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31 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Sonja Teszler is a Hungarian curator and musician based in London who relishes in working collaboratively between art and music. Sonja is also the co-Director of Wells Projects, an arts space in a former Victorian bar called the Artesian Wells in Wandsworth that is also a guardianship. She has worked and collaborated with Unit 31, a music collective that used to be based in Limehouse but is now looking for new quarters in addition to a grass-roots arts collective called Globe Gallery Grabowsee based in the outskirts in Berlin. Hear Sonja discuss the power of collaboration, bringing together crowds from various creative industries, the unfortunate reality of the imposter syndrome and the difficulties of sustaining an arts space in London. Tracklist: Iain Woods – Young Wild Things Magna Cum Laude – Videki sanzon Johannes Brahms – OP. 36 String Sextet No. 2 in G Major Bobby Womack – California Dreamin’ Tom Jones – She’s A Lady
32 minutes | Apr 11, 2019
Adonis Archontides (b. 1991) is a Cypriot artist whose work and research explores the construction of the self, truth and memory. An avid gamer and comic book enthusiast, Archontides has lived vicariously through the life of hundreds of fictional characters from a very young age. The artist's most recent project utilises The Sims games engine to spawn various selves who are also operating as artists within the art world. These Adonises illustrate the shortcomings and vices of artistic production, the art market and self realisation in a post capitalist and imminently post-physical society. Adonis and Adonis have solo exhibited at Seventeen (New Year, New You, 2019), on his personal account on Instagram (#instagramresidency, 2018) and more recently at DriveDrive's TestDrive platform (Emotional Sculptures, 2019). Archontides has also participated in group shows (amongst others) at NiMAC (The Presence of Absence, or the Catastrophe Theory, 2018), S:2F2 (Share IRL Phase 2: The Anxiety Primer, 2018), Garage (Ecstatic Textures, 2017), Bank of Cyprus Cultural Centre (Rooms to Contemplate, 2017), Salone degli Incanti, Trieste (Imago Mundi: Join The Dots, 2018) and Uqbar Project Space, Berlin (Dig Where You Stand, 2016). Hear Adonis talk about his fascination with video games, why he considers the medium of video games to be useful within an artistic context, the notion of living in a simulation and how the other Adonis begins to suspect his state within the simulation. Tracklist: The Longest Journey - Main Menu Theme The Last of Us - All Gone (Aftermath) Hiroshi Yoshimura - Blink The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild - Riding Kingdrom Hearts - Dearly Beloved (Original Version) Portico Quartet - Prickly Pear Tour de Japon - Main Theme from Final Fantasy VII Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow - Pallet Town Theme
31 minutes | Mar 2, 2019
Ben Stephenson is a London based artist exploring the aesthetics of sexuality, intimacy and masculinity through the framework of painting and sculpture. Ben's work engages classicism as a motif for unravelling fragmented and voyeuristic narratives of the body, specifically limbs, and its communication with other parts. Ben graduated from Wimbledon College in 2014 and was shortlisted for the Jerwood Artist bursary in 2017. Hear Ben talk about his process of making, erasing and remaking that develops his relationship with art historical Canons related to the Neoclassical reimagining that relationship to contemporary life and society. Tracklist: Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place Arthur Russell - That's Us/Wild Combination Hadouk Trio - Lomsha Bill Callahan - Small Plane Loudon Wainwright III - Say That You Love Me (Live)
33 minutes | Nov 3, 2018
Agnes Bakucz Canario
Agnes Bakucz Canario is a Portuguese/Hungarian movement artist based in London who works is often multidisciplinary and collaborative. Agnes’ work focuses on searching for tenderness and flows with regards to human relationships, flows, money, borders and water. Having lived and worked in four different waterborne cities (Lisbon, Budapest, Inverness and London) has made water, as a source, incredibly important to Agnes’ being and practice, using it as a means to connecting to spaces and the people that inhabit it. Agnes has previously performed Isabel Lewis’ ‘Occassions’ at the Tate Modern (Tanks), Bouchra Ouizguen’s ‘Corbeaux’ the Tate Modern and more recently, Hagit Yakira’s ‘If One Keeps Walking’ at Trinity Laban. Hear Agnes talk about the different processes of performance through working intimately with people in underground bunkers as well as how their own process of choreography develops with the passing of time and their deep connection to music that drives their creativity forward. Tracklist: Amália Rodrigues - Gaivota Conan Osiris - Celulitite Nirvana - Something in the Way Chopin - Nocturne in C Sharp Minor, Op.27, No.1 Dan Bodan - Dp
25 minutes | Apr 28, 2018
Degenerate Space are an art collective formed by artists Alice Ashton, Molly Irwin Clark and Rosa Irwin Clark in London, UK. Degenerate Space makes site-specific, participatory performance and installation work around issues of place, architecture, environment and identity especially regarding the shifting landscape of London. A project to note in particular was their work with the residents around Cressingham Gardens in Tulse Hill titled ‘The Smallness Inside the Bigness: Changing visions on Cressingham Gardens’ – a site responsive, interactive performance walk as part of the London Festival of Architecture and Antiuniversity Now Festival. Hear the trio discuss firsthand the formation of the collective, their quirks, their processes of investigation, their boundaries/limits with one another and why Nicki Minaj's 'Superbass' is so important to them! Submissions are now open for their newest project, "Solus and the City". Solus and the City is a project consisting of the construction of a small 'Solitude Shed' – a structure based on rural mountain bothies built on an urban site in London. Accompanying the structure will be a collection of material written from female perspectives exploring themes of solitude, sanctuary, stability and individuality. You may reach them at https://degeneratespace.wixsite.com/degeneratespace or just email email@example.com Tracklist: Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Complainte Pour Ste Catherine Richard M. Sherman / Robert B. Sherman & Don Ralke – No Dogs Allowed London Road Company & Band – London Road in Bloom Nicki Minaj – Super Bass Barbara Dane & The Chambers Brothers – Isn't It Nice Višković Vanda I Kirac Rina – Oj Divojko Ča Si Lipa ps. the final couple of minutes from the recording are missing due to some minor technical issues - apologies!
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