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The 'Artist Statement' podcast is a conversation series featuring artists and thinkers from the world of AQNB, a London and Los Angeles-based editorial platform working between visual art, music and critical thinking. Join Editor Steph Kretowicz and Associate Ed. Jared Davis in conversation with experimental practitioners that resist classification, paying close attention to the discursive changes brought on by developments in technology and communication.

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The 'Artist Statement' podcast is a conversation series featuring artists and thinkers from the world of AQNB, a London and Los Angeles-based editorial platform working between visual art, music and critical thinking. Join Editor Steph Kretowicz and Associate Ed. Jared Davis in conversation with experimental practitioners that resist classification, paying close attention to the discursive changes brought on by developments in technology and communication.

    Episode 39: Trigger Warning with PHILTH HAUS (Teaser)

    Episode 39: Trigger Warning with PHILTH HAUS (Teaser)

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    In this episode Steph speaks with ANDRA, an interdisciplinary artist and representative of PHILTH HAUS, which is a collective who produce art installations, performance, and sound, to temporarily represent one or, occasionally more of its six so-called “member-clients” .
    Currently based in Berlin, Andra has worked under multiple monikers, for now settling under the PHILTH HAUS umbrella and presenting work in New York, Boston, Amsterdam, and elsewhere. The group’s most recent project, was presented in four parts across three venues in Los Angeles between early June and late-August this year. Curated by Mandy Harris Williams, LYLEX 1.0 repurposed systemic hierarchies of financial and social domination by developing its own health-food supplement of fungal compounds infused with the blood of an anonymous transgender person undergoing hormonal and dietary modulation therapies.

    • 8 min
    Episode 38: Camp Visual Splendour with Nichole Fitch & Christopher Adams-Cohen (Teaser)

    Episode 38: Camp Visual Splendour with Nichole Fitch & Christopher Adams-Cohen (Teaser)

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    In this episode Steph speaks with Nichole Fitch and Christopher Adams-Cohen, two LA-based artists who’ve managed to make their individual creative practices collide in a bawdy spectacle of extravagance and deeply reflective eroticism.

    Both growing up in Pasadena, Nichole & Christopher have been friends first and collaborators second since age 12, finding each other in their shared appreciation for classical theatre, and a particular kind of aesthetic sexuality that imbues familiar forms with a new spirit of queer celebration. One is primarily a painter, and the other is an actor-director whose forays into playwriting led to this current collaboration, a play called The Dew Collectors that began with a residency at London’s Soho Revue Gallery.

    • 5 min
    Episode 37: Working Through with R.I.P. Germain (Teaser)

    Episode 37: Working Through with R.I.P. Germain (Teaser)

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    In this episode Jared speaks with R.I.P. Germain, an artist whose multidisciplinary practice spans themes of grief, Black music culture in the UK, and complex entanglements of masculinity. 

    Based in Luton, R.I.P. Germain has exhibited at spaces including London’s V.O Curations, Peak, South London Gallery and more. He was selected as one of the recipients for ICA London’s Image Behaviour commissions, for which he is developing a film exploring African spiritualism in the Caribbean through first hand conversations with practitioners. His latest solo exhibition, Shimmer, is on now at Leicester’s Two Queens gallery.

    • 9 min
    Episode 36: Controlling the Edges with Jennifer Mehigan (Teaser)

    Episode 36: Controlling the Edges with Jennifer Mehigan (Teaser)

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    In this episode Steph speaks with Jennifer Mehigan, an interdisciplinary artist working across media, including 3D modelling, video, and text; textiles, sound, installation, scent and more. Born in Ireland, raised in Singapore and partly educated in Australia, Jen has been applying her skills as a painter and graphic designer to an increasingly research-based and conceptual practice with videos like 'Honeysuckle Joyride' and performance series Creamatorium.

    She was the first contributor of cover artwork to AQNB’s compendium series, called even my dreams don’t go outside in 2020, where she drew on her more material interests in gardening with a special compost collage of low poly renders of Irish wildflowers.

    • 4 min
    Episode 35: Changing the Narrative with Isabel Waidner (Teaser)

    Episode 35: Changing the Narrative with Isabel Waidner (Teaser)

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    In this episode Jared talks with Isabel Waidner, a writer and novelist whose fiction work incorporates elements of the surreal to develop thoughtful, critical and funny readings into class politics, race, and queer life in the UK.

    Moving to London from Germany in the mid-nineties, Isabel is the author of three novels, and presents This Isn’t a Dream, an online conversation series with writers hosted by London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts. They teach creative writing and performance at Queen Mary University of London, and their most recent book, Sterling Karat Gold, published by Peninsula Press earlier in the year, was the winner of the 2021 Goldsmiths Prize.

    • 3 min
    Episode 34: Feeding the Beast with Sam Rolfes (Teaser)

    Episode 34: Feeding the Beast with Sam Rolfes (Teaser)

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    In this episode Steph speaks with Sam Rolfes, a self-described digital performance artist and designer working with sound, animation and the internet. Often collaborating with his brother Andy as Team Rolfes, Sam’s worked with such big names as Lady Gaga, Danny Elfman and Rihanna, while presenting his solo real-time 3D improvisations and other collaborations with the likes of House of Kenzo, Rabit, Danny L Harle, Kai Whiston and many, many more. 
     
    Born in Dallas, educated in Chicago and now based in New York, Sam started in painting before pivoting into the smart, noisy and raucous mixed format art that’s made him a highly sought-after artist and designer across scenes, fields and industries. Sam’s work is both entertaining and alluring, while having a hard edge of humour and criticality that’s revealed through a rough-edged digital aesthetic that’s aware of its own artifice. 

    • 5 min

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