11 episodes

FIELD WORK is a new podcast on contemporary Australian art.

FIELD WORK Bus Projects

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FIELD WORK is a new podcast on contemporary Australian art.

    Episode 8 - Environmental activism, with Raquel Ormella

    Episode 8 - Environmental activism, with Raquel Ormella

    In Episode 8, the final episode of season one of FIELD WORK, Drew Pettifer speaks to artist Raquel Ormella and Greens MP Adam Bandt about environmental activism and social change. Raquel Ormella is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice encompasses video, objects, drawing and writing. Her work looks at the complex relationship between humans and the natural environment and the effects of political language on national identity, reflecting processes of self-examination, political consciousness and social action. Season two of FIELD WORK will launch in late 2018.

    • 25 min
    Episode 7 - Bioethics with Stelarc

    Episode 7 - Bioethics with Stelarc

    In Episode 7, Drew Pettifer speaks to artist Stelarc and Professor Peter Singer about bioethics, biotechnology and the body. Stelarc is a performance artist whose work explores and expands the concept of the body and its relationship with technology. He is renowned for his early body suspension pieces with hooks into the skin. Throughout his career he has used medical instruments, prosthetics, robotics, Virtual Reality systems, the internet and biotechnology to engineer intimate and involuntary interfaces with the body.

    • 26 min
    Episode 6 - Queer Rights and Representation with William Yang

    Episode 6 - Queer Rights and Representation with William Yang

    In Episode 6, Drew Pettifer speaks to artist William Yang, the Hon Michael Kirby and academic Paul Sendziuk about queer rights, the AIDS pandemic and representation. William Yang is a prolific storyteller. His photographs and monologues with slide projections describe his experience of coming to terms with his identity as a gay Chinese Australian. Yang’s work is a rich visual record of queer histories and struggles, as well as a personal exploration of his Chinese heritage and family relationships. Often inscribed with handwritten commentary, his visual stories offer insightful reflections on cultural identity.

    FIELD WORK is produced by Channon Goodwin, Drew Pettifer, and supported by Bus Projects with funding from Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. Audio production, editing and mixing by Bec Fary. FIELD WORK theme music is by Martin King and graphic design is by Lachlan Siu.

    • 37 min
    Episode 5 - Fashion and Identity with Lyndal Walker

    Episode 5 - Fashion and Identity with Lyndal Walker

    In Episode 5, Drew Pettifer speaks to artist Lyndal Walker, academic Ricarda Bigolin and curator Pippa Milne about the relationship between fashion and identity. Lyndal Walker’s work interrogates the construction of images, gender roles and our relationship to time. Fashion, as reference, subject matter and context has been important to her practice and her work emerges out of an ambivalent relationship to consumer culture.

    • 28 min
    Episode 4 - Intersectional Feminism with Eugenia Lim

    Episode 4 - Intersectional Feminism with Eugenia Lim

    In Episode 4, Drew Pettifer speaks to artist Eugenia Lim, academic Carolyn D’Cruz and curator Paola Balla about the complexities of intersectional feminism. Eugenia Lim works across video, performance and installation. She is interested in how nationalism and stereotypes are formed, inventing personas to explore the tensions between alienation and belonging in a globalised world.

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    More info: http://fieldworkpodcast.com.au/
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    FIELD WORK is produced by Channon Goodwin, Drew Pettifer, and supported by Bus Projects with funding from Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. Audio production, editing and mixing by Bec Fary. FIELD WORK theme music is by Martin King and graphic design is by Lachlan Siu.

    • 26 min
    Episode 3.5 - Biennales 2018

    Episode 3.5 - Biennales 2018

    In this Bonus Episode of FIELD WORK, Drew Pettifer speaks to the Director of the Sydney Biennale and the Director of the Adelaide Biennial about their visions for their biennales.

    • 17 min

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