Articles by Rachel Mason

Chris E. Vargas. Still from the three-channel, 16 minute video "Liberación," 2011.

Chris Vargas

Chris Vargas

Chris E. Vargas and I went to high school together at Grover Cleveland High, a public school in Reseda, in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. The tattooed …

MPA. "Initiation," 2011. From the exhibition "Directing Light Onto Fist of Father." Performance at Leo Koenig, Inc. Photo courtesy Leo Koenig, Inc.

MPA

MPA

A few weeks ago I went to Chelsea to see Robert Melee’s show at Andrew Kreps Gallery. As I was enjoying the way the gallery space seemed to unexpectedly take a turn, …

Artists in Residence at FIAR.

Chris Bogia and The Fire Island Artist Residency

Chris Bogia and The Fire Island Artist Residency

I want to devote this entry to Chris Bogia who envisioned and created (along with co/founder, curator, and writer Evan Garza) the Fire Island Island Artist Residency (FIAR). About a …

Philippe Petit, a French high wire artist, walks across a tightrope suspended between the World Trade Center's Twin Towers. New York, Aug. 7, 1974. (AP Photo/Alan Welner).

Dawn Kasper

Dawn Kasper

  When I was a kid my grandmother took me to visit her hundred-year-old aunt in a nursing home in Phoenix, Arizona. I was hopelessly bored for several days. Wandering …

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Circus

Circus

I always wonder what to say when people ask me about the Circus of Books. My brothers and I enjoy sending each other Yelp reviews of my parents’ business. Like …

Rachel Mason and Little Band of Sailors performing for ESP TV.

Organs in the Snow

Organs in the Snow

Several months ago, I was invited to perform at an event organized by Scott Kiernan. I didn’t fully know what it was, but it had something to do with a …