In the Margin of the Other (ITMOTO) is a free form radio show airing weekly on WMBR, MIT’s all volunteer radio station. The program was streamed continuously over a 5 month period from my studio in Dorchester, MA into the galleries of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the exhibition One Day at at Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art. Since mid-March 2020, ITMOTO has offered “sanctuary in the pandemic” with a continuing series I call “Pandemnity in the Margin” (‘indemnity + pandemic).
Wallo267, from Finding Sanctuary: Stories from the People was produced as part of a live multi-media event at the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia in June 2018. This collaboration between AIR, WHYY, and the Public Radio News Directors Association brought together people from across the community. MINGmedia and Philly CAM were our media partners, and we spotlight Wallace Peeples in this short doc. I am executive producer of Localore.
This is another of the short docs screened during the Finding Sanctuary event. Watch and learn about Catzie Vilayphonh.
Kelley Libby was one our Finding America lead producers. She’s in Richmond, and continues to feed the green shoots of the project she created, UnMonumental. She and the other Localore producers capture moments in time with “audio dispatches” drawn from encounters with people in their communities: a man falls through the ice in Bethel, AK, an encounter at a bus stop in Durham, NC and, in this one, Kelley meets a gentleman at work in a cemetery. Listen and watch more by visiting our our Localore metadocumentary.
Localore: Finding America, episode 4 (2016) With the audio dispatches, the Localore team produced a set of short video documentary features showcasing some of the “luminous characters” we worked we met and worked with with over the course of our year-long production. Jesus Guerro serves up hotdogs from his wagon parked in front of Tucson City Courthouse.
HAPPINESS PROJECT: I’m drawn to people who bring music and story together in new ways. Here’s something I like from Charles Spearin’s “Happiness Project,” a collection he initiated with some of his Toronto neighbors who frequent his front porch in the summertime. He says, “I wanted to see if I could blur the line between speaking and singing and write music based on these “accidental melodies.”
ARRIVING IS LEAVING (AGAIN) is a moment of spontaneity on a familiar theme captured In the Margin.
BETWEEN HERE AND GONE is a 15:42 audio essay produced to accompany an application to the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship program. I came across it recently, and posting it here for your listening pleasure.