Interviews with artists working at the crossroads of contemporary art and education.
The Leap Then Look Podcast aims to explore the rich and diverse contemporary art practices of artists who choose to work in educational or participatory settings. This may include galleries and other arts organisations, schools, universities or community settings.
The first series of interviews has been supported by an A-N artists bursary and included interviews with collaborators Annis Joslin and Sarah Cole, Natalie Zervou-Kerruish and duo Pester and Rossi.
Music courtesy of Chris Watkins.
Leap Then Look Podcast: Natalie Zervou-Kerruish
An interview with artist Natalie Zervou-Kerruish about her restless sculpture, work with children and collaboration. Natalie discusses her approach to sculpture, as inviting or being suggestive of movement and bodily interaction, action research, Reggio Emilia and the surprises that can happen when collaborating with other people.
Leap Then Look Podcast: Pester and Rossi
An interview with Glaswegian artist duo Pester and Rossi about their wide ranging participatory practice, including large-scale installations, events, parades and community projects. They discuss the ethics of letting people do what they like with your work, spending materials budgets on paying other people and forming an all female art-punk band. They are currently running a new project called Rumpus Room at the Govanhill Community Centre in Glasgow.
Leap Then Look Podcast: Annis Joslin and Sarah Cole
An interview with artists Annis Joslin and Sarah Cole about their collaborative, participatory practice, in particular a recent project called Messy Business with Joining Hands Joining Hearts, a group for women in Kent who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. The project was co-commissioned by People United. Despite the weight of these women's experiences Annis and Sarah approached the project with characteristic humour and sensitivity. We talk to them about their approach to running workshops, working together and on reforming the material into an installation called The Light and the Load at Fabrica in Brighton.