Episode 78: OPENPORT and CAA reviewed

February 25, 2007 · Print This Article

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This week on Bad at Sports: Duncan and Amanda talk to the fine folks in charge of OPENPORT: Realtime Performance, Sound, & Language curated by Nathan Butler, Mark Jeffery, Judd Morrissey, and Lori Talley.

THE SQUARE DANCE EVENT IS THIS SATURDAY!!! BE THERE OR ….well… you get the idea.

Also, we wonder why Edward Lifson has negative feelings towards us???

Next, Brian Andrews on collecting praise and drinking.

Then, Richard talks to Interviewees, Interviewers, Anthony Burton, Aris Georgiades, and ex-pat John Wanzel on CAA, NYC and BS, OK!

Finally, Steve Albini is giant of consciousness. Bow before him.

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Episode 77: Jose Lerma & book talk!

February 18, 2007 · Print This Article

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This week: Duncan and Amanda talk to Jose Lerma about painting, art, and the Badgers.

Joanna Topor and Terri Griffith cross swords about literature and minotaurs.

Bad at Sports readies for battle.

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Episode 67: Tony Feher and More!

December 10, 2006 · Print This Article

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This week Duncan and Richard talk to Tony Feher about his work and installation at The Suburban in Oak Park. The following is shamelessly lifted from the Worcester Art Museum’s site:

American artist Tony Feher has become a leading voice among his generation of sculptors. Rooted in the legacy of Minimalism, Feher’s understated use of humble, forgettable materials that he finds: bottles, jars, plastic soda crates turns the commonplace and mundane into work that is rich with human emotion and fragile beauty.

Next, Terri and Serena talk to Larry Shure about his blisteringly kick ass project Ultra Local Geography a zine focused on the microcosm.

Then, Christian and Emily talk about the galleries in the East End of London.

Hey, we know you are an opinionated bastard, go post on the Blog www.badatsports.com.

Next week. Miami!

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Flavorpill’s bitesize coverage

October 19, 2006 · Print This Article

Bad at Sports Base Camp @ ThreeWalls

In addition to recasting creative types’ lack of ability (or interest, really) in athletics as an unassailably cool attribute, local artists and podcasters Amanda Browder, Richard Holland, and Duncan MacKenzie of Bad at Sports have galvanized the expansive Chicago art scene with their weekly interviews, reviews, ruminations, and shenanigans. In the first of an experimental series of residencies (Fri 10.20 – Fri 11.24) for “site-less” artists and projects, ThreeWalls gallery hosts the BaS team as it records live interviews with artist Kerry James Marshall, gallerist Rhona Hoffman, and MCA curator Franceso Bonami. The group also moderates salons on Chicago art and its place in the art world at large, kicking off the BaS Book Club with a discussion about Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and exhibiting a “map” of the local art scene, with all its eccentric and interconnected characters.

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BAS on Time Out Chicago

October 19, 2006 · Print This Article

Bad at Sports
Podcasters set up camp at ThreeWalls.
Time Out Chicago / Issue 86: Oct 19–Oct 25, 2006

The nonprofit ThreeWalls has been offering studio space to artists from around the world as part of its residency program since 2004. For the next six weeks, the artists-in-residence will be Bad at Sports, the year-old local art podcast hosted by Richard Holland, Duncan MacKenzie and Amanda Browder.

From their temporary “base camp” in the West Loop, the BASters will host panel discussions, record interviews before a live audience—and cook us pancakes.

For their first event on Friday 20, artists Tony Fitzpatrick, Bill Conger, Phyllis Bramson, and curators Mark Pascale and Gregory Knight will speak to this question: What the heck do you mean “Chicago art”? It’s what the trio refers to as the “James Yood challenge.” This all goes back to an early program when the Northwestern University art critic was asked if there was a “Chicago art” and responded, in short, that place matters. “It’s the ultimate question,” says Kathryn Born, who joined the group recently and proudly calls herself the “publicist.” BAS is about as grassroots as it gets. Born met cofounder Holland via the art listserv The Other Group. “We’ve been arguing for years,” she says. And Browder stumbled into BAS during an art stroll. “Amanda was walking down a street in the West Loop while Richard and Duncan were recording.”

The first live recording will be with artist Kerry James Marshall on Tuesday 24 at 7pm. Gallerist Rhona Hoffman will be November 7; curator Francesco Bonami will be on November 21. The pancake breakfast on October 28 at 10:30am is circled on our calendar.—Ruth Lopez

ThreeWalls is at 119 N Peoria St between Randolph Ave and Washington Blvd. For the complete schedule of BAS events, check out www.badatsports.com or www.three-walls.org.