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Fresh Talk: Shadow Healer

July 28th, 2013 · Comments

What does it mean for a story to be new age noir? At KUT 90.5 studios in Austin, Texas, Cathy Byrd meets local authors Morgan Coy and Karen Davidson to find out. They talk about about Shadow Healer, the four-part graphic novel the two Austinites created with London-based artist Chris Chalik. Here's their free five page preview.

Sound Editor: Eric Schwartz | Episode sound: Morgan Coy

Tags: Fresh Talk · Austin · comic book · KUT News · new age · noir · Texas

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.


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

Fresh Talk: Artpace San Antonio Artists in Residence

September 3rd, 2012 · Comments

This episode features participants in the most recent International Artist in Residence Program at Artpace San Antonio. Cathy Byrd speaks with Leslie Hewitt, Jacco Olivier and Mike Osborne, artists selected by curator Sarah Lewis, about their residency experiences. The projects they created are on view at Artpace in New Works: 12.2 through September 23, 2012.

Listen to Cathy's conversation with Sarah Lewis on Fresh TALK, August 27, 2012.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz

Photo credits noted in captions

Episode Sound: Soundtrack of a video work by Juan Miguel Ramos titled Yo Vendo Unos Ojos Negros, 2012


Tags: Fresh Talk · artist residency · Artist · curator · Texas

Fresh Talk: Red Swing Project

August 20th, 2012 · Comments

Cathy Byrd meets Andrew, creator of the anonymous red swing project, under the 7th Street bridge in East Austin. Andrew invented his spatial intervention as an undergraduate while studying architecture at the University of Texas, Austin. Since 2007, his open-source project has grown to encompass a volunteer corps whose members have installed close to 200 swings in the U.S. and abroad. Andrew takes his swings to the Biennale Architectura 2012 this August.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz 
Photos: Cathy Byrd unless otherwise noted in captions 
Music: Eden Gass, Little Red Swing

Tags: · Fresh Talk · Artist · Texas

Fresh Talk: Tolly Moseley

August 13th, 2012 · Comments

Cathy Byrd meets Tolly Moseley in Austin to learn about her faceted creative practice. A book publicist by day, Tolly spends evenings writing for her blog She’s also a passionate aerial silks dancer who keeps a vivid blue silk hanging from a tree outside her back door. Earlier this year, Tolly started producing and hosting a series of webisodes for "Austin Eavesdropper TV" in which she interviews a certain quirky character and shares insider tips about Austin. In this episode, Cathy gets a sneak peek at Tolly's brand new project for

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz

Photo credits noted in captions

Music: Tolly Moseley, AETV intro by Jason Silverberg


Tags: Fresh Talk · public art · performance art · Artist · project · Texas

Fresh Talk: Christopher Eamon

July 29th, 2012 · Comments

Cathy Byrd meets independent curator Christopher Eamon at Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, to talk about his latest project, Manscape: Male as Subject and Object, on view at the gallery through August 11, 2012. Christopher explains how he discovered the artists whose work was featured in Rearview Mirror: New Art from Central and Eastern Europe (2011) at The Power Plant, Toronto, and talks about the challenges and rewards of working solo. Christopher has curated exhibitions at institutions internationally, including at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, MoMA PS1, NY, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz

Photo credits noted in captions

Sound: excerpt from Adina Popescu, Jeremiah, 2011


Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · Canada · curator · MoMA · Texas

Fresh Talk: Jack Sanders

July 16th, 2012 · Comments

Cathy Byrd meets artist Jack Sanders at his studio in East Austin. From Cleburne, Texas, Jack studied at Auburn University and the School of Architecture at the University of Texas before he founded his company DesignBuild Adventure. Hear Jack talk about his muse Sam Mockbee and the late architect's Rural Studio program, El Cosmico, and his commitment to slow architecture, storytelling and dreaming.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz 
Photo credits noted in captions 
Music: Ross Cashiola, Trains in the Grass

Tags: · Fresh Talk · Artist · project · Texas

Fresh Talk: Land Arts 2011

July 9th, 2012 · Comments

Cathy Byrd drives to Lubbock, Texas, to meet with Chris Taylor and students who participated in Land Arts of the American West 2011, an experiential program taught in the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University. An amazing road trip of some 6,000 miles culminated in the exhibition that was on view this spring.Students: Alexander Bingham, Luis Bustamante III, Will Cotton, Winston Holloway, Richard Klaja, Celeste Martinez, Zachary Mitchell, Carl Spartz, Rachael Wilson, Bethany Wood. Program Assistant: Adrian Larriva. Program Director: Chris Taylor.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz Photos: Chris Taylor, Cathy Byrd and Joe DeMarco Episode Sound: 45 rpm record found by Land Arts 2011 participants

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

Fresh Talk: Joan Jonas

June 4th, 2012 · Comments

In Austin, Texas, Cathy Byrd talks with seminal video and performance artist Joan Jonas about how context affects each presentation of The Shape, The Scent, The Feel of Things, a project commissioned by Dia Beacon in 2004. Joan considers the evolution of her transmedia process since the 1960s and the inspiration she gets from working with jazz improvisor Jason Moran. Joan's collaborator in The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things (2005-2006) and Reading Dante (2008), Jason will be featured in his own Fresh Talk episode. Jason and Joan will perform together this September in Kassel, Germany, during documenta 13.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz Photos: known credits notedMusic: Jason Moran, He Takes His Coat and Leaves

Tags: Fresh Talk · public art · performance art · Artist · Texas · installation

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

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