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60 minutes | a day ago
Artist, Curator, Danyang Zhao
Season 3: Episode 8 Chinese artist and curator Danyang Zhao talks about her work, collecting memories across time. This season I am talking to artists about their first solo. I met Danyang in 2020 and saw her audio work, Personal Memory in 1989. She had interviewed Chinese people of different ages and backgrounds about their memory of 1989. Her work reminded me of my recent audio work, and the power of the human voice and human memory. We met up in her publishing house where she and her creative partner create handmade books. There we talked about this project as well as her collaborative curatorial work which also focuses on the themes of freedom and democracy. Danyang’s life and work highlight the human impact of totalitarian policies on memory, family relations, and even one’s freedom to wish. Right now I feel at home in Berlin. But for me, it was a long term to understand Democracy. Freedom. It was just a word in China. But since I moved to Berlin it turned out to be a feeling, a perception, it’s not about the terms in the law or how this society works, it’s more about how this democracy influences the individuals, their behavior. How they feel. How they think. That’s a lot. It’s a long way to perceive it. – Danyang Zhao Listen Here To learn about Danyang’s publishing house visit: Asópo Verlag
58 minutes | 2 months ago
Musician Shasta Ellenbogen
Season 3: Episode 7 Musician Shasta Ellenbogen talks about changing the audience for classical music. This season I am talking to artists about their first solo. Shasta Ellenbogen is a musician, violist and founder of Classical Sundays. I met Shasta in the summer of 2020 at a socially distanced Classical Sunday’s concert at gallery Wiesenberg, in Wedding, Berlin. Shasta has a vision for growing a new audience for classical music. Her approach is experimental, cross cultural, and successful as Classical Sunday’s has reached over 1,000 people and expanded to play in multiple venues across Berlin. We talk about the harsh culture of classical music, Shasta’s journey to find the strength to do her own thing, the challenges of leadership across cultures, and her hope for the future. In the case of having only one rehearsal, the axis is more on trusting each other and getting to a place where you all together are just there and seeing what happens. And relying on the strength of the music itself instead of making it about us and our interpretation. – Shasta Ellenbogen Listen Here Shasta Ellenbogen studied at conservatories in Amsterdam and London, and was professor of viola and theory at the KM Conservatory in Chennai, India. She is based in Berlin where she the Artistic Director and organizer of Classical Sundays, a bi-weekly concert series in Berlin designed to help bring new audiences to classical music. Alongside her career as a soloist and chamber musician, she has worked with several pop artists and is active in experimental and improvised music. She has performed in Canada, across Europe and in Asia. In Berlin she is also a founding member of the Irresistible Wiesenburg Quartet. Shasta believes in the healing power of music. Visit: shastaellenbogen.com Photo credits: Eva Abvril
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Radio Producer Gabi Schaffner
Season 3: Episode 6 Radio producer Gabi Schaffner talks about recording in the field. This season I am talking to artists about their first solo. Gabi Schaffner’s audio and radio works push the boundaries of the formats she works in. She has created vinyl albums based on music she composes from field recordings, and stretched the scope of live radio, from her collaborations, inviting artists to perform live in the garden. This conversation will give you a window into Gabi’s creative process and the imagination that infuses her work. In a way you are invited to step into a reality that is alive, from plants to sneezes, Gabi animates the world around us in a way that is fun, curious and delightful. I don’t think it’s about funding. It’s about creating, or working, or communicating respectfully with your surroundings and with your human fellows. – Gabi Schaffner Listen Here Gabi Schaffner works as an interdisciplinary artist and curator in the field of radio art and visionary documentation. Productions for Deutschlandfunk Kultur in the areas of feature and sound art as well as for Hessischer Rundfunk, BBC, ABC Australia and the international radio art network radia.fm. She has been the co-founder and organizer of Datscha Radio since 2012 and a passionate gardener since 2007. Visit: datscharadio.de Photo credits – Headshot: Tina-Marie Friedrich
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Artist Maria Thereza Alves
Season 3: Episode 5 Artist Maria Thereza Alves’ work bears witness as she investigates particular localities. This season I am talking to artists about their first solo. Brazilian born artist Maria Thereza Alves has been investigating the histories and circumstances of particular locations to bear witness to stories that have been silenced. I first experienced her work at the Botanical Gardens in Berlin where she collaborated with Columbian sound artist Lucrecia Dalt at the CTM sound arts festival, back in February 2020. That work, You Will Go Away One Day But I Will Not, brings the Amazon back to its relative plants in Berlin. Her work makes visible the impacts of an economic practice which fails to view nature as alive: from documenting the intercontinental transportation of seeds to the bringing to life a singular dying mountain in Brazil. In our conversation we spoke about her creative process, how during her time in Mexico she left photography in favor of installation art and painting, and how her work has evolved since moving to Berlin. Listen Here Maria Thereza Alves, (Brazil, 1961) has participated in the Sydney Biennale, Toronto Biennale, Manifesta 12 in Palermo and 7 in Trento, Sao Paulo Biennale (2016 and 2010), Berlin Biennale 8, Sharjah Bienale (2017) and dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012, Taipei Biennale (2012), Guangzhou Triennale 3 and the Second Havana Biennale. She has had a solo exhibit at MUAC in Mexico City and a survey exhibit at CAAC in Seville. Alves is the recipient of the Vera List Prize for Art and Politics 2016-2018. In 1978, as a member of the International Indian Treaty Council, Alves made an official presentation of human rights abuses of the indigenous population of Brazil at the U.N. Human Rights Commission in Geneva. Alves was one of the founding members of the Green Party of Sao Paulo in 1987. Recent books are Recipes for Survival published by University of Texas Press and Thieves and Murderers in Naples: A Brief History on Families, Colonization, Immense Wealth, Land Theft, Art and the Valle de Xico Community Museum in Mexico published by Di Paolo Edizioni. Visit: www.mariatherezaalves.org Photo credits: Nicholas Ash
57 minutes | 4 months ago
Jennifer Bennett, visual artist & author
Season 3: Episode 4 Visual Artist and Author Jennifer Bennett talks about boundaries and otherness. This season I am talking to artists and thinker about the art of listening. Jennifer Bennett works with clay, photography, performance and words. I met Jennifer at a reading of her book, SAVE, which is a genre breaking book that documents her travels from Paris to Copenhagen, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and the US as she examined the ideas of boundaries, otherness, the ways society organizes itself, be it focusing on inclusion or exclusion. Jennifer’s look at boundaries was both personal and prescient as today, ten years after her journey started and 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall there are more walls across national borders than during the cold war. Our conversation touches on the beauty of diversity, the impact of privilege in the ability to become an artist, the care economy and how the pandemic is again highlighting our inability to hold space for different sets of beliefs. Listen Here Jennifer Bennett, was born in 1976 in Schaffhausen / Switzerland and currently lives in Germany. She pursues a conceptual practice in the field of visual art, performance, music and text. Her art deals with questions of balance, the connection between art and life and the dissolution of boundaries. The personal and the handling of different materials play an important role in her work. In 2009, with the help of artist friends, she exhibited her birthday at the Golden Pudel Club in Hamburg, and in 2016 she lived in the Dorothea Schlueter gallery, with sculptures made of ceramics and brass were on view at the same time. Jennifer Bennett is active in various (female) artist groups, has received a number of prizes and grants and has been realizing exhibitions, lectures, performances and concerts in Germany and abroad since 2002. Visit: https://jenniferbennett.net/ SAVE, by Jennifer Bennett, publisher Textem Verlang Mentioned in the Podcast: Manuel DeLanda, author of 1,000 Years of Nonlinear History Thomas Kuhn, Paradigm Adorno, Nichtidentität, non-identity Michel Foucault, Panopticon Peter Weibel, tele society Headshot photo credit: Transmediale The post Jennifer Bennett, visual artist & author appeared first on This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident.
39 minutes | a year ago
Sound Artist Jens-Uwe Dyffort
Season 3: Episode 3 Sound Artist Jens-Uwe Dyffort talks about architecting acoustic space. Sound artist Jens-Uwe Dyffort listens to the architecture of space and along with artist Roswitha von den Driesch, creates spatial audio installations and environmental audio work for galleries and public spaces. The work, through a web of sound that bounces, moves, swells, and circles, brings a new awareness to the places we occupy. In February we met up and spoke about the process of creating spacial audio work. This season I am talking to artists about their first solo. Our conversation started discussing the show I saw in Spandau Citadel and then we went back in time to earlier works and looked at some of the practices of deep listening and experimentation that inform their work today. If you start to hear, or try really to hear and follow what is going on then you start also to hear all the other sounds. And then, ah ha, there is this and then there’s the S-Bahn and then there’s a bird singing in the window, or something like that. That is something that started back then and we tried to follow in our following installations. – Jens-Uwe Dyffort Listen Here Jens-Uwe Dyffort and Roswitha von den Driesch live and work in Berlin. Jens-Uwe Dyffort studied composition at the University of Art Berlin with Franz Martin Olbrisch and Prof. Walter Zimmermann, Diploma and Master of composition. Their sound installations could be heard in London, Plymouth, North Adams, Marseille, Maastricht, Metz, Rom und Berlin, for example 2009 Donaueschinger Musiktage – Festival zeitgenössischer Tonkunst, 2008 Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg and Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt am Main, 2006 Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl and 2001/02 singuhr-hoergalerie in parochial an Visit: dyffort-driesch.de The post Sound Artist Jens-Uwe Dyffort appeared first on This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident.
56 minutes | a year ago
Cultural Worker Mikala Hyldig Dal
Season 3: Episode 2 Artist Mikala Hydig Dal housing politics and radical optimism. Cultural worker, artist, curator and author Mikala Hyldig Dal’s work embodies a deep examination of current global political struggles and echo a call for social justice. Mikala’s first solo, Who’s Afraid, looked at ISIS propaganda videos of 2014 and their relation to iconoclasm, bodies and political role plays. Today she employs radical optimism combined with realism to engage with complex issues like housing politics and gentrification, where increasingly one person’s home is another person’s windfall. I met Mikala on her Utopian Bus Tour, set in the year 2099. It was a bus tour around the Berlin neighborhood of Kreuzberg to places impacted by gentrification to see monuments for the future. Where do I put my IKEA couch and where will it look better? That’s kind of what augmented reality is being used for. And for me, it has a potential that’s much greater. It’s a kind of utopian, futurist technology that we need to assign value to. A value that is actually quite political. – Mikala Hydig Dal Listen Here Mikala Hyldig Dal is an artist, curator and author based in Berlin, Cairo and The Hague. She examines visual cultures through video- and text-based interventions. Many of her works are installations, but also performance, drawing and painting are among her artistic practices. The artist is represented in international exhibitions, e.g. in Martin Gropius Bau Berlin, Cairo Townhouse Gallery, Nikolaj Kunsthal Copenhagen, Fluxfactory New York and Azad Gallery Tehran. Mikala Hyldig Dal is interested in the connections between image production and the destruction of images (iconoclasm), processes of visualization and invisibility, structures of power in the field of the visual. In the words of philosopher Jacques Rancière: Mikala deconstructs “aesthetic regimes” with her artistic works, her curatorial projects and theoretical reflections. – Introduction by Prof. Dr. Linda Hentschel, Institute for Art and Visual History (IKB), Humboldt University Berlin (translated from German) Visit: Mikala Hyldig Dal Website Photo credits: Ali El-Darsa Places and organizations referenced in this episode – in order of appearance: LAUSE: Household collective in Kreuzberg threatend by sale from Taekker TAEKKER: Danish real estate investor who purchased Lause to sell for profit GECEKONDO: Turkish Community Center at Kottbusser Tor, built overnight MOSIREEN VIDEO COLLECTIVE: Egyptian media activist collective formed in 2011 THE AUGMENTED ARCHIVE: A mobile site-specific video archive for public space KUNSTBLOK: Artists and cultural workers, working for a livable and just Berlin city LIEBIG: House-project without cis-men, but all other (a-) gender-identities welcome Book: OPEN/OCCUPY, Open House Flutgraben available online at: Motto Distribution OPEN/OCCUPY The post Cultural Worker Mikala Hyldig Dal appeared first on This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident.
45 minutes | a year ago
Performance Artist Tone Haldrup Lorenzen
Season 3: Episode 1 Performance Artist Tone Haldrup Lorenzen talks about her first solo and overcoming the voice in her head. Many of us have a voice in our head that keeps us from doing our work. Tone Haldrup Lorenzen, a performance artist, director and co-founder of the feminist theater, had such a voice. This season I am talking to artists about their first solo show. Tone shares about overcoming this destructive voice and pushing forward, performing her first solo and shortly after that directing her first theater productions. She shares about learning from the bumps along the way and finding that letting go can allow for the work to come through in unexpected ways. I had a professor once who said you have to say hello to your demons. They keep you on track. “Are you being brave enough? Are you taking enough risk?” But it should push you forward, not stop you. – Tone Haldrup Lorenzen Listen Here Tone Haldrup Lorenzen is a Danish artist working in the expanded field of theatre and performance art presently based in Berlin. Tone is working as freelance director, actor and produces her own work through the international performance-company CuntsCollective, which she co-founded in 2018. Her latest work My Country premiered at The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen has toured in China and will be touring in Europe summer 2020. Tone is currently in production with CuntsCollective next performance AKLL, which will premiere in October 2020. Tone has projects coming up in Zimbabwe, Brazil and New Orleans. She keeps moving towards unknown territories to deconstruct and reshape her perception of the world and society she lives in. She has studied at the interdisciplinary school Performer house and received her Master in Fine Arts at Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre USA (2016) Visit: Cunts Collective Instagram: c_ntscollective Instagram: Tone_Haldr Photo credit: Søren Meisner The post Performance Artist Tone Haldrup Lorenzen appeared first on This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident.
34 minutes | a year ago
Bitter Things Exhibition bi’bak
Season 2: Episode 10 Migration Stories, by Berlin-based bi’bak This season I am talking to artists and thinkers about the art of listening. In this episode, we talk about research-based artistic practice with two members of the bi’bak creative team who produced the exhibition, Bitter Things, Narratives and Memories of Transnational Families. Malve Lippman is the co-founder and co-artistic director of bi’back, Malve was responsible for the exhibition design and along with bi’bak’s co-founder and husband Can Sungu conceived of the project and together, they were responsible for the art direction. Maike Suhr who is also with us today is an Editor and is responsible for Project Development at bi’bak as well as research and editing for Bitter Things. In today’s episode, we speak about the process of finding a story – how a series of conversations led to two years crossing Europe and many layers of legal and personal research to learn about a part of the migration story that has had little academic or media attention. While for a past generation their stories of family separation may have been buried, newer generations share their stories in songs and on YouTube with unpacking videos. The exhibition is currently being shown at the Stadtlabor-Forum Historisches Museum Frankfurt, until April 2020. If you are unable to make the journey, you can check out the book that came out of the research, Bitter Things, at Archive Books. We came to this subject because from time to time we talked to people and they said, ‘In the past in my childhood, I grew up alone in Turkey and my parents went to Germany, first alone, without me to work. And then, later on, I was called back.’ And we didn’t know this. People don’t talk [about this subject] so much about this issue because it’s connected to shame or sometimes it comes with the accusation of the parents. – Malve Lippman Listen Here bi’bak (Turkish: have a look) is a project space based in Berlin, with a focus on transnational narratives, migration, global mobility and their aesthetic dimensions. bi’bak’s programme examines diverse disciplines in art, academics, and community development, including film screenings, exhibitions, workshops as well as music events and culinary excursions. In this interview: Malve Lippmann studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart and at the Institute for Art in Context at the Berlin University of the Arts (MA). She works as a freelance stage and costume designer in the field of opera, performance and drama. In other European countries, Russia and the USA, she was responsible for the design of various performance, art and theater projects. She leads workshops and courses, deals with participation strategies and looks for innovative forms of art education.Since 2014 she leads the intercultural project space bi’bak in Berlin Wedding. Maike Sehr, Project Development / Editor, bi’bak Visit: bi-bak.de Music Videos from the exhibition In the exhibition, Bitter Things, Narratives and Memories of Transnational Families, a television screens a compilation of YouTube videos, songs referencing the experience of parents being separated from their children because of transnational labor practices. Below is a sampling including songs from the Philippines, Romania, and Ukraine. The post Bitter Things Exhibition bi’bak appeared first on This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident.
38 minutes | a year ago
Artist Giò Di Sera
Season 2: Episode 9 Artista Totale Giò Di Sera talks about listening to youth. This season I am talking to artists and thinkers about the art of listening. Today I’m talking to Italian artist, musician, radio host and founder of StreetUniverCity, Giò De Sera, also known as, Don Rispetto. Giò’s radio program, Radio Kanaka International and StreetUniverCity work focuses on bringing context and history of hip hop to the youth of Kreuzberg.The themes he chooses to highlight reflect the needs of that community and their way of experiencing the world. In today’s episode Giò shares some difficult subjects including the impact of bullying or mobbing on the community as well as gentrification and the growth of consumer culture. He also talks about teaching the youth about empowerment and the importance of trusting themselves and the rewards that come from helping the youth to move forward in life. I met Giò at the ARENA, an interactive public sculpture by Benoît Maubrey made up of hundreds of speakers. The event, produced by the Schöneberg gallery, Zwitschermachine, included a screening of the rap video by Rap G, who was present, produced by StreetUniverCity. Watching from the sculpture, I sat next to several of the young local boys who had been running around all day, unable to sit still, who were suddenly silent. Check out the video by Rap G featuring Drob Dyname, Sag Mir. So I don’t say this is our reality, this is our truth. This is the only truth. I just say look, you know this information. This is our version. And for me, it’s this version. But in the end, the listener or young people who are learning from us some things, you have to make the difference. You have to choose from all these truths. – Giò Di Sera Listen Here Born in Neapolitan in 1964, Giò Di Sera has lived in Berlin since 1986 and has been working as a multimedia artist since 1984, with numerous international solo and group exhibitions (Berlin Academy of the Arts, Wewerka Gallery, Raab Gallery, Biennale Venezia, Museo della Scienza, etc.). In 2006, Di Sera initiated and co-founded StreetUniverCity Berlin eV in the heart of Kreuzberg, whose artistic direction he takes over in 2007 and still holds today. In addition to artistic activity and mediation, he has been making projects of political and cultural education with children and adolescents since the 1990s. Di Sera has been active in radio since 1993, initially with Radio Kanaka International on Kiss FM, 1998-2008 with RadioMultikulti RBB and since 2009 on multicult.fm. In 1997, his project “X FM Eventure Radio” ran parallel to Documenta X. Visit: Facebook/don.rispetto Listen to the KRS One interview at Mixcloud.com The post Artist Giò Di Sera appeared first on This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident.
32 minutes | a year ago
Author Mathilde Ramadier
Season 2: Episode 8 Author, Artist Mathilde Ramadier on the power of observation and the importance of listening to the natural world Today I’m talking to French author and artist Mathilde Ramadier about the power of observation and the importance of listening to nature. Mathilde has written about work, sexism and most recently deep ecology. The foundation of much of her writing is taking time to listen to being aware of what is happening around us. In France, a defining moment for Mathilde as well as hundreds of French people has been the resignation of the Environmental Minister, Nicolas Hulot, in September 2018, over the lack of power of the government to fight lobbyist interests. Our conversation traversed the creative process, Freud’s assessment of the humiliation of man, to the philosophy of permaculture. What I love in psychoanalysis is that it’s a cure where someone talks. But this cure cannot happen without someone who is listening. And psychoanalysis is always a story that you have to build with someone else. Even if this, if this person is not talking a lot, it’s just a question of being present. And it takes us back to this question of being in the world, being present in the world. – Mathilde Ramadier Listen Here After a first degree as a graphic designer with professional experiences in several agencies and studios, Mathilde Ramadier went on to study philosophy and psychoanalysis at the University Paris VIII, then obtaining a Masters Degree in Contemporary Philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. For four years, she hosted the weekly radio show on Radio Campus Paris called PoneyClub54, focussing on the electronic music and digital culture. She is currently working as a writer, a scriptwriter and a translator, mostly writing graphic novels and essays while working together with various illustrators, publishers and magazines on ecology and social issues like feminism and labour rights. Visit: mathilderamadier.com Photo credits: Header Image – Daniil Silantev on Unsplash,Headshot – Chloé Guilhem The post Author Mathilde Ramadier appeared first on This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident.
24 minutes | a year ago
Musician Marion Ruault
Season 2: Episode 7 Musician Marion Ruault talks about improvisation and listening to the self and others. This season I am talking to artists and thinkers about the art of listening. In this episode I’m talking to French musician, improviser and composer, Marion Ruault. While she has studied jazz, classical and many forms of world music and performed in various collaborations with around Europe, during her two years living in Berlin, Marion focused on expanding her improvisational practices. We spoke about the freedom and responsibility that comes with playing improvised music about the need to find a balance between one’s impulses on what’s happening in the group. Listening is an important part of this practice. We also spoke about her first solo performance and the challenge of making mistakes in public, and how making mistakes can be the best way forward for one’s development as an artist. I think it’s no different in life and in music, for example. But in improvisation, it’s a big question, actually. To listen to yourself, to listen to the other, and to find a balance. – Marion Ruault Listen Here Marion Ruault is a French double bass player, a musician, improviser and composer. She studied jazz, classical music and world music at the National Conservatory of Lyon in France and is currently enrolled at Le Centre des Musiques Didier Lockwood in Paris. Navigating between several styles of music, she collaborates with prestigious artists and improvisers such as Scott Hamilton, William Galison (Baghdad Coffee / Sting), Sandy Patton (Lionel Hampton ensemble), Daniel Huck (Eddy Louis), Marc Thomas (Claude Bowling Big Band) and performs in many venues and festivals in different countries. Since 2018, she maintains a strong link with the Berlin scene where she regularly performs, mostly jazz and improvised music. She recently launched a project to interact with artists from different backgrounds, mixing performance, theater, dance, music, immersion and improvisation. “As a musician, I play various forms of music but I am drawn to interdisciplinary collaborations and improvised music. For me, improvisation is a form of meditation. In working with others, I am confronted with the question of how to listen to others yet be myself. Improvisation is a process of putting my ego aside to be in the service of the present moment, dedicated to something bigger than myself. “ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marionruault/Website: https://mariondoublebass.wixsite.com/musicFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marion-Ruault-106976427406938/Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/marionruault Photo credits: Luz Scherwinski The post Musician Marion Ruault appeared first on This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident.
33 minutes | 2 years ago
Noise Artist Mathieu Sylvestre
Season 2: Episode 6 Noise Artist Mathieu Sylvestre talks about listening in art and life. In this episode I talk to French noise artist, Mathieu Sylvestre about listening. As an artist he plays live experimental works and sometimes composes for film and theater. When composing for others, he speaks about the challenge of translating what is heard and felt by one person to another. He suggests that the act of hearing reveals the personality behind the ear. This episode was recorded outside in Volkspark Friedrichshain in Berlin. When you close your eyes and try to define the space, listening to it, then something happens. And you can realize that your brain is making the logic of the things together. So it means, even if you’re listening to a noise, after a few seconds or minutes, than your brain is getting the logic out of it. – Mathieu Sylvestre Listen Here Mathieu Sylvestre, noise artist, performer, experimental musician. Mathieu has been performing since 2007 and has performed in Europe in France, Germany, Norway, Estonia, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain, Greece and the US. His work includes live performance, recordings and music for film and video. Visit: mathieu-sylvestre.com/ The post Noise Artist Mathieu Sylvestre appeared first on This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident.
31 minutes | 2 years ago
Artist Karine Bonneval
Season 2: Episode 5 Artist Karine Bonneval talks about listening to plants. This season I am talking to artists and thinkers about the art of listening. In the spring of 2019 I attended a Tree Sound Walk organized by French artist Karine Bonneval, who works on the topic of human-plant relations. She was as artist in residence at the Berlin gallery, Gru_nd with her project, Dé jardiner, or De-Gardening. We spoke about her work in finding ways to help humans share empathy with plants. As Karine states, plants don’t have eyes or ears but they can feel and see and listen. They just use other tools. Many of her works involve creating ways to bring out the sounds of plants so we as humans can listen to plant lives. Because we don’t have any sense in common, it’s pretty hard to share a kind of empathy with plants, because they don’t have eyes, they don’t have ears. But they can feel, they can see, they can listen. But with other tools, so that’s what my work is all about. – Karine Bonneval Listen Here How to regain empathy towards the non-human? Karine Bonneval’s work focuses on the otherness of plants, and the complex and specific interactions that link humans and plants. In her projects, she is also interested in the way in which plant or human forms constitute a repertoire of references of all times used by artists. She was born in 1970 in La Rochelle, and lives in Jalognes, France. Since 2014, she has worked in collaboration with teams of scientists in the field of plant ecology. Visit: www.karinebonneval.com Influence: Philippe Descola Photo credits: Eva Abvril The post Artist Karine Bonneval appeared first on This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident.
18 minutes | 2 years ago
Musician Pamela Z
Season 2: Episode 4 Season 2: Episode 4 Musician Pamela Z talks about listening In this episode I spoke with composer, performer, and media artist Pamela Z, about her process of collecting sounds to create compositions, using samples from the environment, interviews and her own voice. Her practice has shown her that observing is an active role. We spoke about how a work is not truly finished until an audience has heard it. Usually, you think of an observation in a sense of a person who sits quietly in the corner and they are not participating. They’re just observing. But I think that observing itself can be an extremely active thing. And I think people can get a lot by being observant. – Pamela Z Listen Here Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who makes solo works combining a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, samples, gesture activated MIDI controllers, and video. She has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. Her work has been presented at venues and exhibitions including Bang on a Can (NY), the Japan Interlink Festival, Other Minds (SF), the Venice Biennale, and the Dakar Biennale. She’s created installations and has composed scores for dance, film, and chamber ensembles (including Kronos Quartet). Her awards include the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Doris Duke Artist Impact Award, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation residency, the Herb Alpert Award, and an Ars Electronica honorable mention, and the NEA/Japan-US Fellowship. www.pamelaz.com Recorded at Photo credits: main image courtesy of Ars Electronica; headshot Lori Eanes The post Musician Pamela Z appeared first on This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident.
18 minutes | 2 years ago
Dancer Márcio Canabarro
Season 2: Episode 3 Season 2: Episode 3 Dancer Márcio Kerber Canabarro talks about listening This season I am talking to artists and thinkers about the art of listening. In winter 2018 I spoke dancer Márcio Kerber Canabarro about listening as a kinetic practice. Beyond dance, he sees listening to the self as a way of understanding others better. I think what you’re able to listen to shapes your experience and shapes how you perceive things. So ultimately shape how you deal with them and how you translate them. – Márcio Kerber Canabarro Listen Here MÁRCIO KERBER CANABARRO is a dancer/performer/maker. He has worked with artists as Keith Hennessy, Adrien Hod (Hodworks), Peter Pleyer, Mark Tompkins, Benoit Lachambre and Meg Stuart. His work unfolds and manifests informatino through movement by travelling, hiking, mobilising words or actually dancing. Recorded at Photo credits: main image Aleksandra Borys, headshot Barbara Dietl The post Dancer Márcio Canabarro appeared first on This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident.
12 minutes | 2 years ago
Choreographer Sara Shelton Mann
Season 2: Episode 2 Choreographer Sara Shelton Mann talks about listening. This season I am talking to artists and thinkers about the art of listening. In winter 2018 I spoke to choreographer and performer, Sara Shelton Mann In the winter of 2018, Sara Shelton Mann brought Echo/Listening Through Walls to Dock 11 in Berlin, Germany, in collaboration with Anya Cloud and Jesse Zaritt, and composer Pamela Z. For the podcast, we spoke about listening as a full-body experience. As a dancer, listening with the body is natural but a car accident reduced Sara’s hearing and required her to find other ways of listening. She shares how she listens into space, listens to her life force, to others and to the divine. Sara reflected on listening as one part of the equation of communication, reflecting on how our thoughts impact what we hear and how we interact. It’s like listening into space and kind of grabbing bits and pieces of information as they float from non-local consciousness into space and time and I just grab bits of it. – Sara Shelton Mann Listen Here Sara Shelton Mann is a choreographer, performer, and teacher. Her performance work is a platform for collaboration and research in consciousness. She also serves as the artistic director for Mixed Bag Productions. Her Movement Alchemy training incorporates studies in the metaphysical and healing traditions. Visit: Sara Shelton Mann Recorded at Photo credits: main image Robbie Sweeny, headshot Mark McBeth The post Choreographer Sara Shelton Mann appeared first on This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident.
21 minutes | 2 years ago
Choreographer Yannis Adoniou
Season 2: Episode 1 Choreographer Yannis Adoniou talks about listening This season I am talking to artists and thinkers about the art of listening. In winter 2018 I spoke dancer and choreographer Yannis Adoniou about his work and how listening influences his practice. He spoke about the importance of making conscious choices of what we listen to and how we give feedback. I’m very conscious to what I’m allowing myself to listen to. There are many things that I don’t want to listen to because through the channel of listening things enter into our body, into our brain. – Yannis Adoniou Listen Here Yannis Adoniou has become known for his unusual and highly visual theatrical dance works, which merge different art forms, often creating unexpected collisions and provocative beauty. He is a dancer, choreographer, master teacher and director of KUNST-STOFF. Recorded at Photo credits: main image Evann Siebens The post Choreographer Yannis Adoniou appeared first on This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident.
19 minutes | 4 years ago
Embracing Change | IOBY
Season 1: Episode 10 Katie Lorah, IOBY, talks about embracing change. A fundamental part of the design thinking process is to build empathy with your audience and discover their needs through direct conversations. IOBY’s model for social change embraces that form the core of everything they do. They have developed an innovative way of pairing a tech-based crowdfunding platform with on the ground organizing to foster social change one small campaign at a time. And the stories that help raise funds are mostly shared not online, but offline, one conversation at a time. Community members are testing their ideas and creating their own prototypes within the community. Only their prototypes are not apps, they are often old school technology like zip ties and lawnmowers. And these prototypes are having a large positive ripple effect across a community. I spoke with Katie Lorah, Director of Communications and Creative Strategy at IOBY, about their approach. Listen Here Learn More www.ioby.com The post Embracing Change | IOBY appeared first on This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident.
22 minutes | 4 years ago
Staying Positive | Emilia Gutierrez, Amnesty International USA
Season 1: Episode 9 Emilia Gutierrez, talks about staying positive in tough times When working on social change issues, how do we stay positive? That is the question I asked Emilia Gutierrez, Director of Online Engagement at Amnesty International USA. Emilia started her journey in social change work on the campaign trail for Obama and has experience working in various social change organizations that leverage new ways of communicating with supporters and influences, including Change.org. One of her tests for a good story is, does her mother understand the message? Whether she is asking her mother or supporters, having empathy for the audience is a key to the success of her storytelling approach. Listen Here Learn More About Amnesty International USA Visit Amnesty International USA to learn more about their work.And to sign up for the September 20 Give a Home concert, visit SoFarSounds.com/giveahome. Image: Jordi Bernabeu Farrús from Flickr The post Staying Positive | Emilia Gutierrez, Amnesty International USA appeared first on This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident.
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