A podcast that listens in to the artists, directors, producers and publishers who are reshaping the future of arts and culture. Produced as part of Culture Reset, a project by people make it work. Editor: Marcin Pawlik. Produced by: Claire Doherty and David Micklem. www.culturereset.org.
Preparing for the revolution with Jackie Wylie
In this episode writer and producer David Micklem talks to Jackie Wylie, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of National Theatre of Scotland. The National Theatre of Scotland is a theatre without walls set up 15 years ago to make exceptional,...
Passing down and diallng up with Sydney Festival Director Wesley Enoch
In this episode, Claire Doherty talks with Wesley Enoch, Artistic Director of the Sydney Festival. A proud Noonuccal Nuugi man, Wesley Enoch has been responsible for some of Australia’s best-known indigenous theatre productions. He was appointed as the...
Seeking revenge from the heart of the apocalypse with Tania El Khoury
In this episode writer and producer David Micklem talks to Tania El Khoury. Tania is a live artist based in London and Beirut. Over 15 years she has created a body of interactive installations and performances in which the audience is an active collaborator. Her solo work has been translated into multiple languages and shown in 32 countries.
She is the recipient of the International Live Art Prize, the Total Theatre Innovation Award and the Arches Brick Award. She has recently been announced as Distinguished Artist in Residence of Theater and Performance at Bard College in upstate New York.
In this episode Tania talks about how she seeks revenge through her art – for the corruption and crises in Lebanese politics, and for the huge blast on 4th August that destroyed much of the capital, Beirut. She describes her experience of this tragedy and how the trauma of being born and growing up in a civil war has made her who she is. She gives an outsider’s view of the landscape in the UK and reflects on the responsibilities she feels around representation – as a woman of colour, from Lebanon.
Recorded remotely during Covid lockdown in Summer 2020.
To read more about Tania’s work visit https://taniaelkhoury.com/ and https://www.artsadmin.co.uk/profiles/tania-el-khoury/
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Edited by Marcin Pawlik with additional recording support from Mike Palmer
Produced by Claire Doherty and David Micklem
Postcards to the Future is a People Make It Work project for Culture Reset, funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation. To download a transcription of this podcast, go to culturereset.org.
Talking cash, the hustle and the urgency of reinvention with Nato Thompson
Philadelphia-based curator and author, Nato Thompson was chief curator at Creative Time 2007-2017 and recently has been developing ideas for a civically engaged contemporary museum in Philadelphia. His Instagram Live series - Let's Talk Alternatives - has brought together change-makers, activists and artists globally. Here Nato talks candidly about his roots, what scares him and his aspirations for the way we might make new worlds.
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Nato mentions the following projects:
The Interventionists at Mass MoCA
Rick Lowe's Project Row Houses in Houston
Theaster Gates' Rebuild Foundation in Chicago
Christine Tohme's Ashkal Alwan in Beirut
Beautiful things happen when different worlds meet with Farooq Chaudhry
In this episode writer and producer David Micklem talks to Farooq Chaudhry – co-founder of the world-renowned Akram Khan dance company and one of the UK’s leading producers. Through a 20 year collaboration, Farooq has built a company that has provided...
Unlearning and remaking with Nina Simon
In this episode, Claire Doherty talks to Nina Simon, author of The Participatory Museum and the Art of Relevance, and formerly transformational Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) and now CEO of OF/BY/FOR ALL - a...