In November 2010, one small seed TV met up with Roger Ballen for an enlightening one-on-one. Here we found out more about his time spent at the Boarding House, and took a closer look at his photographs. Three photographs that Roger Ballen discusses in this onesmallseed TV exclusive are ‘Pathos’ (2005), ‘Mimicry’ (2005) and ‘The Boarding House’ (2008). Part-comical, part-theatrical and ultimately impenetrable, Boarding House showcases images that provoke and make us question everything we see. Roger Ballen cultivates some highly compelling conversation about the blur between fiction and reality, and how it is represented and then interpreted. Discover what he had to say in this captivating one small seed team in this exclusive.
Sunday May 2nd was one of the most fun events we’ve been a part of in a long time – the LA debut of punk rock supergroup OFF! at the 6th St Warehouse in downtown LA. OFF! is Keith Morris, Dimitri Coats, Steven McDonald and Mario Rubalcaba – with legendary artist Raymond Pettibon serving as the honorary 5th member of the band.
We headed up the day before to help set up and witness Raymond painting two pieces for an installation in the space that were complemented by a dozen posters of his work wheat-pasted on the walls.