17 episodes

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 equality.

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    • Visual Arts
    • 4.9, 25 Ratings

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 equality.

    General Ecology: We Make Tomorrow

    General Ecology: We Make Tomorrow

    What are artists’ roles in knowing or making tomorrow? What are alternative ways of knowing our planet? Victoria Sin and Lucia Pietroiusti return to their roots of General Ecology, with conversations recorded at a summit organised by creative sustainability charity Julie's Bicycle. Featuring Alison Tickell, Zadie Xa, Climate Symphony and Cosmo Sheldrake. Image credit: Zadie Xa, Moon Poetics 4: Courageous Earth Critters and Dangerous Day Dreamers (2020). Supported by Outset Contemporary Art Fund.

    • 37 min
    Back to Earth: Drops Make an Ocean

    Back to Earth: Drops Make an Ocean

    In Episode 3, hosts Victoria Sin & Lucia Pietroiusti dive into one of the core ecological principles of Back to Earth: we are all interconnected, smaller pieces of a larger whole. Featuring conversations with Brian Eno and Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Elizabeth Povinelli of Karrabing Film Collective, as well as sound works by Tabita Rezaire and clips from Karrabing’s 2018 film, The Mermaids, or Aiden in Wonderland.
    Image: Tabita Rezaire, Lubricate Coil Engine, 2017. Supported by Outset Contemporary Art Fund.

    • 43 min
    Back to Earth: Sowing the Seeds

    Back to Earth: Sowing the Seeds

    How are artists developing campaigns for the Earth? How can an artwork reconnect us with the environment? Can we "feel" the speed of climate change, or hear the sounds of a seed? Episode 2, hosts Victoria Sin & Lucia Pietroiusti welcome Ayesha Tan Jones, James Bridle & Cecilia Vicuña, three artists participating in Back to Earth, to begin to sow the seeds of their multifaceted campaigns.
    Image: Semiya/Seed Songs, Cecilia Vicuña, 2015.  Back to Earth is supported by Outset Contemporary Art Fund.

    • 36 min
    Back to Earth: How Do We Get There?

    Back to Earth: How Do We Get There?

    How can art respond to the climate emergency? How can society collectively self-transform? How can an arts institution contribute to discourse around the climate crisis in a meaningful way? Hosts Victoria Sin and Lucia Pietroiusti welcome the new series with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Suzanne Dhaliwal, Cooking Sections, students from the RCA and sound works by Brian Eno, to take things Back to Earth.

    Image: The Mermaids, Karrabing Film Collective 2018. Supported by Outset Contemporary Art Fund.

    • 34 min
    General Ecology: With Plants

    General Ecology: With Plants

    Roots move towards water. Leaves grow towards the sun. Plants don’t have neurons… Does it matter? How else can they remember, and learn from their experiences? We consider plant intelligence, and what we mean when we talk about intelligence in the first place. Join us in thinking with plants.

    • 28 min
    General Ecology: Plantsex

    General Ecology: Plantsex

    Ancient Greeks used orchids and lettuce to enhance and suppress sexual appetite. Thinking beyond plants as a backdrop or decoration, what do they teach us about sex and desire? Reflecting on the long and deep relationship between botany, eroticism, agriculture and myth, this episode will make you see, hear and feel plants like never before.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

gabe2121212121 ,

Complex and lovely

Love the way this show talks through big ideas from the artists point of view - such a refreshing POV

simon4444444 ,

Best arts podcast!

Best place to listen to art discourse without feeling lost

JessNowThen ,

Great!

Love the chemistry between the cohosts Victoria and Lucia!

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