Dennis Spielman

The real and imaginative adventures of Dennis Spielman

Claudia Cisneros: La casa que nos inventamos

From the La casa que nos inventamos exhibition at Oklahoma Contemary, this interview features artist Claudia Cisneros, whose Economía del lenguaje is on view in Oklahoma Contemporary’s Creative Lounge.

In Cruz roja, artist Claudia Cisneros explored language and meaning using objects connected to the culture of Guadalajara. The performance played out as a game in which women moved and transformed elements of Cisneros’ installation in La casa que nos inventamos. The results meditated on the female body and productivity, as well as relationships between humans and information. Cisneros’ performance was featured twice during opening celebrations for La casa.

La casa que nos inventamos runs through Jan. 9, 2023. Admission is always free. More info at okcontemp.org.

The Shows Start Now!

I am happy to announce the soft launch of the new The Show Starts Now Studios website and streaming service! I’ve filmed many stories throughout the years, and having a single place for everything was my next move. I’m in the soft launch phase, as I’m still reviewing my archives and enhancing content such as my shows, Tales Unveiled and Yes! Science!

Brand new are the first episodes of Take A Bite with Phi and Visiting Haunts. Phi Nguyen hosts the new food travel show as she goes behind the scenes at restaurants to encourage people to take a bite of something new. In Visiting Haunts, author Jeff Provine tours haunted places people are allowed to visit.

My documentary on the candy dystopian art experience, Sugar High, is also new and can be found under the second season of my new project, Archiving Contemporary Art. The first season will contain select art stories from the archives of Uncovering Oklahoma while starting the second season contains new content. Keep in mind I am going through my archives still for this first season, but I did put up my story on the Plaza Walls.

Once I get Tales Unveiled and Yes! Science! uploaded, I’m going to start spreading the word hard. I have more episodes of several shows in my queue to be edited. I plan to have an iPhone/Android app once I have enough subscribers to afford the expansion.

There’s so much for me to talk about with The Show Starts Now Studios. I will start doing live audience shows again, as I did in 2019, before COVID. I got some fun partnerships and creative experiences in the works. More new shows next year, but now I have to get back to work. 😎

I’d love for you to check out the service and let me know what you want to see more of that fits our mission. I’m offering a 14-day free trial, so start your show now!

Viviana Kuri: La casa que nos inventamos

A majority of the artists and the curator for La casa que nos inventamos: Contemporary Art From Guadalajara visited Oklahoma City and Oklahoma Contemporary for the opening of this nation-spanning exhibition. I worked with Oklahoma Contemporary to record and edit the interviews.

Over the run of the exhibition, the gallery will share the conversations about La casa, Guadalajara, and cultivating creative communities. You’ll find them on their YouTube and their blog at okcontemp.org/NewLight. This interview features La casa curator Viviana Kuri, director and chief curator of the Museo de Arte de Zapopan (MAZ) in Guadalajara.

La casa que nos inventamos is on view through Jan. 9, 2023. Admission is always free. More info at okcontemp.org.

Pillar Scientific Supply at Project 3810

For October’s Project 3810 tenant profile, I visited with Kelly McCord as she shared her entrepreneurial journey with Pillar Scientific Supply and how Project 3810 has helped with her dream.

A side note: I will partner with Pillar Scientific Supply for the next season of Yes! Science!

Take A Bite and Visiting Haunts: Premiere at Rodeo Cinema

Join me for the world premiere watch party of the first episodes of Take A Bite with Phi and Visiting Haunts. The show starts on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 6 pm at Rodeo Cinema in the Stockyard City district of Oklahoma City.

Beginning with Visiting Haunts, author Jeff Provine leads viewers on a tour of The Overholser Mansion and The Paramount Building for spooky places people can visit. Then in Take A Bite with Phi, Phi Nguyen travels to Cafe Kacao and Ma Der Lao to learn how their family has influenced their dishes. Both series are part of The Show Starts Now Studios, Oklahoma’s first creator-owned streaming service dedicated to adding adventure to people’s lives.

Tickets are $5 and can be gotten at www.rodeocinema.org

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