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Welcome to MOCRA Voices, the podcast of the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA). MOCRA Voices brings you conversations with thinkers and practitioners at the intersection of contemporary art, religion, and spirituality. Go in-depth with artists, scholars, theologians, religious leaders, and others who are engaged in the ongoing dialogue between visual art and the religious and spiritual dimensions. Be sure to check out our Vimeo channel, too.
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Episode 24, Part 2: artway of thinking / Geographica Schema
How do you know if you're an artist? Mainly people would reflexively say they are not, since they cannot draw or paint or sculpt. But in this two-part episode, we hear from several people who have a more expansive understanding of what makes an artist. Their focus isn't on what is produced, but on the act of art making itself, and the cultivation of an artistic methodology. In Part 1, St. Louis-based artist, author, and educator Con Christeson interviews Federica Thiene. Thiene is an artist based in Italy and co-founder of artway of thinking, a non-profit organization with the aim of researching collective creative processes, where the artist enters actively into the process of social change. Together they explore the origins and scope of artway and what it means to work within a co-creation methodology. Part 2 brings Christeson together with fellow St. Louis artist Tom Brady and MOCRA Assistant Director David Brinker in a conversation about the development of an artistic practice and its role in the community. They reflect on their shared their experiences with Geographica Schema, a project spearheaded by Christeson to introduce artway concepts to artists and others in St. Louis. Listen to Part 1 of the conversation here. Visit the MOCRA Voices website to learn more about Con Christeson, Federica Thiene, and Tom Brady, and to explore a Listening Guide to the interview. Recording Engineer and Editor: Mike Schrand Host: Linda Kennedy Theme and Incidental Music: Stephen James Neale Producer: David Brinker Original release date: 5/25/2017 This episode was made possible with financial support from the Regional Arts Commission.
Rated 4 out of
Off to a great start!
The host of the show has a rather pleasant voice. It would be nice if she introduced herself so as to create more of a relationship with the audience though. Having said that, the tone of the show is rather accessible and conversational nonetheless, so listening to the show is like sitting around the kitchen table or at a coffee shop with a friend or two.
I also liked that this episode, at least,was presented in a way where I could stop and come back feeling like I hadn't missed a beat. 43 minutes in this day and age is something of a commitment. What's more, the subject of art can get pretty heady, so it is nice to absorb and reflect the content of the show without feeling overwhelmed.
Date published: 2014-08-01