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Entries from May 2012

Fresh Talk: Art Meets Food in Barcelona

May 31st, 2012 · Comments

Cathy Byrd meets creatives at the intersection of contemporary art and food in Barcelona. Iranian-born Mariam Shambayati talks about her multi-media art project Moulinex-Me and the conceptual dinner parties she stages in the Food Cultura Museum. The anti-museum's founders Montse Guillén and Antoni Miralda have mixed art and food cocktails for decades. They introduce their most recent collaborative project, Off Menu—a series of fantastical events that offered a creative alternative to Alimentaria, Barcelona's annual culinary festival.

Sound Editor: Jay Agoglia Photos: Courtesy of Moulinex-Me and Food Cultura Episode Sound, in order of appearance: Moulinex-Me Cena3 dinner conversation; Disco Kitchen, Off Menu 2012 

Cathy Byrd se encuentra con los creativos en la intersección del arte contemporáneo y la comida en Barcelona. De origen iraní Mariam Shambayati habla acerca de su proyecto artistica multimedia de Moulinex-Me y de los partidos de la cena conceptuales que se ponen en el Food Cultura Museum. Los fundadores de el anti-museo Montse Guillén y Antoni Miralda hacen los combinados del arte y la alimentación durante décadas. Ellos presentan su proyecto de colaboración más reciente, Off Menu, una serie de spectaculos fantásticos que ofrecen una alternativa creativa a Alimentaria, un festival anual de culinaria de Barcelona.

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · Artist

Fresh Talk: Nomad Studio

May 21st, 2012 · Comments

In this episode, Cathy Byrd talks to a couple of creative nomads from Holland. Artist Iris Tonies and writer Arnout Krediet live on their boat in Port Veil, Barcelona, with their two children. They talk about how they made themselves at home, founded Estudio Nómada and became animators in the local art scene. The last week in May, they'll be projecting films on the mainsail of their boat during SCREEN Barcelona, an annual city-wide video art festival.

Sound Editor: Jay Agoglia
Photos: Courtesy Estudio Nomada and Cathy Byrd
Music: Oumou Sangare, Ah Ndiya
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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · Artist · new age

Fresh Talk: Franklin Sirmans

May 13th, 2012 · Comments

Cathy Byrd talks on the phone with Franklin Sirmans, curator of contemporary art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Their conversation considers the essential role of public art at LACMA, covers the latest news on Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass installation and previews upcoming LACMA exhibitions to feature the Broad Collection (2012) and the work of Noah Purifoy (2014). Recently appointed Artistic Director for Prospect.3 New Orleans, Franklin also shares some of this thoughts about the 2014 exhibition.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz

Photos: Courtesy of LACMA, except where noted.

Episode Sound: Excerpt of audio recorded while moving Michael Heizer's 340-ton rock from Riverside to Los Angeles, CA. Courtesy of LACMA

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Tags: Fresh Talk · project · curator · Franklin Sirmans · LACMA · Prospect New Orleans

Fresh Talk: CineMarfa

May 8th, 2012 · Comments

Cathy Byrd meets with Jennifer Lane and David Hollander to learn more about CineMarfa, a film festival that takes place this May 16-20, in Marfa, Texas. Professional filmmakers, Jennifer and David lived in Los Angeles for a dozen years before they fell in love with Marfa and made West Texas their home. The two talk about why they created CineMarfa and introduce some of the films featured in the second annual event. This is the first in a Fresh Talk series about creative energy in the American Southwest. 

Sound Editor: Jay Agoglia
Photos: Courtesy of CineMarfa, except where noted 
Sound Track excerpt: Harmony Korine, Trash Humpers, 2009
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Tags: Fresh Talk · film · public art · project · Texas