The Brain Fuzz art podcast hosted by artists Joe Camoosa and Matthew White was born of the conversations between two people that both consume and create art. Topics include the creative process, art exhibitions, managing a studio, travel, bands, vinyl record collections, and whatever else might come up. We’ll call that culture.
Scarcity And The Stylistic Quantum Leap
Let's begin by comparing and contrasting the approaches of Frank Zappa and Marcel Duchamp.
In the triumphant return of the Brain Fuzz art, music, and culture podcast, Joe and Matthew discuss the drive of an artist or creative person to create. How does that person adjust to a shifting environment - where methods of distribution and consumption of the work change? What about a dramatic stylistic change? How much should one worry about audience?
Episode 60 kicks off Brain Fuzz 3.0 with some updates, new approaches, and new experiences. Some things remain the same however: In this episode, sources are questioned. Joe provides "A Jeff Tweedy Moment" and Matthew revives the Audio Pick Of The Day. Art News is critiqued. A new segment is teased.
Detailed show notes are always available at BrainFuzzPodcast.com.
Art World Navigation With Tim Schrager (Part 2) | Episode 59
In part two of this final conversation from their Temporary Art Center residency, Joe and Matthew continue their discussion with art collector and arts benefactor Tim Schrager.
An anecdote from a studio visit with artist Tom Sachs illustrates the connection between the art object and its meaning to the collector. Commissions and the public art process are explored. The difficult economics of the creative life are laid bare.
With his background in commercial development, Tim’s insights on the changing landscape in Atlanta provide a perspective for artists on living the creative life in major cities.
Collectors and super collectors are compared. The sustainability of galleries and art fairs is debated. Joe laments the future.
(Un)required Resources For Episode 59
* Tom Sachs on Wikipedia* “Stuart Horodner At The Temporary Art Center,” Brain Fuzz Episode 52* Margulies Collection* de la Cruz Collection* Rubell Museum* The Bass* Atlanta Beltline* Ponce City Market
Art World Navigation With Tim Schrager (Part 1) | Episode 58
Art collector and arts benefactor Tim Schrager joins Joe and Matthew for a two-part conversation during their residency at The Temporary Art Center.
They reflect on The Temporary Art Center and his role in it. (If you’re looking to throw a pop-up show, you could build a list of lessons learned from this by the way.) Spoiler alert: Each pop-up offers it’s own challenges.
Gallery relationships, art that got away, and the life of a collection are all topics. Odd studio experiences are shared. Big names are named. A Brain Fuzz cliffhanger is employed.
(Un)required Resources For Episode 58
* Stuart Horodner At The Temporary Art Center, Brain Fuzz Podcast Episode 52* Brian Alfred* Rachel Harrison at Greene Naftali* Rachel Harrison Life Hack at The Whitney* Tom Sachs
Fredrik Brauer At The Temporary Art Center | Episode 57
Photographer Fredrik Brauer joins Joe and Matthew for a discussion on his career path and how a photographer arrives – or maybe never arrives – at a final, defined identity. Described as an architectural photographer, Fredrik shares his thoughts on architecture and light as subjects and just what those images may be saying to us.
The tools, nuts, and bolts of his process are explored. From before the moment that the shutter closes to the digital versus film discussion, insights are shared. Atlanta’s relationship with Brutalist architecture is kicked about.
Helpful #ArtsEd tips for documenting shows and individual works for artists and gallerists emerge. Sustainable development is debated. MARTA trains hum in the distance.
(Un)required Resources For Episode 57
* FredrikBrauer.com* “Touring Marcel Breuer’s Central Atlanta Library, prior to renovations” at Curbed Atlanta* Temporary Art Center
Fredrik Brauer, Matthew, and Joe (L-R) at The Brain Fuzz Temporary Studio inside The Temporary Art Center.
Jill Frank At The Temporary Art Center | Episode 56
Photographer Jill Frank joins Joe and Matthew in their Temporary Art Center studio to discuss her work, her process, and her first foray into video.
Large format cameras and photography – Jill’s tool and method of choice – are explored. The large format footprint within the context of our modern surroundings is considered.
Dust and insect self exposure are topics. Kombucha explodes. Beverages are spilled. Criticism is debated.
(Un)required Resources For Episode 56
* Jill Frank – Artist Website* “Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: A Conversation With Jill Frank,” Jon Feinstein, Humble Arts Foundation* “The High Life With William Downs,” Brain Fuzz Arts Podcast Ep 15* “Gregory Harris And Geometric Dislocation,” Brain Fuzz Arts Podcast Ep 49* Temporary Art Center
Jill Frank and another very special Brain Fuzz Fellow. Yes, look again.
Jen Ray & Jason Forrest At The Temporary Art Center | Episode 55
Artist Jen Ray and electronic music producer Jason Forrest chat about her art, what it now means to identify as an “artist,” and more on this first couples’ edition of the Brain Fuzz arts podcast.
From Atlanta to New York to Berlin and back again, the two share their creative journeys. Jen discusses her work and its multiple points of entry. Jason displays impressive mastery of multiple domains.
Arts writing incidents are recounted. Arts world mores and awkward encounters are shared.
The four stay past the posted Temporary Art Center hours.
(Un)required Resources For Episode 55
* JenRayArt.com* JasonForrest.Bandcamp.com* Temporary Art Center* Art Papers* Albertz Benda* SOCO Gallery
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Joe & Matthew’s scholarly & humorous approach to podcasting is entertaining & educational, shedding light in the sometimes dark, mysterious & misunderstood corners of the art world, it’s surrounding ecosystem, and even ancillary matters that may seem irrelevant, but actually play a role in our everyday lives. Brain Fuzz has become an important venue for artists, curators, others who have chosen to live art centric lives, as well as, from time to time, opening our eyes to the road less traveled.