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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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    • 4.9 • 36 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: Moss Matters

    Back to Earth: Moss Matters

    Moss Matters is a sound work devised by students of the Royal College of Art’s School of Architecture studio ADS3, on the occasion of Serpentine's Back to Earth project. Moss Matters, explores the urban ecology of London’s moss species, revealing what these resilient organisms can teach us about the life of the city. Listen from anywhere, or download the map and follow the audio walk along the Regent's Canal, London, at mossmatters.org.
    For more information on moss and how to get involved, please visit the British Bryological Society.
    For more information on Moss Matters and the ongoing collaboration with ADS3, visit the Serpentine website.
    Moss Matters was conceived and produced by ADS3 2020-2021: Andrea Chan, Leen Ajlan, Michelle Sin, Andrew Reynolds, Nien-Hsun Huang, Wilza Silva Mendes, Nadia Lesniarek-Hamid, Cristina de Loya, Henna Patel, Daniel Innes, Sooyeon Jeong and Henry Valori. ADS3: Refuse Trespassing Our Bodies was led in 2020-21 by Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe.

    • 26 min
    Playtesting: Co-Creation

    Playtesting: Co-Creation

    How can gaming and virtual world-building help us design better cultural architecture and infrastructures? What does the metaverse show us about community building and the co-creation of experience? And what do ‘antecedent’ technologies have to show us about creating ethical frameworks? Taking an intergenerational view, we join Native American artist and technologist Amelia Winger-Bearskin and Andie Nordgren, of popular MMORPG Eve Online and Director of Live Platforms for Unity to find ways through the hidden architectures and decentralised ethics of the metaverse and its precedents.
    Playtesting is presented by Tamar Clarke-Brown, Serpentine Arts Technologies and produced in collaboration with Sasha Edye-Lindner from Reduced Listening.
    Additional sound design by Alx Suutoo Dabo.

    • 28 min
    Playtesting: Counter-Archives

    Playtesting: Counter-Archives

    ‘Justice is an ongoing methodology’ - Ruha Benjamin.  
    What can digital assets and datasets do for Black liberation and social justice? From broken mechanics to Black Trans gospel, magic circles to terms and conditions of engagement, we join Berlin-based artist Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (Blacktransarchive.com) and New York based artist LaJune McMillian (The Black Movement Library) to find out how these artists are building counter-archives towards liberation through alternative practices of digital archiving and creation. 
    Playtesting is presented by Tamar Clarke-Brown, Serpentine Arts Technologies and produced in collaboration with Sasha Edye-Lindner from Reduced Listening.
    Additional sound design by Alx Suutoo Dabo.

    • 30 min
    Back to Earth: 140 Ideas - Maya Lin

    Back to Earth: 140 Ideas - Maya Lin

    Back to Earth presents a new mini-podcast series inspired by the publication of 140 Artists’ Ideas for Planet Earth, a collaboration between Serpentine and Penguin. Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Kostas Stasinopoulos, this book is part of Back to Earth, Serpentine’s long-term project dedicated to the environment and the climate emergency.
    For this podcast series we’ve invited five artists from the book to share their contributions and take us on a journey through actions and thoughts their instructions might inspire. In this episode, artist and environmentalist Maya Lin invites us to give half our yard back to nature and explores how implementing nature-based solutions in agriculture and forestry has a substantial effect in the climate emergency.
    Back to Earth is curated and produced by Rebecca Lewin, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lucia Pietroiusti, Jo Paton, Holly Shuttleworth and Kostas Stasinopoulos.
    Special thanks to Bettina Korek, CEO of Serpentine, Bloomberg Philanthropies and all the advisors Claude Adjil, Brian Eno, Alice Rawsthorn, Kevin Conroy Scott and Yesomi Umolu for their insightful advice on this book.
    This series of five artist episodes is produced by Deborah Shorinde for Reduced Listening, with music from Femi Oriogun-Williams.

    • 4 min
    Back to Earth: 140 Ideas - Bhanu Kapil

    Back to Earth: 140 Ideas - Bhanu Kapil

    Back to Earth presents a new mini-podcast series inspired by the publication of 140 Artists’ Ideas for Planet Earth, a collaboration between Serpentine and Penguin. Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Kostas Stasinopoulos, this book is part of Back to Earth, Serpentine’s long-term project dedicated to the environment and the climate emergency.
    For this podcast series we’ve invited five artists from the book to share their contributions and take us on a journey through actions and thoughts their instructions might inspire. In this episode, poet Bhanu Kapil shares a creative gesture to link cosmic energy to the earthly domain and an instruction for all those fighting for climate justice focusing on the question: What do you never want to experience in this space?
    Back to Earth is curated and produced by Rebecca Lewin, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lucia Pietroiusti, Jo Paton, Holly Shuttleworth and Kostas Stasinopoulos.
    Special thanks to Bettina Korek, CEO of Serpentine, Bloomberg Philanthropies and all the advisors Claude Adjil, Brian Eno, Alice Rawsthorn, Kevin Conroy Scott and Yesomi Umolu for their insightful advice on this book.
    This series of five artist episodes is produced by Deborah Shorinde for Reduced Listening, with music from Femi Oriogun-Williams.

    • 5 min
    Back to Earth: 140 Ideas - Cauleen Smith

    Back to Earth: 140 Ideas - Cauleen Smith

    Back to Earth presents a new mini-podcast series inspired by the publication of 140 Artists’ Ideas for Planet Earth, a collaboration between Serpentine and Penguin. Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Kostas Stasinopoulos, this book is part of Back to Earth, Serpentine’s long-term project dedicated to the environment and the climate emergency.
    For this podcast series we’ve invited five artists from the book to share their contributions and take us on a journey through actions and thoughts their instructions might inspire. In this episode, filmmaker Cauleen Smith talks us through a summer cocktail recipe for colonizers, asks us to consider our direct relationship with our surroundings and encourages us to think about our own culpability, violence and extraction.
    Back to Earth is curated and produced by Rebecca Lewin, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lucia Pietroiusti, Jo Paton, Holly Shuttleworth and Kostas Stasinopoulos.
    Special thanks to Bettina Korek, CEO of Serpentine, Bloomberg Philanthropies and all the advisors Claude Adjil, Brian Eno, Alice Rawsthorn, Kevin Conroy Scott and Yesomi Umolu for their insightful advice on this book.
    This series of five artist episodes is produced by Deborah Shorinde for Reduced Listening, with music from Femi Oriogun-Williams.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 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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