Serpentine London brings you a seasonal podcast on art and ideas featuring thematic episodes that bring together the artists, writers, and thinkers of our time to explore questions around ecology, technology, and equity.
Presents: Future Ecologies: On Fire – Part 1 “Camas, Cores, and Spores”
“Camas, Cores, and Spores”
On the occasion of the General Ecology festival, The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish: The Understory of the Understory, Serpentine Podcast hosts the three-part series, "On Fire" from Future Ecologies: A story of burning, first released in 2018. Sign up to The Understory of the Understory at https://bit.ly/FishyGround.
Back to Earth: Can I Get Back To You?
The concluding episode of this podcast season examines the past, present and future of the Back to Earth project, which invites artists to respond to climate emergency. Where are we now and where could we be going? Featuring work by Himali Singh Soin, Dario Villanueva and Bhanu Kapil. Back to Earth is supported by Fiorucci Art Trust, Nicoletta Fiorucci Russo De Li Galli and Outset Contemporary Art Fund.
Back to Earth: Queer Currents
What is queer ecology? How do queer theory and artistic practice inform environmental activism and climate justice? How can we think decolonisation and queerness together? Victoria Sin welcomes guest host Kostas Stasinopoulos to dive into transformation, queerness, the natural and unnatural, wild, decolonial and submerged perspectives. They are joined by Ama Josephine Budge, Macarena Gómez-Barris and Jack Halberstam they ask: “where does wildness live?”.
Back to Earth: Standing with the Forest
Today’s episode features perspectives from self-organised Indigenous organisations at the front line of extraction and climate change, as well as artists researching our more-than-human entanglements. Released on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, Standing with the Forest supports and platforms campaigns at the intersection of Indigenous activism and ecology. Support the work of APIB: http://apib.info/apoie/?lang=en
Back to Earth: Systems and Sprouts
How are artists using technologies to imagine alternate realities, new alien languages and manipulate time? Systems and Sprouts is a new episode with host Victoria Sin and guest host Victoria Ivanova, together they explore the ways technology is being used as a connector to things we don’t usually perceive, from extinct species and ancient landscapes to space bacteria and the manipulation of time itself. Interviews include Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Yasaman Sheri and sound works by Jenna Sutela.
Back to Earth: Tracing the Roots
What does design look like when it begins from a position of ecological responsibility? What does designing with and for the non-human mean? Host Victoria Sin is joined by Rebecca Lewin, Curator of Exhibitions and Design, together they dive into everything from eco-design led exhibition making, to asking questions about the future of design education and ecological practices. Lewin is joined by Formafantasma, Dunne & Raby and sound works from Black Quantum Futurism.