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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: Prospect New Orleans

November 20th, 2014 · Comments

Prospect New Orleans, a city-wide international art exhibition in its third iteration, is starting to feel at home. This episode features two project sites where we found a deep connection between art and community. In the order of their appearance, Timothy LevitchTavares StrachanMargaret Thomas, and Gary Simmons reveal why Prospect makes perfect sense for the Crescent City.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie 

Episode sound: The Roots of Music Brass Band's performance of “Go to the Mardi Gras” by Professor Longhair during the live WWOZ broadcast from Jazz Fest on May 1, 2014; and Beans performing for Gary Simmons “Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark,” 2014, at Tremé Market Branch on the occasion of the opening of Prospect.3: Notes for Now, New Orleans, October 25, 2014.

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · New Orleans · public art