Audience Participation
with Amy Khoshbin

November 21st, 2019

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Artist and politician Amy Khoshbin and I talk for a long, long time about her early experiences working with Laurie Anderson, her upcoming show, experiencing death and loss, and her run for city council in 2021.

Content warning: Death and dying. Some listeners may wish to skip the second half of the podcast from around 1 hour 05 minutes.

Show Notes

Amy Khoshbin
Bahai Faith
The fearless Amy Khoshbin! City Council 2021 in District 38
Solo show GHOSTS at project for empty space about Dad’s death
Engaging people with gun violence talk while they get a tattoo
What is the opposite of a weapon?
Ursula K Le Guin
First tools that humans used were containers
Being containers for one another
Slacker moment
Fallow Time
Austin, Texas
Sierra Nevada College, MFA
Low Res

Russell Dudley Julia Schwadron
NYU MFA in Convergent Media
Laurie Anderson, Delusion
Sandy Stone
Hal Hartley
Red Burns
Karen Finley
Jillian Steinhauer
The Yes Men
A Pressing Conference at Spring/Break Art Fair
Political meditations
District 38
Carlos Menchaca
I am Adobe video
Jessica Gardner, cinematographer


1. Portrait courtesy the artist’s website

Stills from Hellcome to Synergy, Video, 2019

5-6. Tiny Scissors Tattoo Parlor, flash pages, 2019-ongoing

7-10. Opposite of a Weapon, Drawing / Ceramic Sculpture / Screen Print, 2018-ongoing
Screen Print: 40" x 36", Drawings: 11" x 14", Ceramic Sculptures: 4" tall

11-13. You Never Know, Performance, 2018. With performers Laurie Berg & Zavè Martohardjono, on 6/23/18 at The Whitney Museum of American Art.