21 episodes

BARTALK is a lecture-performance-storytelling series that usually happens physically in a bar in The Hague. Each edition has a theme and brings guests from different backgrounds (art, psychology, media technology, music, drag, martial arts, kink, math) to share their perspectives under the same subject. Past themes have included death and the afterlife, a history of burning, the living archive, and more.

Ultimately, BARTALK is a model of knowledge-sharing as community-building Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bartalkdh/support

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BARTALK is a lecture-performance-storytelling series that usually happens physically in a bar in The Hague. Each edition has a theme and brings guests from different backgrounds (art, psychology, media technology, music, drag, martial arts, kink, math) to share their perspectives under the same subject. Past themes have included death and the afterlife, a history of burning, the living archive, and more.

Ultimately, BARTALK is a model of knowledge-sharing as community-building Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bartalkdh/support

    Apologies & Atonement: Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy (What's In A Name?)

    Apologies & Atonement: Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy (What's In A Name?)

    In our final episode of Apologies & Atonement, we look at a local example of institutional apologies and speak with Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy, director of Kunstinstituut Melly. Since 2018, Sofia is the director of Melly, the institution formerly known as Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam. Witte de With is a name attached to the colonial legacy of the Netherlands and has been a subject of contention in the Dutch art world. 

    In this episode, we speak with Sofia about the institutional transformation that comes with a name change, how she and her team navigated the politics inside and outside of the institution, and the role that humour should have in the art sector.

    Hosted by Yun Lee and Rae Parnell
    Produced by Hans Poel
    Theme music by Sro - Bring Back and Chad Crouch - Algorithms

    References:
    Kunstintituut Melly
    Open letter to Witte de With
    White Innocence - Gloria Wekker
    “My Body Does Not Exist” - Paul Preciado 


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Apologies & Atonement: Lucas Johnson (Conflict Resolution)

    Apologies & Atonement: Lucas Johnson (Conflict Resolution)

    In episode 3 of “Apologies and Atonement”, We talk to social healer Lucas Johnson about his approach to nonviolence, the complexity of reconciling / healing from colonial pasts, and what it takes to build a future together.

    We learn about how to think about non-violence as a muscle to be built, the role faith can have in conflict resolution, and how to show up bravely in all of our relationships.

    Hosted by Yun Lee and Rae Parnell
    Produced by Hans Poel
    Theme music by Sro - Bring Back and Chad Crouch - Algorithms

    References:
    On Being Project  
    International Fellowship of Reconciliation
    John Paul Lederach, “On Mass and Movement - the theory of critical yeast” 


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    • 56 min
    Apologies & Atonement: Roy Heesakkers (Missing the Mark)

    Apologies & Atonement: Roy Heesakkers (Missing the Mark)

    Corporations have given some notoriously bad apologies. So for this episode, we invited corporate lawyer Roy Heesakkers to think with us on corporate apologies in the context of environmental, social and human rights transgressions. Roy encourages us to think about how we can participate in corporate reform, how we as communities can hold corporations accountable, and how to engage in these topics with nuance and complexity.

    Hosted by Yun Lee & James Rae Parnell
    Produced by Hans Poel
    Transcribed by Sarafina van Ast

    References:
    The Voice Documentary 


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Apologies & Atonement: James Rae Parnell (Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word)

    Apologies & Atonement: James Rae Parnell (Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word)

    We are all taught that apologies are important to resolve conflicts. They have an important function in our society- in personal relationships, between governments and citizens, corporations and consumers, celebrities and fans.

    But so often people are criticized for making bad apologies. In this BARTALK, we wonder: what makes a good apology? What are models of seeking atonement for your actions? What does justice look like for historical wrongdoings? What does it take to accept an apology?

    In this episode Yun Lee talks to co-host James Parnell about interpersonal conflict, cancel culture, and why sorry seems to be the hardest word.

    Hosted by Yun Lee
    Produced by Hans Poel
    Transcribed by Sarafina van Ast
    You can find more of James Parnell here and follow his Instagram here.

    References: 

    Buy a copy of Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word 
    Fucking Cancelled Podcast 
    Mia Mingus apology
    Listen to the story of Dan Harmon’s apology on This American Life 
    12-step - Twelve-step programs are mutual aid organizations for the purpose of recovery from substance addictions, behavioral addictions and compulsions.
    Dick Laurie, “How do we forgive our fathers?”- poem from the film Smoke Signals (1998)

     


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    • 48 min
    Flashback - Parties (ft. Bogomir Doringer and Amber Vineyard)

    Flashback - Parties (ft. Bogomir Doringer and Amber Vineyard)

    This is our very edition of BARTALK "Flashback" - a podcast episode where we invite guests from a past BARTALK to hear about how their work has developed since we last spoke.

    As we descend into more COVID lockdowns and regulations, we thought it might lift our spirits to check in with some of the guests from our party crew from earlier this year. In this episode, Bogomir Doringer and Amber Vineyard discuss how party scenes and their own work have adapted and changed since we last spoke.

    We chat about illegal parties in the parks of Berlin, the pros and cons of the Unmute Us protests, how their roles as artists and organizers are shaped by the back and forth of government regulations, and what Bogomir and Amber have learned from the lockdowns.

    Follow the work of Amber and Bogomir.

    Read transcription of the podcast here. 



    Hosted by Yun Lee and James Rae Parnell

    Produced by Hans Poel

    Theme music by Sro - Bring Back and Chad Crouch - Algorithms


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    • 58 min
    Translation/Transcription: Vivian Caccuri (Translating mosquitos)

    Translation/Transcription: Vivian Caccuri (Translating mosquitos)

    In the final episode of our translation and transcription season, we speak with artist Vivian Caccuri about her work listening to, synthesizing, and translating the sounds of the mosquito. We explore how and why mosquitos make their infamous sound, how colonialism has impacted species of mosquitos, how governments have politicized the image of the mosquito, and the beauty of researching socially stigmatized sounds. 

    Read the transcription of this episode here

    Hosted by Yun Lee and Rae Parnell
    Produced by Hans Poel
    Music by Vivian Caccuri
    Theme music by Sro - Bring Back and Chad Crouch - Algorithms

    You can find more of Vivian Caccuri here and follow her on Instagram here.


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    • 55 min

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