New Zealander to be 1st artist to draw in space

December 12, 2007 · Print This Article

Makoure Scott
New Zealand artist Makoure Scott paid $200,000 for a seat on the inaugural flight of Virgin Galactic.

Scott is expected to be the first professional artist to draw in space.

Scott is a painter and environmental artist who incorporates elements of Maori and Pakeha cultures in his sculptures and paintings.

He paints using materials such as sand, stone and tree gums from the area to emphasize his organic connection to the land. He has exhibited around the world.

Virgin Galactic plans a number of flights out of a spaceport in New Mexico. They will go into suborbital space, about 100 kilometers above the Earth.

Participants will experience weightlessness — and Scott is hoping to draw while weightless.

Scott has gone for early training for the flight with Virgin Galactic and learned his spacesuit will have to be modified to allow for more hand movement so he can draw.

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Episode 119: James Elkins on Globalism!

December 9, 2007 · Print This Article

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James Elkins
Duncan talks with James Elkins about globalism, imperialism’s and all sorts of lighthearted stuff. This is audio that was recorded this summer at The Stone Theory Institute’s first iteration; 2007: The Globalization of Art, co-organized with Zhivka Valiavicharska.

Bad At Sports sat in on the whole thing and has pretty much every second on tape. We will be posting five sections over the next month or two as raw audio with a short introduction by Elkins himself. These will not be the polished “podio” that you have been used too but for those of you academically inclined it will be freaking awesome…

check the blog regularly as we will update with out notice.

We have a James Elkins original picture of all the scholars involved with their names for download at…http://www.badatsports.com/megsmagic/2007-panorama.jpg

The show opens with an indictment of Duncan’s mean-ness.
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Episode 118: Circus Gallery/Navta Schultz

December 2, 2007 · Print This Article

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Circus Gallery

Marc and Brian interview Dawn Kasper with John Knuth of Circus Gallery featuring Michael Bauer of The Confederacy of Creative Ephemera.

Duncan talks to the delightful Ryan Schultz of Navta Schultz Gallery in Chicago about running a gallery, art fairs and the trajectory of the business.

NEXT WEEK: The Festival of Elkins!!!
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Episode 117: Amanda is back and you’re gonna be in trouble!

November 25, 2007 · Print This Article

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Amanda Browder

Amanda is back and you’re gonna be in trouble, hey nah hey nah, Amanda’s back!!!

Amanda Browder and Nathan Rogers-Madsen talk New York.

Mike Benedetto reveals his Transformer wish.

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A Public Service Announcement from Bad at Sports

November 21, 2007 · Print This Article

A Public Service Announcement on behalf of the House of Holland just in time for the colder months. Be careful to take notes.