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Entries from November 2016

Alexis Gideon on Myth and Memory

November 24th, 2016 · Comments

Artist Alexis Gideon talks about myth and memory in his newest animated video opera: The Comet and The Glacier. He brings this musical narrative to life at Locust Projects, Miami, Florida. Gideon's intense multi-media environmental installation takes visitors on a journey into his imagination and serves as the stage for his performances during Miami Art Week 2016.

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan | Sound effects courtesy Alexis Gideon


Tags: Fresh Talk · opera · video opera · environmental installation · art podcast

Pope L on Endurance

November 10th, 2016 · Comments

American artist William Pope.L talks about endurance in performance art and shares the story of Baile, or Ball, the project he created for the 32nd São Paulo Biennial. Based on Pope.L’s research into recent political frictions and social inequalities in Brazil, the theatrical endurance project involves three pairs of professional dancers taking 8 hour shifts to perform 24 hours a day, for four days. They walk and dance along a mapped-out route at the heart of the city.

Sound editor: Guney Ozsan


Tags: Fresh Talk

Martha Wilson on Political Performance Art

November 2nd, 2016 · Comments

Artist Martha Wilson talks about her political performance art and why she took on the guise of Republican candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 United States Presidential election season. Wilson is a pioneering feminist artist known for her politically charged photography, video and performance work. She’s also founder of Franklin Furnace, an artist-run performance and exhibition space in New York City. Listen to this episode to learn how America's Culture Wars* have sparked her political satire for decades and hear the artist's impersonations of Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Tipper Gore, and Donald Trump.

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan

Tags: contemporary art · performance art · political performance art · political satire · Martha Wilson · Franklin Furnace