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Experimenting

Spark follows contemporary experimental dance troupe Kunst-Stoff as they attempt to understand sightlessness in a new piece that keeps changing up to the last minute.

Then go on a drive with John Chiara, who takes photography to an interesting limit by using a large-scale camera that has to be towed to and from locations.

And go to the studio of legendary sound duo Matmos while they create a new work for the LA Museum of Natural History.

Finally, meet Ala Ebtekar, who explores identity by blending hip-hop imagery with Iranian images.

[Original air date: Wed, May 03, 2006]

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Featured Profiles:

John Chiara

Super-size it with photographer John Chiara, whose camera is so large that he has to tow it on a flatbed trailer.

Kunst-Stoff

Follow experimental dance troupe Kunst-Stoff as they undergo the unpredictable and revealing process of creating new work.

Matmos

Find out how sound duo Matmos create their unique sound environments -- you may be surprised.

Ala Ebtekar

Explore identity with Ala Ebtekar who blends hip hop imagery with Iranian images.

Spark Video Player

Please note that not all of the Spark video segments are included on this playlist. We are adding more weekly, but many more are available individually on corresponding artist profile pages. To find more videos, search the Artist Profiles directory.

Acknowledgments

Major funding for Spark is provided by by Diane B. Wilsey. Additional funding is provided by the George Frederick Jewett Foundation, Helen Sarah Steyer, and Gretchen Kimball.

Spark is a production of KQED.

Spark airs on KQED 9 on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Repeat broadcasts can be seen throughout the week on KQED.

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