Episode 76: Rodney Graham/ Polvo

February 12, 2007 · Print This Article

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Canadian superstar Rodney Graham joins us. Duncan, Meg and Richard talk to the man that turned driving around on your bicycle on acid in to an art form. I was genius at 18 and I had no idea!!! Jeepers.

Next, Mike Benedetto reviews a touching and timely story of our nation in conflict. I cried through the whole 30 seconds (plus bonus seconds)

THEN, We talk to members of the Polvo team, Elvia Rodriguez-Ochoa and Miguel Cortez (who didn’t really say anything but was there none-the-less). They give us the scoop on Polvo, Pilsen and why their space is so damn cool.

Watch this space: Bad at Sports will soon be declaring complete and utter war on a local institution. Not to be missed.

Rodney Graham
Black Sabbath
Pink Floyd
David Munrow
Matteo da Perugia
Sherrie Levine
Jeff Wall
Stan Douglas
Ian Wallace
Ken Lum
Roy Arden
Marty Robbins
Zabriskie Point
Girl Can’t Help It
Julie London
Team America: World Police
Trey Parker
Matt Stone
Kim Jong Il
Film Actors Guild
Elvia Rodriguez-Ochoa
Miguel Cortez
Jesus Macarena-Avila
Tracey Rose
Columbia College Chicago
Pilsen Open Studios
Pilsen East/Chicago Arts District
John Podmajersky
Mario Castillo
Pros Arts Studio
Chicago 25th Ward
Chicago’s 1st Ward
Hinky Dink Kenna and Bathhouse John
187: With Or Without You
Pilsen (history)
Low Rider Show
Amanda Gutierrez + Mónica Herrera
ayanna jolivet mccloud
Juan Compean
Amy Mall
Lindsay Obermeyer
Silvia Malagrino
Michael Capapas
Michael Piazza
Elizam Escobar
Carlos Cortez
Erica Lord + Gabriel Vega
Jeff Abell
Nana Shineflug
Edra Soto
Chris Silva
Chuck D
Guillermo Gómez-Peña
Coco Fusco
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18 thoughts on “Episode 76: Rodney Graham/ Polvo”

  1. Richard says:

    Rodney Graham people! Canadian Superstar!!! Duncan nearly wet himself with excitement.

    Also, war is brewing…

  2. The Pro America Lobby says:

    Fuck Yeah.

  3. coyle says:

    any thoughts, predictions or possible explanations as to what institution will feel the wrath of BAS as mentioned on the blurb for show 76??

  4. Balzac says:

    There are so many that deserve the wrath of bad at sports.



    An Artist???

    they don’t seem to go after individuals generally and are seemingly not a mean spirited bunch (I mean c’mon one of them is from Canada), so I am intrested to see who they are declaring war on.

  5. Balzac says:

    So did Duncan go and get a haircut? We want pictures.

  6. coyle says:

    yeah me too. who’s gonna get it fellas?

  7. Personally, I want you to get Dubya to mount and attack on Switzerland. If he knows where it is. And search for Chocolates of Mass Destruction.

  8. Steve Hamann says:

    Is BAS mounting a war on the dude that is sueing them?

    Mark-I doubt Dubya knows where Switzerland is. I’m not sure where it is. Good old American educational system.

    Mike- Why no comment on the super graphic puppet on puppet sex action? Even more graphic on DVD. Mmmmm, puppet action. I’m thinking about Kermit and Ms. Piggy…

    If Rodney Graham is famous for riding his bike on LSD, Richard can become more famous-er by driving his truck on LSD while doing the intro/outro.

  9. Richard says:

    Who says I wasn’t!

  10. Bawl Szahq says:

    Holy Sh*t has the discussion here gotten boring. Rodney Graham, who saw this show???

    I think his stuff is funny, but I have a really hard time thinking it is important, it seems like watered down, fluffy fluxus work.

    Bowl Shack

  11. BalZie — I met Graham persoanlly here a couple of times, saw all his work practically up till then . He is a nice guy. High cost productions. But I agree totally with your summation. Seems like cotton-candy versions of Fluxus. Exactly what the Video art curators want.

    (Oh my gosh, I’m not only being civil, but I agree completely with you. Oops.)

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  13. Bawl Szahq says:

    I will give Graham credit though, he seems to be having a swell time and my BS detector might be trumped by my loathing of all things angst. So who am I to pee in his cornflakes, good for him!


    dudes— take away the “/” forward slash from the links and then they will load properly.


  15. And what RG DOES do, he does technically excellently — which I find praiseworthy, especially when currently there is so much shoddy chic.

  16. katie sehr says:

    okay so on the other site, it comes early on sunday …. but then on i tunes it takes twenty four hours? interesting. anyway thanks so much guys!


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  18. Richard says:

    Works, spammer.

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