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A.R.T. Artists Real Talk

It's been a long time coming, and Think Tank Gallery is proud to announce the release of our first podcast series! We've teamed up with some of our favorite artists, producers, directors and more to catch a deep glimpse into what it takes to turn an artistic vision to reality. We have been honored to work and be friends with some of the most inspiring people in LA and across the country, and for the last few weeks we have been bringing a grip of them into our new podcast studio to have some chill conversations over a beer or three. Join us in our freshly built podcast studio as we get ready for some dope shit.
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Nov 16, 2016

Shelley Holcomb may be the best person to listen to if you’re deciding what to do with your time. For her day job she helps run the SCI-Arc brand and public program, and spends the rest of her time curating a sex show (Whits n Giggles), creating her own art and experiences for places like MOCA, and running the definitive voice in event curation across Los Angeles (Curate LA). We talk to her about the challenges of running so much dope shit, and the merits of curation in general.

 

Show Notes, Shelley Holcomb Real Talk Podcast

 

Find Shelley and her various brands here:

http://instagram.com/shelleyhol

http://instagram.com/whitsngiggles

http://instagram.com/curate.la

http://curate.la

http://shelleyholcomb.com

 

3:00 – Intro to Shelley Holcomb

 

5:37 – What is Curate LA? Things that do not fit into Curate.LA platform

 

http://curate.la

 

6:23 – What is Whits n Giggles? Sex radio show on 1630 AM in Chinatown

 

http://instagram.com/whitsngiggles

 

9:36 – Take Me Home L.A. installations by Whits n Giggles and Think Tank Gallery

 

10:48 – Womb Regression Therapy

 

http://www.integrativehealinginc.com/womb-regression/

 

12:08 – Water drumming

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7ba1CNOLiI

 

13:00 – Aliens are actually our memory of doctors pulling us out of the womb, and abductions are our subconscious’ attempt to return

 

http://www.curezone.org/forums/am.asp?i=1728521

 

14:27 – Whits n Giggles Radio, difference between episode 1 and episode 50

 

18:25 – Whits n Giggles highlights of KCHUNG Radio sex talk show

 

18:48 – Mistress Lucy, artist and dominatrix

 

http://curatela.tumblr.com/post/122444645411/studio-visit-the-force-that-is-kim-ye

 

19:35 – Whits n Giggles TV

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC744CtCVDvooIyRvWfEWjuQ

 

20:27 – The Handjob Show, a Wank Bank class on Whits n Giggles TV and sex coloring book

 

http://ruralranga.bigcartel.com/

 

22:30 – How to hide this shit from your family

 

22:48 – A mukbang show, Korean trend of eating food on camera

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wjXJL6ZwLk

 

24:25 – Sneaker destruction and sex fetishes, traumatic experiences turning into fetishes

 

http://blog.thinktankgallery.org/post/86417452059/why-people-ejaculating-to-popping-air-bubbles-on

 

http://cumonsneakers.tumblr.com/

 

25:47 – ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response)

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response

 

Page turning: https://youtu.be/mcyvK_SixME

 

http://discoverasmr.com/what-is-asmr/bob-ross-asmr/

 

28:15 – Various Small Fires ASMR soundscape

 

http://www.vsf.la/maybe-it-wants-what-it-wanted-inside-out/

 

29:10 – Submitting listings to Curate LA, Curate LA’s growth, how it started

 

37:47 – Super sexy artists Shelby Sells and Thongria from Detroit

 

https://www.instagram.com/sweaterpuppiez/

 

https://www.instagram.com/thongria/

 

 

39:17 – The three platforms of Curate LA; website/map, app, and newsletter

 

43:20 – BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) video art show

 

http://woahis.us/portfolio/byob/

 

Rafaël Rozendaal: http://www.newrafael.com/

 

47:00 – Getting around to painting when we have time, comparing notebooks, the merits of an alter ego

 

49:00 – Argument about having a pseudonym or if one’s work should speak for itself, digging up dirt on the internet, Patterson’s YouTube career, artists should own their pasts, “just make dope art and people won’t give a fuck about your past,” showing off your own art in your own curation

 

56:40 – Shelley’s art collection

 

http://www.harrisonfraley.com/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRPzdTyBufo

 

OJ Simpson 30 for 30: http://www.espn.com/30for30/ojsimpsonmadeinamerica/

 

1:03:24 – How to separate your different art ventures from one another

 

1:12:15 – What newsletters do you follow?

 

http://lacanvas.com/

 

http://getdowntown.la

 

http://curate.la

 

1:12:42 – Galleries and artists we pay attention to

 

http://bbqla.net/

 

http://pg4s.wtf/

 

http://www.sayregomez.com/

 

http://ghebaly.com/

 

https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/jpw3-the-alchemy-of-new-school-pop-art

 

http://nightgallery.ca/

 

http://www.devintroystrother.com/w/

 

http://www.richardhellergallery.com/

 

Ripping on Buff Monster: https://grammio.com/en/devintroy/_dQ-0vG0Dn/

 

  http://www.pasunautre.com/journal/2016/7/12/devin-troy-strother-cotton-club-patrick-gomez-for-sheriff-in-los-angeles

 

1:19:03 – What is an artist-run space and what’s happening to them in LA? Define DIY, how Think Tank Gallery was built, Larry Gagosian starting as DIY, commercial galleries that are also DIY, sweat equity, alternative arts spaces

 

http://bidoun.org/articles/larry-gagosian

 

http://www.thinktankgallery.org/our-story/

 

http://anatebgi.com/

 

http://www.honorfraser.com/

 

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/29/news/la-dd-simon-hammerstein-dba-nightclub-theater-shock-20131028

 

Podcast with Mark Schustrin: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a.r.t.-artists-real-talk/id1159607075?mt=2&i=375908128

 

1:27:05 – Real Talk Photoshop Challenge

 

https://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Losers-Ed-Templeton/dp/B003BTJ5G2

 

1:28:55 – Mutant Salon at the Broad

 

http://mutantsalon.com/

 

http://commonwealthandcouncil.com/

 

http://www.narcissister.com/

 

1:31:16 – Pearly’s Beauty Shop at Superchief Gallery

 

http://www.cartwheelart.com/2016/05/05/save-the-date-pearlys-beauty-shop-exhibitionfundraiser-curated-by-swoon-at-superchief-gallery-dtla-saturday-may-21st/

 

1:34:08 – Channeling a younger version of yourself, and giving that self some advice, should people go to college? Importance of travel, how to start your career in the arts in LA in your first two weeks here

 

http://instagram.com/shelleyhol

http://instagram.com/whitsngiggles

http://instagram.com/curate.la

http://curate.la

http://shelleyholcomb.com

Nov 11, 2016

Sarah Penna is one of our most successful and insightful friends, and her newfound motherhood has provided even more insight. She tells us about the challenges of being acquired by Dreamworks and becoming a mother at the same damn time, and drops some priceless knowledge on the reality of online content and marketing. Sarah KILLS it. Don’t sleep on this episode.

 

3:25 Jacob and Sarah’s relationship 

     Philip DeFranco

5:13 Big Frame launched 

     http://www.bigfra.me/

9:24 Pioneering a business in YouTubers

     “Let me take on the nitty gritty… you focus on creative”

10:19 Partnering with Steve Raymond 

     Digitour - http://www.thedigitour.com/

12:55 1st YouTuber lost to shooting 

     A loss of innocence

     http://mashable.com/2016/06/11/christina-grimmie-shot-dead-florida/#EqfmbJquzaqG

16:30 “Hey Guys” 

     Supercuts

     https://youtu.be/wtd5J0QPFCo

20:22 Early days of Current

     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_TV 

21:24 Managing Snooki and Jwoww’s YouTube accounts 

     Yung Mommy

     https://youtu.be/zp5pW-27tJU

24:09 Big Frame/Working with Steve Rayond 

33:51 The challenges of working with talent 

36:54 Income and opportunities for YouTubers- then and now 

38:21 What is YouTube Red?

     https://www.youtube.com/red 

43:34 “Ive reached the top and had to stop, and that’s what’s bothering me” 

52:34 How Vine changed the world of film making 

59:27 Selling a company before 30/Becoming a mom 

1:09:04 Shay Carl and Tim Ferriss podcast

     http://fourhourworkweek.com/2016/06/27/shay-carl/

1:23:34 What it means to sell a company

     Extreme Ownership

     https://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Ownership-U-S-Navy-SEALs-ebook/dp/B00VE4Y0Z2

1:38:313 Awestruck- “We like being domestic but we’re not afraid to order takeout”

     https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCalcFcqOC_UdfxQAPHhwOqg

1:53:34 Why to use an influencer in brand marketing?/Evolution of brand marketing

2:00:59 Sarah’s future in new media

 

IG and Twitter- @sarah_penna

Snapchat- mrspenna

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