The BROKEN BOXES PODCAST CREATES A DIALOGUE WITH INDIGENOUS AND/OR ACTIVISM FOCUSED ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. Broken Boxes is a NOT JUST another collection of interviews - it's a mix-tape of the artist’s process, ideas and stories that make up the art and give insight into the motivations behind the artist and their work.
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Broken Boxes Podcast is proud to present this episode featuring Marcia Crosby, Tsimshian-Haida writer, art historian, and educator from British Columbia and respondent for Tania Willard. This is the 8th installation in a series of interviews featuring participants and their respondents from the socially engaged project #callresponse.
I had the opportunity to travel to Standing Rock, North Dakota last week to deliver supplies from New Mexico to the water protectors currently on the front lines. Although my stay was very short with a specific trajectory of supply delivery, I took an afternoon to walk around Camp of the Sacred Stones and listen to story from folks who have joined in solidarity and support of this movement
Broken Boxes Podcast is proud to present this episode as the seventh installation in a series of interviews featuring artists and their respondents from the socially engaged project #callresponse.
In this episode artist and curator Tania Willard speaks about her curatorial practice and breaks down the themes and materials she is focusing on in her current artistic work. She reflects on living and working on her Reserve and how she navigates being a mother and a practicing artist simultaneously. Tania also tells us about her involvement in #callresponse, providing insight into the body of work she is creating for the project and introduces us to the work and ideas of her respondent, Marcia Crosby.
Broken Boxes Podcast is proud to present this episode featuring Esther Neff & IV Castellanos, respondent Artists for Maria Hupfield, as the sixth installation in a series of interviews featuring participants and their respondents from the socially engaged project #callresponse.
Broken Boxes Podcast is proud to present this episode as the fifth installation in a series of interviews featuring artists and their respondents from the socially engaged project #callresponse. In this episode, Maria Hupfield speaks about her experiences living as an artist in New York, the influence her upbringing has had on her lifestyle, and shares reflections on where she finds inspiration to fuel her creative process.
In this conversation, Tanya Tagaq offers an honest reflection to being an established recording artist today. She speaks about her relationship with her incredible band, her ideas surrounding being a mother and a touring artist, ways in which she practices self care and she shares her views on reconciliation and the important role that art plays in society. Tanya also speaks about her past collaborations and relationship with artist Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory, who Tanya is the respondent artist for in the #callresponse project.
In this episode we get into conversation with performance artist Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory. She speaks on work as a uaajeerneq performer of Greenlandic mask dancing and her use of poetry as art form. She speaks on her upcoming performance project with #callresponse and we also hear about her experience as a founder and Executive Director of Qaggiavuut, Iqaluit’s first performing arts center. Laakkuluk gives insight on the balance of being a mother and an artist, remembering our connection to land, and ways to create creative space within our communities.
In this episode we get into conversation with Cheryl L'Hirondelle, a community-engaged Alberta-born, Cree/Metis, interdisciplinary artist, singer/songwriter and curator. L'Hiriondelle speaks about two major projects that continue to evolve through her practice and we hear how music and voice act as the primary tools for expressing her work. She shares reflection on her experience as Ursula Johnsons respondent artist for #callresponse and gives insight regarding the evolving life of the artist and the importance of connectivity.
In this episode we get into conversation with Ursula A. Johnson, a performance and installation artist of Mi’kmaw descent. Ursula breaks down what her practice consists of, her inspirations for becoming an artist, the concepts her work explores and description of recent works. Ursula also speaks on her endurance performance work for The Land Sings and her reflections on the #callresponse project.
For our Two Year Anniversary, Broken Boxes Podcast is honored to begin a series of interviews with the Artists involved in #callresponse. This multifaceted project brings together five sitespecific art commissions that invite collaboration with individuals, communities, lands and institutions. This socially engaged project focuses on the "act of doing" through performative actions, highlighting the responsibility of voice and necessity of communal dialogue practiced by Indigenous Peoples.
In this Episode we get into conversation with Artist Micah BlackLight who is a ' light-working, illustrating, dancing, singing, rhyming, designing, writing, performing, fashion designing, motivational speaking, empowerment coaching Inspiration Engine'. The most recent project Micah BlackLight has created and which we talk thoroughly about in this podcast is his illustrated Erotic Novel CULT OF THE SERPENTARI.
In this episode we hear how Artist Jason Lujan seeks to normalize Indigenous presence and narratives within the greater global fabric, equal to any other cultural group, investing contemporary Native American culture with an international sense of place. We hear further about his references of urban and non-American imagery to create work that is hybridized, creating images reflective of the layering of transcultural experiences.
In this episode we hear how Artist Dylan McLaughlin finds a sustainable creative outlet through filmmaking. Dylan looks back over the past couple of years at the friendships he has carved out while creating visual portraits of Artists for various museums and galleries. He talks on collaboration and of his personal creative experience with the medium of film.
In this Episode we hear how Artist Rulan Tangen holds a deep and thorough understanding of dance as a cultural, artistic, educational and commercial medium that can renew culture, cross-pollinate other art forms, express diversity, inspire social/personal/environmental healing, strengthen communities, integrate language and can have a positive effect towards other components of worldview.
Māori artist and photorgrapher Te Rawhitiroa Bosch evokes the magic and intensity of the human experience with his work. In this podcast Te Rawhitiroa shares how he has come to his unique and empowering photographic style which focuses on people, performance, and our relationship to place.
Global organizer Lauren Higgins is a creative producer, artist, and strategist committed to innovative design and change serving 100% of humanity. Lauren ignites experience, pioneering new ways of working in organizations and enterprises that help both teams and leaders respond to the challenges and opportunities of the sustainability era.
The Broken Boxes Podcast is proud to welcome Cannupa Hanska Luger back to the podcast! Cannupa is a ceramic and mixed media artist who creates socially conscious work balanced with a high standard of craftsmanship. His sculpture has been added to various museum collections and shown in exhibitions worldwide.
Organizing can be considered as one of the highest forms of Art. It requires equal measures of creative thought, patience, compassion, problem solving, awareness and selflessness. In this episode of Broken Boxes Podcast we get into conversation with community organizer and global revolutionary Alma Rosa Silva-Bañuelos
If you could sit down and pick the brain of an artist whose work you admire, or who's lifestyle or passion you are intrigued by, what would you ask? What would you want to know? Where would you want a conversation to take you?
With this project, I hope to unfold simple yet inspiring answers about understanding the process of the artist. I hope to find the beauty that is made out of the mundane and the methodical. The brilliant activated artist lifestyle that is pushed from obsession and repetition, from being an outsider, not saying yes, but asking why. I want to know what makes the human make the art.
I will release two new podcast interviews each month, covering a wide range of subject matter with the main thread being The Artist themselves and their process. I will talk to Visual Artists of all mediums, Musicians, Activists, DJ's, Performance Artists, Art Collectives and anyone who I find that is so inspired by their work that they cannot do much else in this life. The goal is to find out what is behind the art.
What is the process that makes the human make the art.