ARTHUR KING is a Los Angeles based collective creating experimental music and visual art performances in unique spaces and places. ARTHUR KING PRESENTS is an ongoing experimental album series featuring an array of artists pushing personal boundaries and creating extraordinary genre-bending compositions. Musicians are partnered with visual artists to create a unique visual interpretation of each piece. ARTHUR KING - CHANGING LANDSCAPES (WAUTERS FARM)In the Wauters Farm installment of their Changing Landscapes series, art collective Arthur King travels to a small family farm in rural Iowa in order to gather audio and video field recordings and reuse them creatively in a large-scale improvisational visual art and music performance within the same setting. These musical and visual experiments incorporate an artistic methodology that aims to create a deeper connection to our surroundings and ourselves. Our Wauters Farm documentary short is premiering at Sao Paulo International Film Festival later this month. ARTHUR KING PRESENTS: RANDY RANDALL - SOUND FIELD VOLUME 1 Sound Field Vol 1 is an album and visual art piece containing a series of ambient musical compositions created by Grammy nominated composer, songwriter, and No Age guitarist Randy Randall and visual artist Aaron Farley. Inspired by California’s I-10 highway, from the desert sunrise in Palm Springs to the dense traffic of Downtown LA and the sunset at the Santa Monica Pier. The album and visual artwork takes listeners on a journey through the various landscapes along the route.
ARTHUR KING PRESENTS: JASON LYTLE - NYLONANDJUNONYLONANDJUNO is an experimental album and visual art piece by Grandaddy founder/songwriter/producer Jason Lytle and creative collective Mind Palace. The album was created exclusively from one analog synthesizer and one nylon-string acoustic guitar, the restriction providing Lytle with a minimalist compositional piece he describes as “oddly refreshing”, allowing him to concentrate on going deep to achieve certain feelings based on song titles and subject matter. The results evoke both futurism and intimacy. Inspired by the nature element of Nylon and the synthetic aspects of Juno, and using handmade miniatures Mind Palace created an accompanying short films based on the themes of the compositions. Music from all three projects is available via Dangerbird Records
In the summer of 2017, photographer Robbie Lawrence traveled to Freetown, Sierra Leone, to document the challenges arising from poor reproductive health care. Photos from Robbie’s trip are now collected in the book, Portraits de Villes Freetown.
On the 12th of June, 21 prints in limited edition were presented at 98 Orchard St in New York City. Curated with the support of Jennifer Pastore, Executive Photo Director of WSJ Magazine, these prints were sold for the benefit of Friends of UNFPA, in support of efforts towards family planning in Sierra Leone.
A photo exhibition titled Untitled 01, featuring work from Ryan Allan, Cheryl Dunn, Jonathan Mehring, Andrew Peters, Giovanni Reda, Paul Garrrrr, Rafael Rios, Lele Saveri, and more.