20 episodes

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.

This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident Laura J. Lukitsch: Filmmaker and Story Consultant

    • Performing Arts

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.

    Bitter Things Exhibition bi’bak

    Bitter Things Exhibition bi’bak

    Today I’m talking about research-based artistic practice with two members of the bi’bak creative team about the exhibition, Bitter Things, Narratives and Memories of Transnational Families (co-artistic director, Can Sungu). We speak about the process of finding a story and how a series of conversations led to two years crossing Europe and many layers of legal and personal research to learn about a part of the migration story that has had little attention.

    • 33 min
    Artist Giò Di Sera

    Artist Giò Di Sera

    Today I’m talking to Italian artist, musician, radio host and founder of StreetUniverCity, Gió De Sera, also known as, Don Rispetto. Giò’s work focuses on bringing the history of hip hop to the youth of Kreuzberg. In today’s episode Giò shares some difficult subjects including the impact of mobbing as well as gentrification in Kreuzberg, Berlin. He also talks about teaching the youth about empowerment and the rewards that come from helping the youth to move forward in life.

    • 37 min
    Author Mathilde Ramadier

    Author Mathilde Ramadier

    Today I’m talking to French author and artist Mathilde Ramadier about the power of observation and the importance of listening to nature. Mathilde has written about work, sexism and most recently deep ecology. The foundation of much of her writing is taking time to be aware of what is happening around us. In France, a defining moment for Mathilde as well as hundreds of French people has been the resignation of the Environmental Minister, Nicolas Hulot, in September 2018, over the lack of power of the government to fight lobbyist interests. Our conversation traversed the creative process, Freud’s assessment of the humiliation of man, to the philosophy of permaculture.

    • 32 min
    Musician Marion Ruault

    Musician Marion Ruault

    Today I’m talking to French musician, improviser and composer, Marion Ruault. We spoke about the freedom and responsibility that comes with playing improvised music about the need to find a balance between one’s impulses on what’s happening in the group. Listening is an important part of this practice. We also spoke about her first solo performance and the challenge of making mistakes in public, and how making mistakes can be the best way forward for one’s development as an artist.  

    • 23 min
    Noise Artist Mathieu Sylvestre

    Noise Artist Mathieu Sylvestre

    In this episode, I talk to French noise artist, Mathieu Sylvestre about listening. As an artist, he plays live experimental works and sometimes composes for film and theater. When composing for others, he speaks about the challenge of translating what is heard and felt by one person to another. He suggests that the act of hearing reveals the personality behind the ear. This episode was recorded outside in Volkspark Friedrichshain in Berlin.

    • 33 min
    Artist Karine Bonneval

    Artist Karine Bonneval

    In the spring of 2019 I attended a Tree Sound Walk organized by French artist Karine Bonneval, who works on the topic of human-plant relations. She was as artist-in-residence at the Berlin gallery, Gru_nd with her project, De'jardiner, or De-Gardening. We spoke about her work in finding ways to help humans share empathy with plants. As Karine states, plants don't have eyes or ears but they can feel and see and listen. They just use other tools. Many of her works involve creating ways to bring out the sounds of plants so we as humans can listen to plant lives.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

Nomad Cook ,

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.

Heather Parady ,

Amazing topics!

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!

Ricohp ,

Quality questions

Laura asks smart and directed questions that bring out the most thoughtful replies in this well curated repertoire of artists and changemakers. Highly recommended!

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