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Artist Playlist—Regina Frank Listens to Joan Jonas

September 16th, 2019 · Comments

This episode is part of our Playlist series. We’re inviting artists, curators, architects, filmmakers, cultural producers and other listeners to share favorites from the archive.

Based in Lisbon, German born artist Regina Frank has shown her work in New York, London, Los Angeles and Tokyo, among other cities globally. In recent projects, she explored environmental issues in performative installations at the Museum of Art Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, and BioArt 2018, Seoul, South Korea.

Here, Regina Frank introduces our conversation with renowned video and performance artist Joan Jonas, an episode first released on June 5, 2012.

Revisiting this episode is a moment to celebrate the latest chapter in Joan Jonas’s remarkable career. She represented the United States at the 56th Venice Art Biennale. In 2019, Jonas returns to Venice with an immersive, multimedia installation. Moving Off the Land II is the first public project in Ocean Space, a new global oceanic center in the restored Church of San Lorenzo.

Regina Frank writes: I have been listening to Fresh Art since Cathy Byrd launched the podcast in 2011. One episode that I love features Cathy’s conversation with artist Joan Jonas. In 1991, I met Joan Jonas for the first time. She gave a lecture at the University of the Arts in Berlin. What a wonderful artist! I am fascinated and inspired by her creative approach to combining video, performance and drawing. She saw my work and suggested that I speak to the new museum of contemporary art in New York. They gave me their window and the cover of their newsletter and catalogue a few months later, which marked the beginning of my own career, in 1992. While I was in Venice for the 58th Art Biennale, I spent hours exploring Joan Jonas’s great project in the Church of San Lorenzo. I watched every video from beginning to end.

Sound Editor 2019 Anamnesis Audio | 2012 Leo Madriz

Special Audio: Jason Moran, “He Takes His Coat and Leaves”

Feature photo: Joan Jonas, Moving Off the Land II, Ocean Space, Venice, 2019, courtesy TBA21 Academy

Related Episodes: Joan Jonas on The Shape, The Scent, The Feel of Things, Art with a Sense of Placed, Part One, Regina Frank on Performing at the Intersection of Art and Technology

Related Links: Joan Jonas, Ocean Space

 

Tags: contemporary art · art biennial · 56th Venice Art Biennale · performance art · international biennial · Artist · Jazz · Museum of Contemporary Arts Houston · environment · performance · music · dance · political art · architecture · architectural intervention · political performance art · environmental installation · art podcast · history · venice · venice art biennale · technology · art tech

How Jason Moran Amplifies Art and Jazz

March 26th, 2018 · Comments

American virtuoso Jason Moran is a genius jazz pianist known for performing experimental compositions in collaborative projects with visual artists—among them, Joan JonasLorna SimpsonGlenn Ligon and Adrian Piper. For the 56th Venice Art Biennale, artistic director Okui Enwezor invited Jason to stage and animate two sound environments. The multi-faceted artist brings the full range of his creative practice into play for his first museum show at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis this year. In our conversation, Jason Moran shares the discoveries he made while realizing recent collaborations with artists Julie Mehretu and Kara Walker.

Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Special Audio courtesy Jason Moran: Summon, Katastrof Karavan, Three Deuces, He Puts on His Coat and Leaves

Tags: · Fresh Talk · contemporary art · sound art · sonic environment · Kara Walker · Jazz · black culture · podcast · performance · art podcast · history · venice art biennale · exhibition

Fresh Talk: Felipe Dulzaides

November 19th, 2015 · Comments

Cuban artist Felipe Dulzaides talks about FD Plays FD, the multi-media installation he created in memory of his father for the 12th Havana Biennial. For more than four decadesbefore and after Fidel Castro established his revolutionary government in 1959, the highly regarded jazz musician was active on the Cuban music scene. Our conversation takes place in a penthouse apartment of Edificio FOCSA, the tallest building in Havana.


Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie

Tags: · contemporary art · art biennial · Cuba · identity · Havana · Artist · Jazz · podcast

Fresh Talk: Buskerfest with Justin Trieger and Amy San Pedro

August 26th, 2015 · Comments

Buskerfest Miami's Justin Trieger and Amy San Pedro have joined other local musicians to begin creating aconnected, thriving urban core for Miami. They stage street performances along the stops of the city's Metromover, a free downtown transit system. Listen to our conversation and hear a selection of live music from the annual festival and other Buskerfest events.

We recorded this conversation during FEAST Miami, a people's choice fundraising dinner for artists.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Sound effects courtesy Buskerfest and the artists

Tags: Fresh Talk · Miami · performance art · music festival · Jazz

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!

Tags: Fresh Talk · Artist · invisible communities · Japan · Jazz · Koki Tanaka · LA · project · Randall's Island

Fresh Talk: Jason Moran

June 10th, 2012 · Comments

Cathy Byrd spoke on the phone with Jason Moran, a jazz pianist/composer based in New York. The MacArthur Fellow and artistic adviser for jazz at the Kennedy Center talks about when he first started improvising, how he collaborates with contemporary artists, and what unfolded during Bleed, the suite of events he created with his wife Alicia Hall Moran during their Biennial residency at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz

Known photo credits noted

Music: Jason Moran, He Takes His Coat and Leaves

Tags: Fresh Talk · sound art · sonic environment · Artist · Jazz