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World-building is a valuable tool in art and design. The ability to immerse an audience in a complete world is crucial to the framing of TV shows and movies; corporations, nations, political parties, theatrical productions, and futurists all engage in ‘world-building’. What can artists and designers learn from world-building to enhance and augment their own practice? This is the podcast which accompanies the course at parallel.olliepalmer.com

Parallel Worlds Ollie Palmer

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World-building is a valuable tool in art and design. The ability to immerse an audience in a complete world is crucial to the framing of TV shows and movies; corporations, nations, political parties, theatrical productions, and futurists all engage in ‘world-building’. What can artists and designers learn from world-building to enhance and augment their own practice? This is the podcast which accompanies the course at parallel.olliepalmer.com

    2021.W9.E2 Bonus: Interview with Abi Palmer (rebroadcast)

    2021.W9.E2 Bonus: Interview with Abi Palmer (rebroadcast)

    Note: this interview is a repeat, having been recorded and interviewed last year. Full show notes at 

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    Abi Palmer is a mixed-media artist and writer. Her work often includes themes of disability, gender and multisensory interaction. Her artworks include: Crip Casino, an interactive gambling arcade parodying the wellness industry and institutionalised spaces, displayed at the Tate Modern and Somerset House; and Alchemy, a multisensory poetry game, which won a Saboteur Award in 2016. She has written for BBC Radio, The Guardian and Poetry London. She recently published her first book, Sanatorium, through Penned in the Margins.

    Abi is also my sister, and we frequently collaborate on creative projects together. In this *very* rambling conversation, Abi and I discuss myriad topics, including:

    - Abi's book Sanatorium (out now from Penned in the Margins) - Physical movement (and embodiment) and thought processes - Constraints in creativity - Failure and experimentation - Underpowered vehicles as a metaphor for our creative relationship - Bath-tubs - Numerous artworks we've worked on, including Crip Casino, Nybble, Ant Ballet, etc. - Social media and filmic influences on framing the real world

    Links

    - Sanatorium - Abi's website


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    2021.W9.E2 Bonus: Interview with Tim Clare (rebroadcast)

    2021.W9.E2 Bonus: Interview with Tim Clare (rebroadcast)

    Today's episode is a repeat from last year - the interview with poet, fiction writer, performer, and podcaster Tim Clare.

    Apologies for the low audio quality of my introduction!

    Full transcript of this episode at parallel.olliepalmer.com.

    Links


    Tim’s website

    Tim Clare’s podcast Death of 1000 Cuts (recommended for anyone who wants to write!)

    Follow Tim on Twitter @timclarepoet or buy Tim a Coffee



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    • 1 hr 9 min
    2021.W9.E1 Action: Final assignment

    2021.W9.E1 Action: Final assignment

    The time has come! It's the last assignment of the course. 


    Today's exercises:


    Continuous writing, in reflection on your life, thoughts, and feelings at the moment
    5 minutes

    Make a narrative audio work of 6-12 minutes’ length which includes elements of:
    your real, daily life and/or artistic practice
    a parallel, fictional world of your choosing

    The role of this exercise is to enact the learnings of this course – the process of world-building and narrative writing – in one concise audio work.
    The audio work can be real and/or fictionalised. It can use autobiography, fiction, found sounds, your own foley – whatever helps you to take the listener on a journey between two worlds. It should carefully consider the emotional journey you wish for a listener to go through, using principles of ‘framing’ we have discussed throughout this podcast.

    Full notes at parallel.olliepalmer.com


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    • 15 min
    2021.W8.E5 Action: Your worst review

    2021.W8.E5 Action: Your worst review

    What's your worst review?




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    • 24 min
    2021.W8.E4 Action: Your best review

    2021.W8.E4 Action: Your best review

    Today we're reflecting on our immediate surroundings, then writing the ideal review of your work.



    Full show notes at parallel.olliepalmer.com


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    • 28 min
    2021.W8.E3 Action: Synthesis

    2021.W8.E3 Action: Synthesis

    Combining your ideas! 

    Full show notes, transcription and exercises at parallel.olliepalmer.com


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    • 29 min

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