As many of us are currently confined at home in many places of the world, and while we keep in our minds and in our hearts those who have no choice but to be at risk from the ongoing worldwide pandemic, because they’re doctors, nurses, cashiers, workers, homeless, incarcerated, or in any other precarious situation, we wanted to provide you with a daily podcast to use this time to reflect and organizing without talking about the pandemic itself — there might be already enough about it.
The concept is very simple. Every day, we ask one person the same question: “what is for you a moment of true decolonization?” The answer can be a historial moment or something they witnessed; something heroic and grandiose, or rather discreet and mundane; a durable blow to the structures of colonialism or a short instant of liberation.
We thank you for listening and wish you and your loved ones the very best wherever you are.
A podcast series produced by the Art Institute and TBA21–Academy. It should be viewed as the beginning of a series of humble but meaningful audio and video productions that address these very issues. Now that we are so worried about our own existence, we should also consider the existence of other non-human forms of life. Now that we are so anxious about our future, we may be able to understand the fear held by nature, by the oceans, by all those that have felt threatened by our actions. We really hope you enjoy this series and we are looking forward to providing further content and artistic input on the matter very soon here and via social media channels as well as the Ocean Archive by TBA21–Academy.
In addition to Chus Martínez, head of the Art Institute, and Markus Reymann, director of TBA21–Academy, the conversations include marine scientists Skye Morét and Marzia Rovere, geneticist Alexander Tarakhovsky, writer Ingo Niermann, and Francesca Mussi, a researcher in international law, as well as artists Julieta Aranda, Elena Mazzi, Marco Roso, Teresa Solar, and Lena Maria Thüring. The recordings have been made during The Current II, Summer School and Convening #2: Phenomenal Ocean, both led by Chus Martínez and held in September 2019 at TBA21–Academy and Ocean Space in Venice, a venue whose primary aim is to enhance the process and demands of becoming Earth through a dialogue between art, science, advocacy, and activism.
Participants of the Public Events: The Current II Convening #2: Phenomenal Ocean:
Carsten Aniksdal, Julieta Aranda, Amanda Coulson, DIS (Marco Roso), Elena Mazzi, Skye Morét, Francesca Mussi, Katrin Niedermeier, Ingo Niermann, Markus Reymann, Tabita Rezaire, Marzia Rovere, Teresa Solar, Alexander Tarakhovsky, Lena Maria Thüring, Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, special contribution by Niño de Elche
Moderated by Chus Martínez
Participants of the Summer School #2 at the Ocean Space:
Hamza Amleh, Vela Arbutina, Céline Maria Brunko, Nadine Cueni, Damien Juillard, Leah Joséphine Nehmert, Jacob Ott, Diogo Pinto (Art Institute); Sonia Barbey, Mattia Bussola, María Valeria Biondo (A plus A, The School for Curatorial Studies, Venice)
The Summer School was mentored by Thomas Lempertz, Teresa Solar, Lena Maria Thüring, María Montero Sierra, and Marion Ritzmann. With the special participation of Jane da Mosto, Fabio Cavallari, Angela Pomaro (ISMAR), and Microclima.
dos focuses on conversations in, about, and with exhibitions.
dos commissions and edits conversations between two visitors to an exhibition to emphasize subjective experience and meaning-making at large. dos conversations can be streamed, followed as an RSS feed, or accessed as a podcast.
dos conjures their listeners as eavesdroppers and vicarious visitors who experience exhibitions on their own time, partaking in a continuum of physical experience and shared interpersonal thinking.
Failed Architecture (FA) reconnects architecture with the real world. By opening up new perspectives on the built environment, we seek to explore the meaning of architecture in contemporary society. Since 2011, we have been providing an inclusive platform for critical urban discourse, fueled by unconventional narratives from an international network of contributors.
Architecture continues to fail because we are stuck in a global economic system which puts profit above everything else, reproducing social and political conditions that undermine people’s control over their built environment. Meanwhile, the (architectural) media reduces the design of society to a spectacular image. As a result, the public is left with a shallow understanding of what architecture is and what it can be.
FA challenges dominant spatial fashions and explores alternative realities, reaching far beyond the architectural community. We combine personal stories with research and reflection, always remaining committed to the idea that architecture is about social justice and climate justice, pop culture and subculture, representation and imagination, and everything that happens after the building’s been built.
Hidden Noise was a biweekly arts and culture podcast hosted by Abby Sandler and Rebecca Ann Siegel, from 2017-2018.
From comprehensive reviews of our favorite shows to candid interviews with contemporary artists, Hidden Noise takes a closer look at art and culture in New York.
Interview series between contemporary artists, hosted by Cat Kron and David Roesing.
A podcast series by Eric Li and Jonathan Zong
A show about space and the consequences of our designs. Each episode features one author on a new book that offers critical ways of understanding the worlds we make. Transdisciplinary perspectives from across the arts, social sciences, and humanities. Once a week, from Thinkbelt.
Junior Aspirin is an independent record label run by Andy Cooke (London), Dan Fox (New York), Ashley Marlowe (Brighton) and Nathaniel Mellors (LA / Amsterdam). Founded in London in 2002, the label has released singles, LPs and compilations by a diverse roster of artists, covering a range of music from garage rock, through post-punk to improvised electronics and – with the release of Invisible Polytechnic’s version of Terry Riley’s ‘In C’ in 2011 – modern composition. JA produce all the own artwork for their releases, or collaborate with artist friends and colleagues. Furthermore, the series of podcasts has developed into an ongoing collaboration between the label and the New York/Los Angeles based group Dexter Sinister for their Serving Library; in 2011 they produced four ‘audio lectures’ for the Serving Library’s residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, and for Dexter Sinister’s exhibition at Artists Space, New York.
Lonely Samurai is a podcast of topical conversations produced by artist Anicka Yi. The program was born out of the post-Occupy climate, when the dialogue just seemed to stop after the movement got shut down. The first four inaugural episodes were recorded at the gallery Chapter NY.
Medium Rotation presents conversations and sonic experiences that probe the conditions (and counter the received ideas) of our time, among other times. Each season of the podcast is animated by the concerns of an issue of the magazine, which are addressed by artists, writers, and scholars. The first season, Omniaudience, asks how we understand ourselves and others through listening—and what the obstacles to listening reveal about our society. Omniaudience also testifies to the power we exercise as listeners to act in concert with each other, and to amplify voices that might not otherwise be heard.
The first season of Medium Rotation is hosted by Alexander Provan, Triple Canopy’s editor, and Nikita Gale, an artist and longtime collaborator. They speak with—and present compositions, monologues, and oral histories by—Harmony Holiday, Derica Shields, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, and Tashi Wada. The six episodes ask: How do musical genres reinforce segregation? How is freedom conflated with speech? How are performers silenced or raised from the dead (and turned into intellectual property)? How does the demand to be heard manifest in song and protest, supercharged subwoofers and property violence?
Debuting on February 1, 2021, the Mirror with a Memory podcast focuses on different facets of the conversation around artificial intelligence and photography—from biometrics and racial bias to the ways that we perceive the environment and international borders. Hosted by renowned American artist Martine Syms, the six-episode series features leading artists and thinkers in dialogue accompanied by excerpts from important artworks, unpacking the ways in which the collision of photography, surveillance, and artificial intelligence impacts everyone.