DISown Radio: Cobain In A Coma w/ Ariel Pink and Genesis P-Orridge

Ariel Pink and Genesis P-Orridge joined us in the DISown Radio booth for a revived edition of Cobain In A Coma, a diaristic music blog and brutally uncensored radio show that ran out of San Francisco’s Western Addition Radio station between 2006 and 2008. DISown Radio might be over, but you can now listen to the show in full below!

Hosted by Patrik Sandberg and Liza Thorn, the show began as a joke, in that the DJs would upset the delicate sensibilities of the local independent rock community by playing Britney Spears on what was widely viewed as a sacred punk radio platform, while unabashedly mocking the people they disliked.

During their tenure at the station, Patrik and Liza’s Cobain In A Coma broke station records by being the #1 most downloaded program every week for two years without interruption. Guests and performers on the show included Ariel Pink, The Black Lips, Girl Talk, Holy Shit and many more.

Photos and videos from the final revived edition at #DISown below!

¡Ay Dios Mio!

Introducing your new favorite Catholic pop hereditary supergroup, Flos Mariae! Based out of Spain, this sisterhood of superstars is composed of seven siblings that look like septuplets but are not, and sing mainly about Virgin Mary-related themes interspersed by really strange metaphors. Like, “As a slice of cheese / prisoner in a sandwich / you feel restless between the doubt and the fear / and you scream ‘I can’t!” Yeah, definitely screaming “I can’t”, though… [read more »]

Feast of the Falleros

Every year in the wonderful world of Valencia, Spain, a traditionally local yet (starting now) globally coveted festival known as Fallas takes place in March to mark the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Blooming and blossoming like the season itself, the Fallas and its participant falleros come together to rejoice collectively in the streets and set fire to monuments constructed exclusively for the festival. If that doesn’t make Burning Man sound like… [read more »]

DIS week @ DISown!

What’s up & what’s happening #DISweek at DISown?! From 5 – 6pm on Saturday, Bjarne Melgaard hosts a special screening of selected films from Brice Dellsperger’s Body Double series. Dellsperger’s films frequently feature the artist himself as he reprises iconic scenes from popular television shows & films such as Miami Vice, Dressed to Kill, & Eyes Wide Shut. RSVP here, and check out a preview from Body Double 22, which revisits David Lynch’s 1992 film Twin… [read more »]

surplus living | Alte Münze

Upon entering Alte Münze and walking down the steps to the dewy basement space containing surplus living, we were presented with giant iron doors and dark, stone walls with thick pillars parsing the work in each of the two rooms. Aptly presented in an old coin minting factory space in central Berlin, surplus living contained pieces by 19 different artists exploring the presentation and loss of self in pieces ranging from three personified pieces of ice to metal and wood sculpture, video, collage, and more. The show, curated by Harry Burke, Elisa R. Linn, and Lennart Wolff, succinctly captured the gesture toward commodity and threw us into a space where a criticality into the particulars of the movement beyond that gesture can be explored. Alte Münze presented a unique opportunity for a show registering the formation and distribution of individual pieces of work. The combination of the basement, the heavy doors, leaking walls, and dark corners provide the show a sharp contrast to familiar white walls and enhanced the effects of such charged works as a video depicting the darkness of wandering the Mall of America. Even the location in Berlin allows for a more progressive analysis of art as commodity through the support of outside organizations its counterparts throughout the world may not have the funding structures to allow or access. The work, beside ranging in medium, opened a conversation around temporality and its intersection with an emotive and primarily digital community. Pieces explored the ephemerality of gestures like dropping stones into water, the casualties of glitter when sticking it to paper, even cuddling - but as with Jasper Spicero’s melting ice figures, memory becomes the predominant material of the work as even the traces of melted ice evaporate. Exhibitions remembered through the ritual of installs and immortalization on the web so rarely engage with the function of personal memory and time so well, the success of which comes not from each pieces gesture toward ephemerality but through its foregrounding so each successive piece becomes a release from temporality into new spaces of considerations. Support for surplus living provided by: Royal Norwegian Embassy, Japan Foundation, wolff:architekten, Allianz Kulturstiftung / Generalvertretung Katja Richterr March/14/2014 ­ – March/23/2014 participating artists: Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri Josephine Meckseper Adriana Ramić Yngve Holen Chto Delat? Jasper Spicero Tatsuo Miyajima Amalia Ulman Beny Wagner Nina Beier Britta Thie Jesse Darling Michael E. Smith Wilhelm Mundt Harm van den Dorpel Li Liao Raphael Hefti Constant Dullaart

PC Music x DISown Radio

Last Sunday, DISown Radio premiered an exciting new mix from PC Music that featured exclusive content from A. G. Cook, GFOTY, Danny L Harle, Lil Data, Nu New Edition and Kane West! Now, PC Music brings you a brand new web experience, with art by Kim Laughton, and a free download of the mix here: 00:00 – A. G. Cook 10:00 – GFOTY 20:00 – Danny L Harle 30:00 – Lil Data 40:00 – Nu… [read more »]

Grand Century | ٩١١,000 B.C.

Grand Century, a new art space popping up and popping off in the LES, is presenting its inaugural show this Saturday, March 29th. It’s first exhibition, “٩١١,000 B.C.”, groups 14 international artists exploring the notions of marking, chaos, meaning, and expressivity. Curated by Agatha Wara, ٩١١,000 B.C. will remain open for the day following the inauguration. Grand Century is an artist-run space presenting exhibitions, performances and screenings for one weekend a month. Grand Century is… [read more »]

This Saturday | ECOLOGY 2: Art & Commerce

Video courtesy Brace Brace DIS Magazine and Red Bull Studios invite you to ECOLOGY 2: Art & Commerce. 3-5pm Saturday, March 22nd 220 W. 18th St Can art, as the ultimate benchmark of connoisseurial consumerism, be mobilized through commercial processes to redirect networked flows of power, capital, and desire? Introduced by artist Christopher Kulendran Thomas, this discussion brings together philosopher Benjamin Woodard, curators Agatha Wara and Victoria Ivanova, artist and writer Gean Moreno, and theorist… [read more »]

Arca & Jesse Kanda | TRAUMA

After the release of his earth-shattering &&&&& last year, Arca teamed up with visual artist Jesse Kanda to present a mystifying audio-visual experience at MoMA PS1 which left everyone TRAUMAtized. The first scene of the film, part of a longer project titled TRAUMA, is now available for you to stream in the discomfort of your own home. Next time you’re conducting a candlelit seance or taking a dark oath with some friends, make sure you… [read more »]

INFRA_SPECTION Residency Program

SPACE RESIDENCIES 2014: OPEN CALL Are you up on your #stacktivism? Do you belong somewhere along the intersections of art, technology, and sustainability? Then SPACE is opening its doors to you and all other emerging artists and creative technologists! Applications are now open for five residencies in their dedicated studio at the White Building, Hackney Wick. INFRA_SPECTION Thematic: #stacktivism is a term that draws a critical line of inquiry around infrastructures and our relationships to… [read more »]