Episode: 641 Anna Metcalfe and Holly Hanessian

Episode: 641 Anna Metcalfe and Holly Hanessian


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Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are joined by Anna Metcalfe and Holly Hanessian to discuss their cohort, The Socially Engaged Craft Collective (SECC), a group focusing on the social aspects historically connected to craft objects and materials. We suss out the intersection of ceramic objects and sustainable models of agriculture and water consumption.

Episode 640: Lizania Cruz aka. We the News

Episode 640: Lizania Cruz aka. We the News


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Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement:

We are joined by the ever-inspiring, Lizania Cruz, who takes us into the world of her latest project, We the News. Cruz discusses her work creating and distributing immigrant-focused publications and products for her nomadic newsstand. We learn the history and future of WTN, including collaborations with Black Alliance of Just Immigration (BAJI) and The Laundromat Project through the first ever, one-year Artist Residency.

Episode 639: Art and Ecology

Episode 639: Art and Ecology


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This week features a soil + social practice mega-interview conducted live at Open Engagement 2018. The conversation includes Francesca Fiore and Hillary Wagner explaining what their collaborative effort SOIL SERIES is, and how the project fits into the context of its rural Appalachian setting. Margaretha Haughwout discusses her project for the conference (Trees of Tomorrow) as well as her work with Guerrilla Grafters. And Sarah Nelson Wright describes the various iterations of the group effort Chance Ecologies. The imaginative and practical potential of soil + social practice connects all these practices and provides the framework for the dialogue.

Episode 638: Joan Giroux

Episode 638: Joan Giroux


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Listener Warning: be not confused by the unfamiliar sounds greeting your ears at the outset of this broadcast. Bad @ SportsCenter has a brand-new theme song to introduce this week’s guest, artist and educator, Joan Giroux. Inspired by land rights activism in Chicago, Giroux monopolizes the airwaves, discussing her latest project on display at MCA’s The Commons Artist Project. Brain and Ryan are faced with the Letterbox Challenge, one of the many interactive modes of play developed by Giroux for this exhibit, advocating the preservation of the city’s open green spaces against political and commercial development.

Episode 637: Lindsey French

Episode 637: Lindsey French


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On this week’s Bad at Sports Center, Artist Lindsey French opens up about her ongoing dialog with all things vegetal. French’s work is a multi-faceted collaboration with the natural world, giving voice to the photosynthetic, and openly conspiring with the notorious poison ivy. Her most recent project is currently on display in “Plants and Animals,” a group show at Bridgeport’s The Learning Machine. We make you say “OOO”, as we term up the volume over object-oriented ontology, and we review the movies Toy Story and Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin. Classic.