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.
On Practice: Walking
On Practice: Walking asks how does walking shape our experience of the city? How can it be used as a tool for resistance and change? Featuring artist Sam Curtis’s Changing Play project with children from the Portman Early Childhood centre, Which Way Now? alongside interviews with anthropologist Tim Ingold, campaign group Voice of Domestic Workers and writer Katouche Goll.
On Practice: Listening
On Practice: Listening asks: How can listening form a space of political encounter? What is the difference between listening and hearing? How do other people hear? This episode features artist Ain Bailey’s collaboration with Micro Rainbow alongside recordings from Pauline Oliveros’ tuning meditations, a sound piece from artist collective Ultra-red and a contribution from academic and sound practitioner Ximena Alarcón.
On Practice: Cooking
On Practice: Cooking asks how cooking can bring people together and provide nourishment and care? What are the ways that cooking together can open up difficult conversations - about racism, colonialism and migration? Including: Jasleen Kaur’s collaboration with women from the Portman Early Childhood Centre through the Changing Play project Everyday Resistance, Yogyakarta based artist and researcher Elia Nurvista’s and researcher and cook Fozia Ismail.
General Ecology: The Story of the Understory of the Understory
What are earth, land, soil, ground and dirt? Join us in that place which is simultaneously ground, land, soil and Earth, that is to say, where diverse species come together, collaborate, communicate and constitute one another but also where complex systems of redistribution of toxicity, logics of extraction and geopolitics meet. This episode is a collaboration between Future Ecologies and Serpentine Podcast.
A Gift for the Season: tarax’sup?
Released on the Winter Equinox, 21 December 2020, tarax'sup? is a short meditative exercise inspired by the common dandelion written and performed by Sophia Al-Maria, with music by Kelsey Lu and cover art by Tosh Basco (boychild).
Recorded by Thibault Verdron in Arles, France with special thanks to LUMA Foundation. Mastered by Heba Kadry.
Dedicated to the memory of Rainbow, canine companion of artist Precious Okoyomon.
Curated by Tamar Clarke-Brown, Eva Jäger, Melissa Blanchflower and Kay Watson.
Presents: Future Ecologies: On Fire – Part 3 "In the Wobble"
"In the Wobble"
On the occasion of the General Ecology festival, The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish: The Understory of the Understory, Serpentine Podcast hosts the three-part series, "On Fire" from Future Ecologies: A story of burning, first released in 2018. Sign up to The Understory of the Understory at https://bit.ly/FishyGround.