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Chats with Artists in Lockdown, is a Podcast of artists talking together. Discussing how the virus has impacted them and their work; what's been lost and what's been discovered. The conversation wanders between artist’s making and thinking and they share their strategies and experiences through this weird time. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/emma-cousin/support

Chats with Artists in Lockdown Emma Cousin

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Chats with Artists in Lockdown, is a Podcast of artists talking together. Discussing how the virus has impacted them and their work; what's been lost and what's been discovered. The conversation wanders between artist’s making and thinking and they share their strategies and experiences through this weird time. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/emma-cousin/support

    Chat with Luke Routledge

    Chat with Luke Routledge

    Luke Routledge is primarily a sculptor though his practise encompasses painting, drawing, illustration, writing and video making. In this episode, Luke and I talk about the 'in the middle' feeling that we are both in at the moment, in the early/mid stages of making new work. Luke describes his recent exhibition at Eastside projects, "strange matter" and we begin to get into his ideas around his constructed universe and what he calls his 'living collage territory'. We talk about conceptual machines, sculpture making itself, modular bodies and using words in a sculptural format. We talk about Luke's many and tailored materials, his particular colour palette and his relationship with pseudoscience. We touch on skateboard imagery and cartoons, poetry and stories, and we hear a little of Luke’s recent writing, from the horse’s mouth. We get into humour and the kinetic and end on new things that Luke is trying to make and how helpful it is trying to learn new things all the time. 



    Image:

    Strange Matter @ Eastside Projects, Birmingham 2020



    Links:

    www.lukeroutledge.com

    www.eastsideprojects.org

    www.coventrybiennial.com

    www.theschoolofthedamned.wixsite.com


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Chat with Brian Alfred

    Chat with Brian Alfred

    In this episode I talk to Brian Alfred. Brian Alfred is an artist, podcaster, educator and curator based out of Brooklyn, working in painting, drawing, collage and animation. He is also the host of  SOUND & VISION one of the top visual arts podcasts in the world. 



    Brian and I talk about coffee, before getting into how he started his podcasts and how they have evolved. We talk about environment, being able to paint anything, and being hit by lightning, literally. Brian talks about fractals classes at Yale and being a hard worker and we get into cliches and painting sunsets. Brian talks about his forthcoming show with Miles McEnry Gallery which considers places we are stuck and places we would like to be. And we end on hand washing appreciation and the importance of family.



    Links:

    http://brianalfred.net/

    https://www.milesmcenery.com/artists/brian-alfred


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Chat with Harriet Hill

    Chat with Harriet Hill

    Harriet Hill and I chat about her upcoming live art odyssey, Home-ing, getting into what it is, where she will go and how she arrived at this brilliant project. We talk about words as sculpture, making in a domestic setting, endurance and acts of resistance and making art about politics. We end on family collaborations and absorbing and getting absorbed. 

    Out take: Harriet Hill will set off  walking from London on 22nd June arriving at her childhood home in Wales on 25th July. To find our more about this project or to meet Harriet along the way you can access her route at www.harriethill.co.uk/home-ing or follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/harrietlhill/

    We will speak again after her walk and may add some of that conversation to this episode so watch this space…and good luck Harriet.



    Image:

    Credit Daniel Crawshaw



    Links:

    https://www.instagram.com/harrietlhill/

    #home-ing

    Feminist Library:  https://feministlibrary.co.uk

    HOME Slough:  https://www.homeslough.org.uk/news/

    OVADA:   https://www.ovada.org.uk

    About Face Theatre Company:   https://www.aboutfacetheatre.co.uk

    Sidney Nolan Trust:   https://www.sidneynolantrust.org



    Home-ing is supported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England


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    • 59 min
    Chat with Glen Pudvine

    Chat with Glen Pudvine

    Glen Pudvine and I talk about being envious of manic energy, working to a deadline and yoyo-ing between being bored and amazed. Glen tells us about using his penis as a pointer to the next painting, referencing his RA degree show and about being naked as a solution and exposing a certain type of “normalness”. We talk his recently opened show at J. Hammond Projects, "Slugulus the White and the Penance of Saint Glen”, it’s themes and particular lighting, and we get in to glazes and the brilliant text accompanying the show by Matt Carey-Williams. We end on emotional telly and being grateful for people IRL!



    Links:

    https://www.glenpudvine.com/

    https://www.jhammondprojects.com/


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Dean Kenning Chat

    Dean Kenning Chat

    Dean Kenning and I talk about diagramming, John Latham, gravity and pigeons and get into where his kinetic sculpture began in the first place. We talk about the aesthetics of kinetic art and Dean gets into lucozade bottles and pointless fingers. We discuss his recently won Mark Tanner award and the current ideas in progress for it. We talk about dumb vs clever, looking at the stars and trying to leave space to be irritated. 



    Image:

    Untitled (Rubber Plant), kinetic sculpture, Matt’s Gallery, 2019.



    links:

    http://www.deankenning.com

    https://www.mattsgallery.org/artists/kenning/exhibition-1.php

    https://standpointlondon.co.uk/mtsa/mtsa-winner-2020.php

    https://beaconsfield.ltd.uk/projects/the-origin-of-life-by-dean-kenning/

    http://flattimeho.org.uk/events/diagram-research-group/


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    • 57 min
    Chat with Paloma Proudfoot

    Chat with Paloma Proudfoot

    Paloma Proudfoot and I talk about loving orange, zones in the studio and her brilliant name, (which I am a bit obsessed with). We talk about glazes like icing cake, techniques that give movement and the stress of the process. We talk about clothes patterns, dissection and mapping, how to track bodily change and notation. We talk about curing, the second body, collaborations as cycles and the Art Death Club. We end on goggle-box, RuPaul, Cooking and not being such a lone ranger. 



    Links:

    https://www.palomaproudfoot.com



    Image:

    'The union of a human foot and a shoe is actually a monstrous custom', 2020, glazed ceramic, Sara Zanin Gallery.


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    • 49 min

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