Six interviews with artists on some of the philosophical elements of practice: adaptation, survival, resistance, co-operation, alternatives and lobbying.
Episode 1: Adaptation (with artist Isa Suarez)
Tuesday 9 October 2012, 5 – 5.30pm
The first show on 9 October 2012 focused on Isa Suarez. Originally from the Basque region (Spain/France) and trained as a classical musician, Isa Suarez is a composer, sound-artist and songwriter/singer based in London. Her work suggests feelings and atmospheres and addresses socio-political issues.
Episode 2: Survival (with Orlagh Woods, New Work Network)
Tuesday 16 October 2012, 5 – 5.30pm
Orlagh Woods is the Director of New Work Network (NWN), a national artist-led organisation for artists working across experimental practices. She trained in both accountancy and fine art and has worked nationally and internationally as an artist, creative consultant and programmer for over 15 years, recently programming NWN’s Late at Tate Britain called ‘Acts of Legacy’.
Prior to this role, she worked as curator for Tamasha Developing Artists, ran an International Residency Programme in Belfast and led a visual and new media artists’ professional development programme at SPACE Studios, London. From 2004 – 2010, she worked collaboratively with artist studio Proboscis to research, develop and deliver innovative and artistic works both nationally and internationally. You can listen to Orlagh’s interview above.
Episode 3: Resistance (with Alistair Gentry, Market Project)
Tuesday 23 October 2012, 5 – 5.30pm
Alistair Gentry works in video, animation, installation, photography, text, performance, sound works, programming, electronics, alternate reality games and various hybrid genres or formats derived from them. These commissions and self-initiated works have been seen and heard in digital media, on radio, television and the stage, in art galleries, at film festivals, in print and on the net. Gentry collaborates with illustrators, set designers, actors, scientists, sociologists, and with other visual or performance artists. Recent works have extensively researched and documented factual backgrounds, using scientific or academic forms and research methods either earnestly or satirically.
Episode 4: Co-operation (with Hen Norton, WeDidThis)
Tuesday 30 October 2012, 5 – 5.30pm
Hen Norton co founded crowdfunding platform WeDidThis.org.uk in January 2011. Prior to this and after completing a degree at Trinity College Dublin in English and History of art, Hen worked as a creative producer on a variety of artistic projects that sought to engage diverse and large audiences. Hen’s interests lie in exploring art as a tool to encourage insight, conversations and the cultivation of an alternative language to be used to further social & cultural development. Since WeDidThis’ merger with People Fund It, Hen has turned her attentions to facilitating workshops across the UK, partnering with Arts Council England, A-N magazine, BBC and independent artist collectives amongst others, to empower arts practitioners to explore alternative ways of building their own partnerships, develop and deepen audience relationships and build sustainable funding strategies. Alongside this Hen works as a Creative Cultural Producer developing projects with diverse communities She also works as a consultant to creative and social businesses looking to develop their reach and audiences.
Episode 5: Alternatives (with Francis Martin, artist)
Tuesday 6 November 2012, 5 – 5.30pm
Francis is a self taught painter and a welder by trade.
Episode 6: Lobbying (with Gilane Tawadros, DACS [Design and Artists Copyright Society] )
Tuesday 13 November 2012, 5 – 5.30pm
Gilane Tawadros is Chief Executive of DACS – a not-for-profit rights management organisation, established by artists for artists. Gilane has spent her career in the visual arts, formerly as founding Director of the Institute of International Arts (inIVA) and joint Chief Executive of Rivington Place.
She has curated numerous exhibitions in the UK and abroad and has written extensively on contemporary art. She currently sits on the Boards of EVA (the European Visual Artists Association), Camden Arts Centre and Photoworks.
Accounts was produced and presented by Joanna Callaghan. Joanna Callaghan is a filmmaker and academic. Since 2003 she has been making a series of films on philosophical ideas and is currently working on a feature film inspired from a novel by Jacques Derrida. In 2006 she set up Heraclitus Pictures, an independent production company producing art films, exhibitions and publications.