This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident is a podcast that explores the creative process, storytelling and social change. These are inspiring conversations with creative individuals. Join me as I speak to artists, change-makers, and thinkers – creative humans who are deeply engaged in the creative process, exploring new ways of seeing the world and sharing what is possible. In the podcast, you’ll meet creative directors, filmmakers, advocates, artists, philosophers and more, in conversation with Laura J. Lukitsch, filmmaker, video artist and story consultant. Learn more about the series at thisbeautifulshot.com. Produced by Global Performance Media, globalperformancemedia.com.
Katze Shaw, buried treasure
Katze is a Chinese artist and curator living in Berlin. In today’s conversation, we travel from a buried treasure in a school ground in China to marching down the streets of Berlin while remembering the events of 1989 in both countries. Her work is a deep meditation on freedom and the forms it takes across the spectrum of political and personal circumstances. This is a question the continues to be relevant across space and time.
Shasta Ellenbogen, creating space
Shasta Ellenbogen is a musician, violist and who founded Classical Sundays, a classical music series bringing new audiences to the classical music genre through an innovative way of curating concerts in Berlin, Germany. In today’s conversation, we talk about the culture of classical music, finding the strength to do one’s own thing, the challenges of leadership across cultures, and Shasta’s hope for the future of Classical Music.
Gabi Schaffner, recording in the field
Radio Producer and artist Gabi Schaffner has been creating audio experiences in the realm of field recording music fusions and collaborative garden based radio programs. In our conversation, Gabi shared insights into her artistic trajectory and the links between her work and her view of the worlds of nature and culture.
Maria Thereza Alves, colonial echoes
Artist Maria Thereza Alves has been investigating the histories and circumstances of particular locations to bear witness to colonial stories that have been silenced. Her work makes visible the impacts of an economic practice that fails to view nature as alive: from documenting the intercontinental transportation of seeds to bringing to life a singular dying mountain in Brazil. In our conversation, we spoke about her placed-based artistic process and how it has evolved after moving to Berlin.
Jennifer Bennett, boundaries and otherness
Visual artist and author Jennifer Bennett’s work explores boundaries and otherness, diversity and exclusion. In our conversation, we talked about her book, SAVE, which documents her travels since 2010 from Paris to Mexico and the US. In discussing her first work she also talks about the role of privilege in the ability to become an artist. Our conversation traversed from soil and free speech and a wide range of topics in between.
Jens-Uwe Dyffort, architecting acoustics in space
Sound artist Jens-Uwe Dyffort listens to the architecture of space and along with artist Roswitha von den Driesch, creates spatial audio installations and environmental audio work for galleries and public spaces. The work, through a web of sound that bounces, moves, swells, and circles, brings a new awareness to the places we occupy. In February we met up and spoke about the process of creating spatial audio work.
Great beautiful content for storytellers
As a person that works on visual storytelling, it's always appreciated to have content that can sum up to our references. Especially if it's audible content that will help to expand our knowledge in this fascinating field. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to the next season.
I am soooo excited that I found this podcast! The topic of storytelling is something that we ALL can be if it to learn from and Laura has done an incredible job bringing together brilliant minds to shine light on creativity and impact. This is a must listen!
Laura asks smart and directed questions that bring out the most thoughtful replies in this well curated repertoire of artists and changemakers. Highly recommended!