family, sometimes studio space, and always, ideas. Big as Life: Rodney Dickson creates environments like Queen Bee, a full-size Saigon "snake bar" during the Vietnam war. He also specializes in 9-foot-tall oil paintings.What's Next is Text: The physical and the virtual combine in Building Space with Words, a multimedia interactive installation hosted by NYU's Polytechnic Institute.moreless
    • CITA Eps. 20
      Episode 12.04.09
      ARTIST TO ARTIST: A couple of funny guys schmoozing about Brooklyn and their careers. Norman Steinberg co-wrote Blazing Saddles and then wrote My Favorite Year, which starred Mark Linn-Baker (before he did "Perfect Strangers" on TV). Linn-Baker acts and directs, while Steinberg is starting a Master's program in comedy writing at LIU.POLINA & FIRST MOVEMENT: Classically-trained-pianist-from-Russia turned Park-Slope-based-singer/songwriter (Polina) forms an electronica duo (First Movement) with an African-American guy from the Bronx (Mark Alston). Is this a great city or what? DAVID ELLIS: A man determined to play with the idea that painting should flow like music. He also likes to turn attache cases into boom-boxes. And don't miss this chance to see what you can really do with your old vinyl collection.TRIPLE CANOPY: A brief look at this multidimensional Gowanus non-profit, which covers culture and politics through an online magazine, public programs, and print publications. Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act Episode 20. Original airdate: 11/25/2009moreless
    • CITA Eps. 21
      Episode 12.29.09
      Original Airdate: 12/23/2009Kelli Anderson: This multitalented multimedia artist lets us into her world, which at any given moment can include the Utopian NY Times, business cards, letterpress, websites, painting, sculpture. Just try to keep up.Artist to Artist: Prospect Park West, Amy Sohn?s latest novel, is the talk of Park Slope because of its satirical take on stroller-moms, the PS Food Co-op, and movie stars going ?normal? in Bklyn. The book also looks seriously at the isolation young mothers often experience. She and her friend, composer/playwright/performance artist Cynthia Hopkins, discuss the pain and rewards of the creative process. Misnomer(S): One sister plays the violin, the other one raps. Of course that combo makes perfect sense, right? It does when you meet Knewdles and Sos, Korean-American siblings from Bed-Stuy but born and bred in Buffalo. Mud/Bone Collective: Creating theater for the underserved by making theater about the underserved. That?s Mud/Bone?s mission, and we join them in the midst of turning the dramatic stories of Brooklyn immigrants into their next production. From Brooklyn Independent Television's Caught In The Act.moreless
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