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Fresh Talk: Koki Tanaka

May 16th, 2014 · Comments

To record this episode, we headed to Frieze New York 's tented art fair on Randall's Island. We were looking for Japanese artist Koki Tanaka to learn more about his interest in the island’s invisible communities. An array of picnic tables from a nearby park defined the space where Koki told a different Randall’s Island story each day, introducing communities and histories that lay outside the art fair’s reality. 


Our Fresh Talk includes voices—Koki Tanaki and local firefighter Michael Gallo, and music—a vintage recording of  Count Basie and his band playing at the Carnival of Swing that took place on Randall's Island in 1938, and a song recorded just last week with whistling sax0phonist Bill Todd!
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Tags: Fresh Talk · Artist · invisible communities · Japan · Jazz · Koki Tanaka · LA · project · Randall's Island

Fresh Talk: CatVidFest

April 29th, 2013 · Comments

The renowned Walker Art Center in Minneapolis staged a one-night Internet Cat Video Festival in August 2012 that drew an astounding 10,000 people to the Center’s Open Field. During South By South West 2013, Cathy Byrd meets curators Scott Stulen and Katie Hill in the KUT/NPR studios to talk about the legendary project.

Sound Editor: Eric Schwartz | Episode Sound courtesy Walker Art Center

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Tags: Fresh Talk · film · public art · project

Fresh Talk: Rashid Novaire

January 21st, 2013 · Comments

While in residence at Open Ateliers Zuidoost, in Southeast Amsterdam, Cathy Byrd meets Dutch novelist Rashid Novaire. Of Dutch and Moroccan descent, Rashid is an author whose heritage is intrinsic to his imagination. Rashid started penning stories when he was in elementary school. Hubris, his fourth novel, will be published in February 2013.Sound Editor: Eric Schwartz | Photos: courtesy Rashid Novaire| Episode Sound: radiobooks.com

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Tags: Fresh Talk · identity · project · black culture · black masculinity

Fresh Talk: Agnes Meyer-Brandis

January 14th, 2013 · Comments

In Berlin, Cathy Byrd meets German artist Agnes Meyer-Brandis in the control tower of Tempelhof, an abandoned airport at the edge of the city, to see the artist's installation "Up In the Air: Control Room Tempelhof." Agnes fuses pure science and creativity to explore the zone between fact and fiction, fantasy and technology. So far, her projects have taken Agnes to the U.S., Russia, Brazil, Switzerland, Austria, Argentina and Australia. The artist rarely works in a typical studio or gallery setting. You're more likely to find Agnes exploring the poetics of glaciers beneath ice skating rinks and raising moon geese.

Sound Editor: Eric Schwartz | Photos: copyright Agnes Meyer-Brandis | Episode Sound: Agnes Meyer-Brandis and Astronaut David Scott, NASA

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Tags: Fresh Talk · sound art · sonic environment · performance art · Artist · project · podcast

Fresh Talk: Luci Westphal

November 26th, 2012 · Comments

In Berlin, Cathy Byrd meets Luci Westphal, a German filmmaker based in New York and Berlin, to talk about Luci's love for street art, music, film and the D.I.Y. style. Luci shares the inside story on her moving postcard series In A Berlin Minute and her latest documentary All's Well and Fair.

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz

Photographs courtesy the artist

Music: "Frogfly Buzzing," by Dioxin Dolly (Rachel Iannelli, Margaret Briggs, Tina Bushnell), 1996, from Luci Westphal, All's Well and Fair, 2012.

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Tags: Fresh Talk · film · public art · New York · project

Fresh Talk: Theaster Gates

November 7th, 2012 · Comments

In this Fresh Talk LIVE feature, Cathy Byrd meets Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates in Washington, DC, on Election Night 2012. Theaster is the featured speaker in the second annual Kinetic: Conversations in Contemporary Art lecture series at American University. Wilmer Wilson, an alumnus of Howard University, American University graduate students Emily Fransisco and Heather Ravenscroft, and University of Mary Washington senior Sidney Mullis join the conversation.

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz

Photos: Cathy Byrd unless otherwise noted

Music: Theaster Gates + The Black Monks of Mississippi, Shine, 2011

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · Artist · project · Theaster Gates

Fresh Talk: Christian Philipp Mueller

October 22nd, 2012 · Comments

In Kassel, Germany, Cathy Byrd meets Swiss artist Christian Philipp Müller to talk about Swiss Chard Ferry, his project for documenta (13). Christian lives in Berlin and Kassel, where since 2011, he's been Dean at the School of Art and Design. He has a history with the international exhibition, having participated in documenta 10 (1997) and is known for his interest in connecting art with the cultural history of plants.

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz

Photos: Cathy Byrd and the artist, where noted

Music: Beach Boys, Vege-Tables, 1967

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · public art · Artist · project · installation

Fresh Talk: Kate Moore

October 15th, 2012 · Comments

In the Netherlands, Cathy Byrd meets Australian musician and composer Kate Moore to talk about the new music Kate invents for international performances. Kate’s ensemble RPM Electro debuts at The Hague's Theater Dakota on 5 November 2012.

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz

Photos: Courtesy Kate Moore

Episode Sound: Kate Moore, Days and Nature, 2012, performed by Asko Schoenberg Ensemble and Engraved in Stone, 2012, performed by STRACC

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Tags: Fresh Talk · sound art · Artist · project

Fresh Talk: Ballroom Marfa

October 8th, 2012 · Comments

On a Spring 2012 road trip in the American Southwest, Cathy Byrd meets members of Ballroom Marfa’s creative team. Director Fairfax Dorn, project manager Melissa McDonnell, and architect Michael Meredith talk about why Ballroom came to West Texas and what they envision for Marfa's near future Drive-In theater.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz

Photography credits as noted

Episode Sound: Brian LeBarton, The Wind, 2010. New Year’s Film/Score Series. January 2, 2010. The Crowley Theater, Marfa.

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Tags: Fresh Talk · video · public art · project · video art · Texas

Fresh Talk: Jason Forrest

October 1st, 2012 · Comments

Cathy Byrd connects by Skype with Jason Forrest, aka DJ DonnaSummer, a laptop musician. Based in Berlin for the past eight of years with his wife Jennifer Ray Jason heads back to the U.S. this fall. Jason talks about how he became internationally known and introduces his new platform, Network Awesome.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz

Photos courtesy the artist

Episode Sound appearing in this order: "New Religion" from The Everything, Jason Forrest; "Close to the Edge" from Close to the Edge, Yes;"The Exquisite Organs" from The Everything, Jason Forrest; "Bring that Beat Back" from Bring that Beat Back, Public Enemy; "Keys to the Door" from The Everything, Jason Forrest; "Utopia" from Utopia, Jason Forrest

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Tags: · Fresh Talk · music festival · project