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Episode 22 - Kim Abeles
Episode 22 - Kim Abeles
October 24, 2020

This week, Phillip welcomes Los Angeles-based artist Kim Abeles. Working at the intersection of biography, geography, feminism, and the environment, Abeles has collaborated with such organizations as the National Park Service, and natural history museums in California, Colorado and Florida, making work that raises awareness about the precarious relationship between humanity and the ecosphere. Her Smog Collectors series brought her international attention beginning in 1987. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. Her work is in the permanent collections of dozens of museums, including MOCA, LACMA, Berkeley Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Her process documents are archived at the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. You can find her at

Songs in this episode:

(Opening) Forest Families, by The Knife
1. Cry Me a River, by Dinah Washington
2. My Body is a Cage, by Arcade Fire
3. Hope There’s Someone, by Antony and the Johnsons
4. Don’t Owe You a Thang, by Gary Clark Jr
5. Electric Pow Wow Drum, by A Tribe Called Red
6. Show Me Love, by Laura Mvula
7. Creep, by Radiohead
8. Warm Beer and Cold Women, by Tom Waits
9. Who Can It Be Now?, by Karen Souza
10. Into My Arms, by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
11. Shadowplay, by Joy Division
12. The One Who Really Loves You, by Mary Wells