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Miami’s Caribbean Arts Remix-Jolt Radio-2May2018

May 7th, 2018 · Comments

Today’s conversations on Miami’s Caribbean Arts Remix reveal the genesis and goals of the three-year old Third Horizon Film Festival and the first-ever Tout-Monde (all the world) Festival. Both initiatives aim to introduce some of the boldest of today’s emerging Caribbean-born artists, filmmakers and musicians in Miami, a portal to the international contemporary art and culture scene.
 
Sound editing: Anamnesis Audio
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Women Writers on Cuba in Film-Jolt Radio-07Mar2018

March 19th, 2018 · Comments

Today, we invite three women writers to talk about Cuba as a character in newly released films. Our portal to the Cuban psyche is the 35th Miami Film Festival that brings diverse cultural perspectives to the big screen in theaters across Miami, Florida. Sharing their expertise and personal knowledge of Cuba's socio-political landscape are two sisters born in Miami, to Cuban parents: writer and filmmaker Carmen Peláez and food writer Ana Sofia Peláez. New York based journalist and filmmaker Michelle Memran joins us to remember her own encounters with the culture while making a documentary film with Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés.

In this conversation, we consider the value of creativity, resilience, family and friendship in Cuba. The country’s historic relationship and chaotic rupture with the Soviet Union is the backdrop for the three stories we introduce. (The 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of the Soviet Union catapulted Cuba into a life-changing economic crisis from which Cubans around the world are still recovering.) The films: Cuban Food Stories, director Asori SotoThe Rest I Make Up, director Michelle Memran; and Sergio and Sergai, director Ernesto Daranas.

 

Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Featured Sound Tracks courtesy of Miami Film Festival:  Cuban Food StoriesThe Rest I Make UpSergio and Sergai
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Tags: Fresh Talk · Cuba · Miami · film · identity · Havana · Artist · writer · theater · political art · Russia · art podcast · creativity · history · film festival · women · Live Radio

Cultural Complexity in Little Haiti-Jolt Radio-21Feb2018

March 2nd, 2018 · Comments

In this conversation, we talk about how the island country of Haiti has long inspired contemporary art, books and films and how the cultural complexity of immigrant communities is a creative force in South Florida. Come with us to the heart of Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood for a walk about with Carl Juste, a local cultural activist, photojournalist and artist whose family comes from Haiti and Cuba. Haitian-born writer Edwige Danticat introduces Foreigner's Home, a new film to premiere at the 35th Miami Film Festival. Miami-based curators Marie VicklesEdouard Duval-Carrié and Tosha Grantham (with family ties to Greece and Africa, Haiti, Asia and America, respectively) talk about connecting cultural history to contemporary art in exhibitions at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex and share what sparked Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, the traveling exhibition that recently premiered in Miami. Cuban-born Lissette Mendez and Carl Juste share some of the stories behind the collective exhibition and book project Havana, Haiti and the annual Little Haiti Book Festival.
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ORLAN on Art Tech

September 14th, 2017 · Comments

Today, we take you to Paris for a studio visit with French artist ORLAN. Surrounded by her books, sculptures, paintings and photographs, we talk about her evolving relationship with technology.

 Sound Editor: Alyssa Moxley | Voice Over Translation: Emilia Garth | Special Audio Track: ORLAN

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · sound art · film · internet · international biennial · Artist · feminism · France · avatar · art podcast · biennial · feminist art · exhibition · women · technology · phone application · ORLAN · art tech

Alexa Lim Haas on Animating Stories

July 6th, 2017 · Comments

Artist Alexa Lim Haas talks about Agua Viva, her newest animated short film. Agua Viva was among the twenty-four projects selected for a special one-night screening at the 2017 Borscht Film Festival in Miami, Florida.

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · film · art podcast · film festival · Borscht Film Festival · animation

Fresh Talk: Hattie Mae Williams

February 11th, 2016 · Comments

American dancer and choreographer Hattie Mae Williams talks about how the abandoned Miami Marine Stadium at the edge of Biscayne Bay has become a mecca for graffiti artists, musicians, dancers, and photographers. Designed by Cuban-born architect Hilario Candela and built in 1963 as a venue for powerboat racing, the iconic stadium was an active community gathering place before Hurricane Andrew damaged its poured concrete structure in 1992. Christian Salazar shot the dance film titled Culture Concrete (2014) that Williams performed with The Tattooed Ballerinas inside the cultural landmark.


Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Culture Concrete soundtrack courtesy The Tattooed Ballerinas and Datamouth | Voice of Hilario Candela via the video featured in the exhibition Concrete Paradise: Miami Marine Stadium at the Coral Gables Museum. Produced by the curators Rosa Lowinger and Megan Schmitt together with exhibit designers Little Gables Group.
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Tags: Fresh Talk · Miami · film · community · dance · Miami Marine Stadium

Fresh Talk: Laurie Anderson

December 25th, 2015 · Comments

Artist Laurie Anderson talks about her new film Heart of a Dog in this episode recorded at The Wolfsonian museum on Miami Beach. The film brings together everything we love about Anderson’s experimental music, visual art, poetry, film, and photography: in her own voice, with her own artwork, animation and 8mm home video, and a score made of her own compositions, she tells an exquisite, heartbreaking story about her little dog Lolabelle.

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Tags: contemporary art · film · Miami Beach · Artist · Laurie Anderson · music

Fresh Talk: Erika Hoffmann

August 13th, 2015 · Comments

In Berlin, contemporary art collector Erika Hoffmann talks about her love for artists who question traditional forms and take the risk of inventing new genres. For this conversation, we take you inside the famous Sammlung Hoffmann (Hoffmann Collection) to learn what compelled her to collect the work of Marcel BroodthaersJohn Cage, and Katharina Grosse.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Piano improv, courtesy free John Cage Prepared Piano app
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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · sound art · film · painting · installation · Erika Hoffmann · collection

Fresh Talk: Tameka Norris

March 19th, 2015 · Comments

Tameka Norris just produced her first feature-length film. She plays herself in Meka Jean: How She Got Good. The narrative has a lot in common with The Moviegover, a novel by Walker Percy. Like Walker Percy, Norris grew up in the Deep South, and went away to seek her fortune. Like Binx Bolling, the book’s protagonist, Meka Jean reveals what it means when New Orleans is the city you call home.

We recorded this conversation with Norris when her film debuted during the international exhibition Prospect.3 New Orleans, in 2014. She presented the project as a multi-chambered installation at May Gallery, a nonprofit art space in the district known as the Upper 9th Ward.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Soundtrack excerpts courtesy the artist

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · video · art biennial · film · New Orleans

Fresh Talk: Burning Man

July 1st, 2013 · Comments

At South By South West, in Austin, Texas, Cathy Byrd meets Steve Brown and Jessie Deeter, the team that directed and produced the documentary Spark: A Burning Man Story. Steve and Jessie explain what they learned about the individuals and ideas behind the legendary desert rituals of Burning Man.

Sound Editor: Eric Schwartz | Episode Sound, from Spark: A Burning Man Story

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Tags: Fresh Talk · film · Artist · Burning Man