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Lisa Reihana on Reversing the Colonial Gaze

October 18th, 2017

Today, we take you to the Arsenale, a historic shipyard and main venue for the 57th Venice Art Biennale. In the New Zealand pavilion, we hear artist Lisa Reihana speak on reversing the colonial gaze in her work Emissaries.


Introducing Miami Film Festival Gems-Jolt Radio-11Oct2017

October 11th, 2017

Brought to you live from the studio at Jolt Radio, our latest program on South Florida’s film culture introduces Miami Film Festival’s GEMS 2017. Hear from MFF’s associate director Diana Cadavid and Miami-based screenwriter Joshua Jean-Baptiste (#GettheGreenlight winner) and Los Angeles based filmmaker Angel Manuel Soto (VR EscapeLa Granja). Listen in on our conversations with filmmakers Sean Baker (The Florida ProjectTangerine) and Antonio Mendez Esparza (Life and Nothing More). Experience film as you might never have before hearing this show: Through your ears!


Sounds of Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017

October 5th, 2017

Today, we take you to Germany, to experience the 2017 edition of Skulptur Projekte Münster. The international public art exhibition that has taken place every ten years since 1977 activates historical, architectural, social and political sites across the city. The best way to experience this model of art in the public sphere is on foot and by bicycle.

Featuring temporary public art projects by Ei Arakawa, Aram Bartholl, Gerard Byrne, Jeremy Deller, Nicole Eisenman, Pierre Huyghe, Emeka Ogboh, Alexandra Pirici, Koki Tanaka, Benjamin de Burca/Barbara Bárbara Wagner, Cerith Wyn Evans and Hervé Youmbi.

Sound engineer: Guney Ozsan


Where Art Meets Cultural History-Jolt Radio-27Sep2017

September 27th, 2017

On this radio program, we take you places where art intersects with cultural history. Listen to our encounters with artists Samson Young(Hong Kong) and Lisa Reihana (New Zealand) at the 57th Venice Art Biennale,. Then, join our tour of temporary public art projects designed for Münster, Germany’s Skulptur Projekte 2017.


ORLAN on Art Tech

September 14th, 2017

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


Sounds of Documenta 14

August 30th, 2017

Today, we explore the sounds of the international contemporary art exhibition documenta 14, in Athens, Greece, and Kassel, Germany. 

Featuring violinist Ali Moraly performing at opening ceremonies and projects by Nigerian Emeka Ogboh, Pakistani Rasheed Araeen, Norwegian Joar Nango, American Rick Lowe, Nigerian  Otobong Nkanga and American William Pope.L.


Sounds of Summer in Miami-Jolt Radio-23Aug2017

August 23rd, 2017

Some might think that art descends on this city just once a year in December for Art Week. In fact, Miami has a year round cultural life. On our radio show, meet a few of the curators, gallerists and artists who animate South Florida’s year round contemporary art scene. Listen to locals in conversation with host Cathy Byrd about urban development and gentrification, racial and social issues, and experimental music and sound art. Featuring Gustavo Matamoros and Alba Triana (subtropics24/ArtCenter/South Florida), Anthony Spinello and Natalie Alfonso of Spinello Projects and Maria Elena Ortiz, Perez Art Museum Miami.

Sound Editor Guney Ozsan | Special audio features courtesy Cara DespainSinisa KukecMirza HaroonAlba Triana and subtropics | Photo credits in gallery

Cathy’s notes:

An Miami field trip gave me the idea for this show’s theme… Four local galleries staged a progressive brunch one Sunday in late June. Mindy Solomon, Spinello Projects, Emerson Dorsch and RedDot welcomed a steady flow of visitors to experience four unique exhibitions in the Little Haiti and Little River Arts Districts. Riffing on the Sunday brunch concept, each gallery offered a special dish simultaneously over from 11am to 3pm. Their goal? To highlight their exhibitions and invite visitors to linger for conversations about art.

One of those conversations will give you an idea of the experience. I recorded with gallerist Anthony Spinello and gallery manager Natalie Alfonso inside the exhibition titled Mere Façade. The word ‘façade’ has a couple of meanings that come into play: one is the face of a building, the side that looks onto a street or open space. Façade also refers to an outward appearance that conceals something unpleasant or insubstantial. From outside Miami looking in, the word might make you think about the superficial side of this city…

Another exhibition that opened this summer invites visitors to play dominoes. Curator Maria Elena Ortiz brought the show about a favorite pastime in Miami—to the Perez Art Museum. In a curatorial collaboration with Arden Sherman of the Hunter College Gallery in New York, Maria Elena shows us that there’s a lot more to dominoes than meets the eye. Also at PAMM, curator Diana Nawi invited London-based artist Haroon Mirza to create an immersive sound experience in the museum’s double-height gallery. You enter a darkened project space to experience A C I D GU E S T. A specialized technical system transmits an electrical current through speakers and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) activated by noise frequencies. sound and light experience based on a concrete poem he wrote. A C I D G E S T takes its name from the phrase “acid test”, (refering to the parties held in the 1960’s where groups of people would come together to legally experiment with LSD).

The last segment of our show features subtropics, the experimental music and sound art biennial at ArtCenter/SouthFlorida organized by sound artist Gustavo Matamoros. Alba Triana tells the story behind her sound and light installation Microcosmos and Gustavo introduces sound art and experimental music performances by David Dunn, Olivia Block, Carles Santos and Abbey Rader.


Diaspora Vibe in Miami-Jolt Radio-26Jul2017

July 26th, 2017

Art with Caribbean roots inspires this episode of our radio show. Franklin Sirmans, Director of Perez Art Museum, Miami, sets the tone, in his conversation with Cathy Byrd about art from the Global South. We’ll introduce the role of Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator, Inc., in nurturing the work of artists of the Caribbean diaspora in Miami and beyond. You’ll hear from Rosie Gordon-Wallace, founder of DVCAI, Haitian-born artist Asser Saint-Val who lives and works in Miami, and artists in residence Gerard Caliste (Houston, by way of New Orleans) Ashley Teamer (New Orleans) and Nadine Hall (Jamaica).

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan


Sounds of Berlin

July 20th, 2017

In this sonic experience of Berlin, hear drummers performing in the Karneval der Kulturen and experience the music scene in Mauer Park. Learn about the sound art featured on Deutschlandfunk Kultur from curator Marcus Gammel. Meet Ahmet Ögüt, one of the hosts on the documenta 14 radio program coming to Berlin. Visit the studio of artist and musician Satch Hoyt and listen to his Unpacking Sonic MigrationsFrom Slave Ship to Spaceship. Join our visit to SAVVY Contemporary where we meet co-artistic director Elena Agudio and listen to Oye record store owner Markus Lindner talk about Berlin's vinyl culture.


Encounters with FAT Village Arts District-Jolt Radio-12Jul2017

July 12th, 2017

Join us for our latest Destination Fresh Art adventure to Flagler Arts & Technology Village aka FAT Village Arts District! To set the stage, listen to our conversation with artist and editor Sharon Louden about the role of artists in creating communities. In the studio, we speak to Neil Ramsay, Director of ArtsUp! Concepts, a not-for-profit space dedicated to presenting experimental art concepts, and Ingrid Schindall, Owner/Director/Organization Visionary of IS Projects, a public access printmaking and book arts studio. You’ll also hear field recordings from a recent FATVillage Art Walk and our conversations with architect Maria Fasano, opera singer Shanna Nolan Gundry and choreographer Jenny Larsson.

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan