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Artist Leticia Bajuyo Presents "Dual Wielding" at the Living Arts Gallery in Downtown Tulsa

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Aired on Friday, March 7th.

On this edition of ST, we welcome Leticia Bajuyo, an Indiana-based artist whose vast, mixed-media, and digital-disc-driven installation/sculpture called "Dual Wielding" is now on view at the Living Arts Gallery in downtown Tulsa; this work is being exhibited in connection with Living Arts New Genre Festival XXI, which runs through Saturday the 8th. Tonight, Friday the 7th --- as part of the Brady Arts District's "First Friday Art Crawl" --- "Dual Wielding" will have its opening reception, which begins at 6pm. As we read of "Dual Wielding" at the Living Arts website: "In the dustbin of technology, what happens to player piano rolls, cassette tapes, CDs, and so on when the companion machine is broken, missing, or forgotten? The evolution of technology and its machines produces an insatiable appetite for the next shinier, faster, easier mode of experience. Thus, the desire to acquire and to satisfy this appetite becomes a machine of desire that desires a machine.... Although the CD is still a functional medium for holding information, CDs are becoming increasingly passé. But when combined into a quilt of digital memory in the shape of a Victrola horn, the texture and scale of the visual result offers an alternative experience of desire...." You can learn more about the ongoing New Genre Festival XXI at Living Arts at this link, and more about the "Dual Wielding" show in particular here. Also, you can check out the personal website for Letici Bajuyo (to learn more about her and/or see more examples of her work) at this link.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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