20 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 equity.

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    • Visual Arts
    • 4.9, 27 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 equity.

    Back to Earth: Systems and Sprouts

    Back to Earth: Systems and Sprouts

    How are artists using technologies to imagine alternate realities, new alien languages and manipulate time? Systems and Sprouts is a new episode with host Victoria Sin and guest host Victoria Ivanova, together they explore the ways technology is being used as a connector to things we don’t usually perceive, from extinct species and ancient landscapes to space bacteria and the manipulation of time itself. Interviews include Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Yasaman Sheri and sound works by Jenna Sutela. 

    • 43 min
    Back to Earth: Tracing the Roots

    Back to Earth: Tracing the Roots

    What does design look like when it begins from a position of ecological responsibility? What does designing with and for the non-human mean? Host Victoria Sin is joined by Rebecca Lewin, Curator of Exhibitions and Design, together they dive into everything from eco-design led exhibition making, to asking questions about the future of design education and ecological practices. Lewin is joined by Formafantasma, Dunne & Raby and sound works from Black Quantum Futurism.

    • 42 min
    Back to Earth: By Leaves We Listen

    Back to Earth: By Leaves We Listen

    How can botanical knowledge support practices of ecological and personal healing? In episode 4: By Leaves We Listen, hosts Victoria Sin and Lucia Pietroiusti are joined by Emma Nicolson. Emma moderates a roundtable with artists Keg de Souza, Nabihah Iqbal and botanist Greg Kenicer. Featuring sound works by Rachel Pimm and Keg de Souza. Image: 2019, Rachel Pimm, (The Great Exhibition of) The Works of Cash Crops. Back to Earth is supported by Outset Partners’ Grant.

    • 40 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 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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