Photo: Matthew Leifheit
The Philadelphia Tapes Part II: Alex Da Corte. It was a real treat during my trip to Philly to have the opportunity to swing by Alex Da Corte’s studio and record an episode. He’s one of the sweetest and hardworking artists out there. On this episode, we talked about fear, his intense love of books, the time he stalked his family in New Jersey as Michael Myers from “Halloween,” his recent solo exhibition called C-A-T Spells Murder at Karma in NYC, what it’s like to be pen pals with painter Sam McKinniss, collaboration as a matter-of-fact, the history of the Easternsports exhibition he produced with Jayson Musson at ICA Philadelphia, directing a Dev Hynes music video-turned-Gap-ad, making art without knowing what you’re doing or even what it’s about, why video art is so difficult, and why every single thing that he makes is really just a bong. The outro music is “Familiar Patterns” by Toronto punk band PUP from a session at the Great Hall.