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Entries from August 2018

The BLCK Family of Miami on Collective Creativity

August 13th, 2018 · Comments

The BLCK Family, a Miami-based creative collective, fosters opportunities for individual artists to share their original music and poetry in intimate settings. They organize roving cultural experiences that range from occasional 'family dinners' to the monthly performance events they call Freedom Sessions. Motivated by the desire to connect communities, The BLCK Family manifesto is to encourage collaboration, foster creativity and manifest love—giving artists the chance to use sound to set themselves free.
 
Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Special Audio: James Klynn, Frankie Midnight, Va, Inez Barlatier | Photography by Passion Ward and video documentation by Rashaud Michel courtesy The BLCK Family
 
Related Episodes: Borscht Film Festival, Buskerfest Miami, Miami's Caribbean Arts Remix Related Links: The BLCK Family, Najja Moon, James Klynn, Inez Barlatier, Frankie Midnight Freedom Session, Vá Freedom Session

Tags: · Fresh Talk · Miami · black culture · black art · performance · community · music · art podcast · spoken word · Borscht Film Festival

The Art of Capitalism

August 6th, 2018 · Comments

Today, capitalism, aka the free market, is linked to trade wars, suffocating student debt, entire countries gone bankrupt, burgeoning virtual currencies and coded security systems. What role can art and artists play in this wildly unbalanced economy? In abandoned bank buildings, failed urban development projects and public squares, we discover artists and their communities in the U.S., Western Europe, South America and Greece, taking on the challenge—as whistle blowers, catalysts, educators, money makers, evangelicals and documentarians.  

Featured in this episode: Occupy Museums/Imani Jacqueline Brown, Kenneth Pietrobono, Noah Fisher; Fictilis/Andrea Steves and Timothy Furstnau; Museum des Kapitalismus/Julian and Janosz; Musée du Capitalisme/Samuel Hus and Chloé Villain; La Torre de David/José Luis Blondet, Ángela Bonadies and Juan José Olavarría; Bank Job/Hilary Powell and Dan Edelstyn; Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Special Sound: Ángela Bonadies and Juan José Olavarría; Bank Job; Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir; Contributing Producer: Anamnesis Audio for Reverend Billy Segment

Related Episodes: Art and the Rising Sea; Art Sparking Social Engagement; Where Art Meets Activism; Art of the Everyday; Occupy Museums on Artists and Debt Related Links: Occupy Museums; Museum of Capitalism: Fictilis; Museum des Kapitalismus; Musée du Capitalisme; Bank Job; Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir; SITE Santa Fe SITElines: Casa tomada

Tags: · Fresh Talk · public art · activism · Artist · curator · podcast · community · Change · political art · political performance art · art podcast · history