Inspiring discussions with artists and collaborators in pursuit of creating positive impact through participatory and interactive art exhibitions.
WAFDust Podcast 21 - "Burning Man, What's It Like?" with Annabelle Redfern, Psychologist
In WAFDust podcast #21, we explore what it's like to be a newbie on the Playa, by chatting with Psychologist Annabelle Redfern who went to Burning Man for the first time in 2019.
Her clinical assessment is both a reminder of every Burners' first time, as well as a self-help guide for those planning to make the pilgrimage whenever the event is next held.
This is also a question that comes up often in our Clubhouse chats.
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WAFDust Podcast 20 - "Trasparenza" with Andrea Greenlees
In WAFDust podcast #20 we finally install Trasparenza by Andrea Greenlees, the penultimate piece in our inaugural exhibition at Ashton Court in Bristol. The process took two days, and a team of burners braved sun, wind and rain to place the acrylic monument next to the Rose Garden.
Trasparenza was first built for Burning Man 2016 and joins "Bristol Boo" by Paige Tashner, "Zlatico" by Cjay Roughgarden, and "Ohm Boy" by Hugo Farmer. All the pieces will be on public display in Bristol for the next 12 months.
Andrea talks about her inspiration for the piece, and hints about the trails and tribulations of creating and transporting big art for an event in America, while living here in the UK.
WAFDust Podcast 19 - "Art of Burning Man" with Photographer NK Guy
In WAFDust podcast #19 we gaze through the lens of photographer NK Guy, and check out his book the "Art of Burning Man, a project that took 16-years to complete.
NK Guy chats about building relationships with artists, having a photograph featured at the Smithsonian, and how Burning Man made him a photographer.
WAFDust Podcast 18 - "Art of Science" - Bart Grob, & Ilana Sandelowsky
In WAFDust podcast #18 we check-in on the Burner community in the Netherlands with Bart Grob, & Ilana Sandelowsky.
They give us the lowdown on Burning Man Netherlands, the Art Jump grant programme used to fund artist's with transportation costs, and plans to showcase the science behind Burning Man art at Leiden 2022 - part of the European City of Culture.
WAFDust Podcast 17 - "Good Vibrations" - Aaron Taylor Kuffner, Gamelatron
In WAFDust podcast #17, Katie Eldridge is in conversation with Aaron Taylor Kuffner, creator of Gamelatron, sound producing kinetic sculptures.
Aaron explains how he took inspiration from Indonesia’s Gamelan, a thousand-year-old sonic tradition, to compose unique digital sonic immersive experiences, that have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, and Burning Man amongst other places around the world.
WAFDust Podcast 16 - "The Colour of Black Rock" - Erin Douglas, Black Burner Project
In WAFDust podcast #16 we chat with Erin Douglas, creator of the Black Burner Project about her experiences as a person of colour at Burning Man.
She explains the inspiration behind the project, how a visit to Black Rock City can change lives, and her determination to document the event in a way that shows it is a safe place for her community.