Glitter & Doom is a podcast built on the idea that the darkest of times yields some of the most evocative works of art. Join MacKenzie Fegan and a featured artist every other Wednesday for an inside look at their latest works and how it responds to today's burning issues, and we get a little lost along the way.
Ep. 27: Good Grief (feat. Damon Davis)
Meet Damon Davis, a post-disciplinary artist from St. Louis. A prolific creator, Davis has a solo show open at Detroit MOCA right now titled Filling in the Cracks. Textured and profound, Cracks is an exploration of grief where Davis has cast concrete busts of himself, broken them open and filled the vacant space with beauty.
Mackenzie and Davis talk about grief, masculinity and the role we play in the structures that bind us. Also quartz watches.
Check out his work here:heartacheandpaint.com
Revisit Ep. 10: Improvising While Black (feat. mayfield brooks)
Hi there! Glitter & Doom is off this week, so while we fish MacKenzie out from the bottom of the Grand Canyon, please enjoy one of our favorite episodes from Season 1.
Movement based performance artist, mayfield brooks spoke to us on Jan. 2020 about their love of Marsha P Johnson, their 2020 project Viewing Hours, and "improvising while Black." Today in 2021, mayfield premiered a new piece commissioned by the Abrons Art Center called Whale Fall. As an extension of that piece, an immersive installation will be up from June 12 to June 19th here in Brooklyn at the Center for Performance Research in Williamsburg.
You can find more details about how to see it at cprnyc.org
Ep. 26: How To Make An American Quilt (feat. Michael C. Thorpe)
It’s not often you hear the expression, “quilting world flash bang” but that’s exactly how we would describe Michael C Thorpe. An outlier in the quilting world, Thorpe has made a splash in the medium by weaving in his identity as a black man, his dreams about his family and his own manner of painting with fabric and thread. He and MacKenzie talk about the Gees Bend quilters, and how quilting makes beauty out of discarded items. Stick around for an insight into the AIDS quilt with organizer, Ted Kerr.
And finally, a very special guest.
Ep. 25: Talking Threads (feat. Emily Spivack)
Emily Spivack, producer of Worn Stories (a Netflix series based on her book of the same name) has spent years collecting the stories people attach to their clothes. Whether it's the onesie you came home in, to the crushed velvet Mary Janes you wore to your 8th grade graduation – the clothes you put on your back soak up something about you and the moment you wore them. Emily and MacKenzie dive into their favorite stories from the series, their own pre-teen fashion journeys and, somehow, we end up at a prison in Northern Ireland.
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Welcome to Glitter & Doom, a show that believes that the hardest times yield the greatest art. Join your host, MacKenzie Fegan, every other Wednesday to explore a new featured artist.
Ep. 24: My Oh My, Chocopie (feat. Mina Cheon)
Meet new media artist, Mina Cheon and her North Korean alter ego, Kim Il Soon. While Mina Cheon is busy being a professor at Baltimore's MICA, and laying out 100,000 Chocopies to promote a unified Korea, Kim Il Soon is teaching art history to North Koreans via smuggled USB sticks and SD cards. Wait, you don't know about Chocopie? Christina Chaey from Bon Appetite is also here to tell you all about them. 즐겨!
Very well written.
I didn’t know how much I didn’t know about art. A think piece meets a thoughtful interview and MacKenzie Fegan is sensational
The full package
Fun. Funny. Interesting. Thought provoking. Very very well produced.
I live near BRIC and am on their email list for events so I started listening to this due to that. But it really grew on me - good, thoughtful stuff. Contrary to what many seem to believe online, it's very calm, even-keeled talk.