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Points of Entry
42 minutes | Nov 3, 2022
Hettie Judah : “Artists often feel they need to hide their parenthood from the art world.”
In this episode, host Katie Kheriji-Watts speaks with Hettie Judah, a journalist and critic based in London who’s authored a new book: How Not to Exclude Artist Mothers (and Other Parents). They talk about how discrimination against parenthood in the arts is an international issue, what artists with care-taking responsibilities might need when they travel for their work, and what cultural organisations could do to be more parent-friendly. This episode was commissioned by On the Move, produced with the support of the French Ministry of Culture, and edited by Émilie Wadelle. We have created a transcript of this episode and a written translation in French. mentioned in this episode : · guidelines for institutions and residencies at artist-parents.com · the 2019 Freelands Foundation study on the representation of female artists in Britain· Industria’s project for increasing pay transparency in publicly-funded arts institutions in the UK On the Move is compiling a list of international resources on the intersection of parenthood and mobility across all creative disciplines. Points of Entry can be found online at pointsofentry.com instagram.com/pointsofentry special thanks : Marie Le SourdWould you consider subscribing and sharing this podcast with someone else ? It’s one of the best ways to help support this project. Thanks !
44 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Ogutu Muraya : “Absence as protest”
In this episode, host Katie Kheriji-Watts speaks with Ogutu Muraya, a Nairobi-based writer and a theatre maker whose artistic work focuses on orature and the politics of memory. They talk about internal and external mobility, the challenges of maintaining mental wellness during the creative process, epistemicide as an (often) unacknowledged legacy of colonial history, and why he decided to stop participating in the European Union’s “undeniably discriminatory visa system.” This episode was commissioned by the National Arts Festival in South Africa and produced with support from the French Institute of South Africamentioned in this episode : the National Arts Festival in South Africa the Kenyan literary organisation Kwani? Ogutu’s writings about his experiences in Europe : "How do you observe a stone that is about to strike you ?" "I am multitudes"Ogutu’s performance “Fractured Memory” Points of Entry can be found online at pointsofentry.cominstagram.com/pointsofentryspecial thanks: Rucera SeethalIf you enjoyed this episode, would you please consider subscribing, rating, or leaving a review ? It takes less than one minute and it really makes a difference for independent productions like this one. Thanks !
38 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Christophe Meierhans : “Art is not the default way of doing things for me anymore”
In this episode, host Katie Kheriji-Watts speaks with Brussels-based, participatory theatre maker Christophe Meierhans about money, radical trust, the ideology of individualism in the art world, being freaked out about the future, and why he paused his personal creative practice for more than a year to fully devote himself to the international civil disobedience movement Extinction Rebellion (XR). mentioned in this episode : A Hundred Wars to World Peace (2015) https://www.hiros.be/en/projects/detail/verein-zur-aufhebung-des-notwendigen---a-hundred-wars-to-world-peace Trials of Money (2018) https://www.hiros.be/en/projects/detail/trials-of-money A call to artists to leap off the stage (Etcetera, Sep. 2020) https://e-tcetera.be/a-call-to-artists-to-leap-off-the-stage Kaai Theatre (Brussels) - “How to Be Many ?” https://www.kaaitheater.be/en/articles/how-to-be-many Extinction Rebellion (XR) https://rebellion.global Time For Answers (2020), made with Ant Hampton https://1000scores.com/portfolio-items/ant-hampton-christophe-meierhans-time-for-answers Points of Entry can be found online at : http://www.pointsofentry.com https://www.instagram.com/pointsofentry If you enjoyed this episode, would you please consider subscribing, rating, or leaving a review ? It takes less than a minute and really makes a difference for independent productions like this one. Thanks !
41 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Françoise Vergès : “The art world thinks of itself as progressive, but there are structural problems"
In this episode, host Katie Kheriji-Watts speaks with Françoise Vergès - co-founder and president of the Paris-based collective Décoloniser les Arts - about her life at the intersection of art, activism and scholarship. They talk about her formative early years in Réunion and Algeria, the fight against racism and misogyny in the French cultural sector, and the complex politics of (in)visibility. mentioned in this episode : Françoise Vergès on Twitter & Facebook https://twitter.com/phamthikanghttps://www.facebook.com/francoise.verges Décoloniser les Arts on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/decoloniserlesarts Décolonisons les Arts - 2018 book (in French) https://www.arche-editeur.com/livre/decolonisons-les-arts-638 Voix/Voies entravées - 2020 book (in French) http://www.editionskime.fr/publications/n-54-voix-voies-entravees-percees-emancipatrices Points of Entry can be found online at : http://www.pointsofentry.com https://www.instagram.com/pointsofentry if you enjoyed this episode, would you please consider subscribing, rating, or leaving a review ? it takes less than a minute and really makes a difference for independent productions like this one. thanks !
50 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
Lucy Neal : “Artists are foundational to the systemic change needed in every sphere of our lives”
In this episode, host Katie Kheriji-Watts speaks with London International Festival of Theatre co-founder Lucy Neal about the moral and social responsibility of art in a world inalterably changed by the burning of fossil fuels, about what climate justice could mean for internationally-focused arts organisations in wealthy countries, and about why the culture sector should publicly declare that we’re in an ecological emergency. mentioned in this episode : Lucy Neal http://www.lucyneal.co.uk LIFT https://www.liftfestival.com Transition https://transitionnetwork.org Playing for Time: Making Art as if the World Mattered https://www.oberonbooks.com/playing-for-time.html Culture Declares Emergency https://www.culturedeclares.org Points of Entry can be found online at : http://www.pointsofentry.com https://www.instagram.com/pointsofentry if you enjoyed this episode, would you please consider subscribing, rating, or leaving a review ? it takes less than a minute and really makes a difference for independent productions like this one. thanks !
42 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Michelle Millar Fisher : “What would it mean to plant and sow things outside our institutions ?”
In this episode, host Katie Kheriji-Watts speaks with Michelle Millar Fisher, a Scotland-born design curator and co-founder of the grassroots collective Art + Museum Transparency. They talk about her experience working in the USA, her independent projects on the social histories of design for women, her outspokenness against unjust labor practices in museums, and her perspective on what cultural organisations should be focusing on during a global public health crisis. mentioned in this episode : Michelle Millar Fisherhttps://michellemillarfisher.com https://www.instagram.com/michellemillarfisherArt + Museum Transparencyhttps://twitter.com/AMTransparency Designing Motherhoodhttps://www.instagram.com/designingmotherhood “Why are museums so plutocratic, and what can we do about it ?” : Andrea Fraser discusses how to radically reshape the power structures of museums today - Frieze https://frieze.com/article/why-are-museums-so-plutocratic-and-what-can-we-do-about-it "I Will What I Want: Women, Design and Empowerment" (exhibition) https://michellemillarfisher.com/2017/04/10/i-will-what-i-want-women-design-and-empowerment-april-8-23Kimberly Drew's keynote talk at the American Alliance of Museums’ 2019 annual meeting https://www.aam-us.org/2019/05/28/aam2019-keynote-kimberly-drew POWarts Salary Surveyhttps://www.powarts.org/salarysurvey the 2015 union-lead staff protests at MoMA https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2015/06/moma-garden-party-drowned-out-by-staff-protest.htmlMamava pod for breastfeedinghttps://www.mamava.comPoints of Entry can be found online at : http://www.pointsofentry.comhttps://www.instagram.com/pointsofentryif you enjoyed this episode, would you please consider subscribing, rating, or leaving a review ? it takes less than a minute and really makes a difference for independent productions like this one. thanks !
52 minutes | May 7, 2020
Mallika Taneja : "Taking risks can lead to beautiful things"
In this episode, host Katie Kheriji-Watts speaks with Mallika Taneja, a theatre maker and independent artist from New Delhi. They talk about how trauma has informed her work, the importance of walking to her artistic practice, the various ways she’s created in and with community, and why she doesn’t consider herself an activist. follow Mallika and her work : https://www.instagram.com/goodgirlfromgoodfamily the Zanana Ensemble viral video : https://www.thequint.com/news/india/hawaon-mein-jawaab-milega-zanana-ensemble-viral-musical-protest-shaheen-bagha to learn more about the recent anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests & communal violence in India : https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/world/asia/india-citizenship-protests.html Points of Entry can be found online at : http://www.pointsofentry.com https://www.instagram.com/pointsofentry special thanks : Meghna Singh Bhadauria if you enjoyed this episode, would you please consider subscribing, rating or leaving a review ? it takes less than a minute and really makes a difference for independent productions like this one. thanks !
46 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
Andy Horwitz : “Don’t wait for money and don’t wait for permission”
In this inaugural “Points of Entry” episode, host Katie Kheriji-Watts speaks with culturebot.org founder Andy Horwitz about economic shame and labor advocacy in the arts world, the intersection of counterculture and online technology, the patience required to effect change in large institutions and what it’s like to experience parenthood for the first time at the age of 50. mentioned in this episode : Andy Horwitz http://www.andyhorwitz.com “The Future, Revisited: ‘The Mother of All Demos’ at 50” - LA Review of Books https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-future-revisited-the-mother-of-all-demos-at-50 The Brooklyn Commune https://brooklyncommune.org Culturebot https://www.culturebot.org follow Points of Entry : http://www.pointsofentry.com https://www.instagram.com/pointsofentry special thanks : Solene de Bony, Fabrice Allain, Gabriel Nazoa, Zied Kheriji
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