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Entries from August 2012

Fresh Talk: Sarah Lewis

August 26th, 2012 · Comments

In this episode, Sarah Lewis, a scholar, writer and curator, talks with Cathy Byrd about issues and ideas that inform her curatorial practice. Sarah's latest project involved selecting artists Leslie Hewitt, Jacco Olivier and Mike Osborne for the Artpace San Antonio 12.2 International Artists in Residence program. Active internationally, Sarah has held positions at the Tate Modern and the Museum of Modern Art, and was a co-curator of the 2010 SITE Santa Fe Biennial exhibition the dissolve.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz

Photo credits noted in captions

Music: Esperanza Spaulding, Cuerpo y Alma

Tags: · · · Fresh Talk · curator

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

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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

Fresh Talk: Carolina Grau

August 5th, 2012 · Comments

In Barcelona, Cathy Byrd speaks with Carolina Grau, an independent curator from Spain, who has created projects in London, Madrid, Lisbon, Sao Paulo and Paris. Carolina describes what she learned as a facilitator for artists Rachel Whiteread and Juan Muñoz; her curatorial residency at the Center for Contemporary Art, Noisy-le-Sec; the evolution of her work with Martin Creed (Cubitt Gallery and Tate Modern, London; Sala Alcalá, Madrid); and how locals get involved with the D.I.Y. biennial she co-organizes with Mario Flecha in the village of Jafre, Spain.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz

Photos: Courtesy the artists and Carolina Grau, except where noted

Episode End Sound: Martin Creed, Thinking, Not Thinking

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