31 episodes

Raw and Radical Women in the Arts is a series of conversations with outstanding women in the arts who are striving to live bold, authentic, creatively-fulfilling lives. In these interviews, they explore the themes of identity, vulnerability, authenticity, loneliness, alienation, discrimination, inspiration, empowerment, and social change.

TRUE STORIES AND INSPIRATION FROM CREATIVE WOMEN CHALLENGING SOCIETY'S STATUS QUO

Let's get real about living a life in the arts and the multi-faceted roles of being a creative woman.

For more information, visit us at www.rawradical.com

Raw and Radical Women in the Arts Podcast | Conversations with extraordinary women in the arts Mauren Brodbeck

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Raw and Radical Women in the Arts is a series of conversations with outstanding women in the arts who are striving to live bold, authentic, creatively-fulfilling lives. In these interviews, they explore the themes of identity, vulnerability, authenticity, loneliness, alienation, discrimination, inspiration, empowerment, and social change.

TRUE STORIES AND INSPIRATION FROM CREATIVE WOMEN CHALLENGING SOCIETY'S STATUS QUO

Let's get real about living a life in the arts and the multi-faceted roles of being a creative woman.

For more information, visit us at www.rawradical.com

    Dana Hoey | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts

    Dana Hoey | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts

    Dana Hoey, a San Fransisco born artist and photographer based in upstate New York, talks about her photography and video work which investigates gender roles, archetypes, aggression, and power in society.

    For the last episode of the season, we welcome Dana Hoey, an American artist that captures videos and photographs, and blends fact and fiction to question society’s preconceived ideas of gender, relations between each other, masculinity, and femininity. Avid in her practice of combat sports, she integrates that into her work as well and uses it in the directions she gives her models.

    She also talks to us about her thoughts on being a woman in the arts as well as her philosophy on motherhood and how it impacted her career.

    Conversation Highlights


    The use of combat sports in her work
    Exploring gender roles and identity
    In for freedom and being a woman/mother in the art world



    To read the story and learn more about Dana Hoey's work, please visit our website rawradical.com

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    Raw and Radical Women in the Arts Podcast is supported by Pro Helvetia the Swiss arts council, The Republic and Canton of Geneva, and the City of Lancy. We thank them for their support to women, culture, and the arts


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    • 29 min
    Lyz Parayzo | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts

    Lyz Parayzo | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts

    Lyz Parayzo, a Brazilian-born artist currently studying in the Beaux-Arts de Paris talks about her art, inspired by her personal experiences, and which focuses on the body, gender identity, and fluidity.

    Lyz Parayzo, a Brazilian artist who works sculptures, live performances and audiovisual pieces, is with us on the show recorded from the gallery Espace L in Geneva, where there’s an exhibition called “PornoChic”. It was inspired by one of the tale of the book of the “Erotic Tales” by the Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst.

    In this episode, we talk about the feminine performative, gender, its fluidity and its place in the art world that sometimes remains conservative. Through her work, like sharply cut sculptures representing ‘jewelry as self defense’, she aims to create the aforementioned debate, raising questions on desire and violence and its relation to the feminine performative.

    She shares how her personal experiences have heavily influenced her art, along with external inspiration through writers, artists and thinkers such as Lygia Clark, Hilda Hilst, Hudinilson Junior, Kubra Khademi, Paul Preciado and Annie Sprinkle.

    Her work is provocative, and affronting to some. Some of it has once been censored. But her art, as her body - which she draws from for her creations - takes a political stance, as the LGBT community still suffers from hate crimes, phobia and rejection.

    Conversation Highlights:


    Lyz’ “Guerilla Plans”: claiming art spaces for her art
    Her series: “Bellic Prosthesis”, sculptures of ‘jewelries for self-defense’
    Desire and violence, gender and identity



    To learn more about Lyz and this episode, visit our website rawradical.com

    This podcast is supported by Pro Helvetia The swiss arts council,  The Republic and Canton of Geneva, and the City of Lancy in Switzerland. We thank them for their support to culture, women and the arts.


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    • 33 min
    Mimiko Türkkan | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts Podcast

    Mimiko Türkkan | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts Podcast

    Calling herself a ‘visual narrator’, ‘intimate outsider’, and ‘subjective documentarist’, Mimiko Türkkan comes on the show to talk about her visual video project on water, in relation to fear, her creative process and social identity.



    Our unique guest in this episode is Turkish artist Mimiko Türkkan. She creates artwork such as photography series, books and videos with a focus on gender roles and socially constructed identities.

    She shares with us her artistic process in coming up with ideas, forming a narrative and going through a project. We focus particularly on her most recent creative endeavour, resulting in “Energy Watery Incantations” in the Galerie Analix Forever in Geneva, to which we get to listen to an excerpt.

    She investigates her fears, in relation to ‘the flow’, her creative process and her relation to the world. With traveling and physical activity playing a major role in her artistic process, she gives us a glimpse into the making of “Energy Watery Incantations.” She also gives her piece about being a woman in the arts and gender equality in Turkey.

    We also welcome Barbara Polla, owner of the Galerie Analix Forever, adding to the subject of the show ‘Water Paintings’, having had the opportunity to follow Mimiko throughout her creation.



    Conversation Highlights:


    Mimiko’s artistic process where traveling and physical activity have an important place
    “Energy Watery Incantations”, her relation with fear and the flow.
    Her thoughts on female identity, gender equality, and being a woman in the arts in Turkey

    To listen to read the story and learn more about Mimiko, please go to our website www.rawradical.com



    This podcast is supported by Pro Helvetia the Swiss arts council, The Republic and Canton of Geneva,  and the city of Lancy, Switzerland. We thank them for their support to culture, women, and the arts.




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    • 35 min
    Chus Martinez | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts

    Chus Martinez | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts

    Spanish curator, art historian, writer and currently the director of the Art Gender Nature Institute at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel, Chus Martinez talks about reimagining the exhibition public space, the transformative role of art in society and being a woman in her field of work.

    It’s a pleasure to welcome Chus Martinez to the show and to listen to her enriching thoughts, opinions, and experiences as a woman in the very pit of the artworld. She talks about how she reimagines and innovates the exhibition space as a curator, art’s powerful impact in driving social change, and being a woman in the art world.

    We also discuss the mindset of artists working collaboratively versus this false idea of “the genius”, the experience of being immersed in the art education world, and the gradual coming back of man into cohabitation with nature.

    Conversation Highlights:


    Reimagining how to organize exhibitions
    The impact of art on society
    The gradual reconnection of man with nature
    Chus’s experience being in the world of art education
    Being a woman, and also a mother in the art world


    For more information on our guest, read the show notes or the transcript, know more about our podcast, or subscribe to our newsletter, please go to our website www.rawradical.com

    This podcast is made with the support of prohelvetia the Swiss Arts Council,  The Republic and Canton of Geneva and the City of Lancy, Switzerland. We thank them for their support for culture, women, and the arts.


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    • 43 min
    Renée Jacobs | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts

    Renée Jacobs | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts

    Photojournalist, and then litigator turned one of the most celebrated photographers of the female nude of our time, Renée Jacobs talks about her career transformation, the visual representation of women in society and being a queer woman in her field of work.



    I’m happy to receive Renée Jacobs on today’s episode. She explains her career choices and transitions, details on her “PARIS” and “POLAROIDS” book, insights and anecdotes on the pressure of being a woman, especially queer, photographer of the female nude.

    We also highlight the importance of authenticity in the depiction of female sensuality, and of accurately shaping our own image (as women). In her words, “women can’t be heard if we can’t be seen.”



    Conversation Highlights:


    Her transition from photojournalism to law to photography of the female nude
    The visual representation of women in our society, particularly of the erotic woman
    Her books “PARIS” and “POLAROIDS”, and the “PHOTOS DE FEMME” organization

    For more information on our guest, read the show notes, see the transcript, know more about our podcast, or subscribe to our newsletter, please go to our website www.rawradical.com



    This podcast is made with the support of prohelvetia the Swiss Arts Council,  The Republic and Canton of Geneva and the City of Lancy, Switzerland. We thank them for their support for culture, women, and the arts.


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    • 41 min
    Angela Marzullo | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts

    Angela Marzullo | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts

    Radical feminist artist, video artist, and Italian-Swiss performer Angela Mazullo talks about artistic alter egos, motherhood, and third wave feminism

    Today I’m delighted to welcome Angela Mazulla to the show to talk about her artistic alter ego, how she has combined motherhood and art, and a unique oral history project she has nurtured over the past several years titled, “The Archives of Radical Feminism.”

    Today’s podcast is unique in that it was originally conducted in French, and the interview is overlaid with an English translation.

    Key points of the conversation:


    Her artistic alter ego
    Being a mother and an artist
    The Archives of Radical Feminism



    Her artistic alter ego

    Angela was born to an Italian father and a Swiss mother and grew up in a small village near Zurich, where there was a great deal of liberal thought and conversations about progressive political movements. This shaped a great deal of her early thinking and influenced the direction of her artistic exploration later.

    After she moved to Geneva for art school, she created an alter ego for her art performances named “Makita.” She says this allowed her to have more freedom to experiment with more sensitive and provocative subjects in her performances than if she’d performed under her own legal name.

    Angela says that “Makita” is a role that she plays that lends more power and depth to her performances, but because it is an alter ego, she doesn’t have to inhabit that role all the time, which makes it possible for her to be more courageous and provocative in her performances.

    Being a mother and an artist

    Angela says that she always wanted to be a mother, but unlike many women, deliberately chose to get pregnant with her children while she was also in school. At the time, this was a radical, defiant act because many women either hid their pregnancies or dropped out of school.

    However, not only did she have two daughters, she also found ways to include them in her work, ultimately creating a project called “Homeschool,” which features her daughters reenacting portions of critical texts to highlight the childishness of certain critical actions.

    The Archives of Radical Feminism

    For the last five years, Angela has been working on an oral history project of feminism, which includes both recording conversations among contemporary women about critical topics, and transcribing an audio archive of 1970s radical feminist Italian consciousness-raising sessions.

    These conversations and transcriptions raise the questions of how feminism has evolved over the last several decades. It also cemented Angela’s position that feminism is a movement best done by groups of women.

    She says that as a performer, she is a lone activist. But once she began working with small groups of women, she realized how feminism is a moment of many and that it is a collective vibration.

    For more information about our guest or the podcast, visit our website www.rawradical.com

    This podcast is produced with the support of The swiss arts council prohelvetia, the Republic and Canton of Geneva,  the city of Lancy.




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    • 1 hr 41 min

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This is a great podcast about women in art. Very different perspectives and approaches to the creative process with the feminine world in common. Very Interesting and necessary in todays world

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