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A Complete Eric Anaya

Artwork by Eric Anaya Profile by Amelia Anthony I recently witnessed Eric weave straightfaced through a busy Saturday night in Little Tokyo, holding up a fresh pastel drawing of an alien (see below). People reacted as they always do: some laughed, smiled a bit cautiously, gave him a blank stare, veered away. He was unfazed and continued his way to The Smell, flashing his sketchbook to passerby. It was a fascinating not-quite-social experiment, and a most quintessential Eric Anaya move. He can be characterized by a single earring, a possibly-sly grin, and seemingly boundless charm. Despite an endearing ego, Eric is never be boring to be around; he is rarely in a bad mood and is always bleeding ideas. He calls himself a “progressive,” not in the political sense, but in the way he’s always on the go, antsy, hyperactive. A recent epiphany left him with a careful grasp on the universe and a knowledge of exactly what he wants to do with the rest of his life: make music and kiss cute girls. Eric …

GHOST

Words and film by Angel Fabre Your eyes are a continuous shot constantly rolling through the events you may see. But your mind is so closely connected to your eyes, so images and thoughts and sounds flicker between the feature presentations of your everyday routine. Your views are sometimes too disoriented, too bright, too blurry. Sometimes you have to squint at the things that are too small and step back to gaze at the things that are too tall. Nobody may notice that you were there, but you were there. You are not a ghost.   Speaking with Angel: Why “YOU ARE NOT A GHOST” as the title? Well, when I go out into the world I sometimes feel transparent and I believe others my age can relate to this as well. I feel that I’m invisible and not really there even when I am with friends and family. When I was in the process of making this short film, I was really stuck in that mindset so the title reflects how I was feeling. …

Frame the mundane: Eric Anaya

ERIC SPEAKS: “I didn’t seeing photos in a serious light until I was in High School. The thing I love the most about photos is the simplicity to making a beautiful image. An absolutely lovely photo can be taken as quick as a second, capturing the entire scene, a feeling, an energy, or even an aesthetic. It could be anything too! A boy picking his nose on his father’s shoulders, a haggard man’s shadow pursuing a bank’s granite wall. Even a freckled woman eating a bowl of chow mein. Honestly.  If you can frame the mundane to look interesting or eye-taking, that’s something that should really be appreciated.” “I’ve always enjoyed illustrating, before it was just a lot of doodles and sheet paper drawings. I used to go into things with a plan. I knew what I wanted to draw and was upset when it didn’t come out how I liked to. It was only until just a couple of days ago, when me and a couple of friends settled in Berkeley for some days. It was …

Remnants: a music video by Psycho Lilac and Katie Carson

By Somi Jun Remnants Music Video: 141 seconds of Psycho Lilac’s psychedelic, dream pop instrumentals, complemented by super 8 film footage from Katie Carson. A serene yet stimulating walk through green and pink-tinted shots of Tiarna Armstrong’s (Psycho Lilac) face, under a projector and in fields. Gentle movements and saturated yet simple colors create an experience akin to meditating while in a hallucination. KATIE SPEAKS What was your role in creating this film? Was there anyone else involved? Creating visuals for Tiarnas song, ‘Remnants’ was kind of a one man operation – I wanted to create something completely on my own and experiment with new techniques I hadn’t explored. What medium did you use? I used a Super 8 camera with 500T film for the entire video. Tiarna and I wanted to create visuals which compliment the psychedelic feeling of the song and so I suggested using this type of camera to create a weathered, aged look. How do you think the medium affected the overall feel of the film? I think and hope that …

Timmy Gibbons – Circus & Anatomy

By Katie Carson Managing Editor Timmy Gibbons is a student from Belfast, who is about to start Foundation Art and Design in Central Saint Martins, London in September. The work shown is from his A-Level Coursework. CIRCUS I have always been interested in the performing arts, having attended drama classes and been acting from a young age. But more importantly, I have always had a fascination with the Circus – the performers, the costumes and everything about it. I remember going to the local Tom Duffy’s Circus when I was very young and being mesmerised by the atmosphere and production. More recently, I have attended the more modern and advanced Cirque du Soleil productions, Quidam and La Nouba. The stages, atmosphere and the characters provided inspiration for me, and this is one of my reasons for choosing the circus as my theme. I would also say that Tod Browning’s 1932 film ‘Freaks’, a film which I have been a fan of for many years, provided some visual inspiration for my project. I stepped out of …

kylie kulture

KYLIE is an installation art piece created by USC art student Jeremy Reynoso for his sculpture class. I made this project as an assignment for my sculpture class on the uncanny, although it was pretty much up to us to do whatever. The assignment was a plaster assignment, so I covered a table and chair with sheets soaked in plaster and took them out once the plaster dried, so they’re both hollow plaster molds, I guess. My intent for the piece was to say something about obsessive Kylie culture on the Internet, maybe not even Kylie but it  just ended up being the direction I went in, haha. I don’t really think it’s supposed to be deep at all; it’s basically just an ironic shrine to Kylie and cosmetics and makeup tutorials. The video playing on the TV was Kylie’s 2 Minute Makeover brought to you by Grazia, and I slowed it down 50% just because I thought it was the funniest thing ever. I asked Lauren to be in the video because she was willing and available, …

ID Chamber by Minu Jun

Minu Jun’s latest film, ID Chamber. Commentary from sister Somi Jun: Minu asked me to write this commentary, maybe to give an outside perspective on what the film is about, or maybe because he has done several Tunnel pieces before and was not down for another interview (see more of Minu’s work here: Minu on Tunnel) I watched Minu work on this film for over 3 months. He spent about $300 producing it, a remarkably small sum for a 9 minute film, but relatively high compared to Minu’s other works. He creates unforgettable films that are fleshy, colorful, disgusting, beautiful, visceral, from a budget of almost nothing, because he makes it all himself. The masks, the giant genitalia, the corn syrup blood, the robe of dismembered stuffed animals– Minu spent late nights and weekends making it all by hand. It’s not always easy to live with, and it’s never easy to work with (especially for the actors), but somehow, he pulls all these pieces together to create something crazy like ID Chamber. And when this happens (it almost always does), part of me …

SEE IT SEEN IT GONE

SEE IT SEEN IT GONE is a program of films and installations by visual artists from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). It took place on March 1, 2015 at Automata, an experimental arts center in Chinatown, Los Angeles. If you couldn’t make it, no worries; Tunnel’s got you covered. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT (A Words + Picture Tour): The Automata Gallery, March 1, 2015. In Chungking Court in Chinatown, LA. It’s just stopped raining. We walk down the court and almost miss the gallery, because it’s so dark out, but the plush installation in the show window cues us in. SEE IT, SEEN IT, GONE. STOREFRONT INSTALLATION: Cold salami slices are in a dish at the door. Further in, there is a basket of lollipops. People have begun to sit down on the scalloped seating levels, but we’re urged to go to the basement level to see the installation piece first. We go; the installation takes up the whole room. A coalition of mirrors and a lone foil balloon (deflating) …

The Bicycle Diaries – coming home on pancake wheels.

  Katie Carson, on her film: My short film is set in Belfast, focusing on the musings of a teenage girl, Briar, who has been reunited with her wonderful old bike following her arrival back home. Briar decides to cycle around Belfast recollecting past events in her life, sharing many of her thoughts and past experiences which are all told through voiceover. Flashback interruptions occur visually telling us her memories. The audience is left with the final image of Briar speeding down Stormont Hill. Katie Carson,  from Belfast, North Ireland, is 17 years old and really into the L.A. music scene. She’s considering going to university in Brighton or London, but also maybe Amsterdam, and maybe Los Angeles as well, if she can study abroad? Come to L.A. Katie! We love you!!! xo xo.