Posts in Broken Boxes
Broken Boxes - Interview with Marcia Crosby (Episode 52)

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.

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Broken Boxes - Interviews with Water Protectors at Standing Rock, ND. (Episode 51)

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

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Broken Boxes - Interview With Tania Willard (EP#50)

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

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Broken Boxes - Interview With Maria Hupfield (EP#48)

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. 

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Broken Boxes - Interview with Tanya Tagaq (EP#47)

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.

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Broken Boxes - Interview with Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory (EP#46)

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. 

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Broken Boxes - Interview with Cheryl L'Hirondelle (EP#45)

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.

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Broken Boxes - Interview with Ursula A. Johnson (EP#44)

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. 

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Broken Boxes - Introduction to #callresponse :: Interview with Artist/ Curators Tania Willard, Maria Hupfield and Tarah Hogue (EP#43)

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.

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Broken Boxes - Interview with Artist Micah BlackLight (EP#42)

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.

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Broken Boxes - Interview with Artist Jason Lujan (EP#41)

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.

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Broken Boxes - Interview with Filmmaker Dylan McLaughlin (EP#40)

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. 

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Broken Boxes - Interview with Performance Artist Rulan Tangen (EP#39)

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.

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Broken Boxes - Interview with Photographer Te Rawhitiroa Bosch (EP#38)

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. 

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Broken Boxes - Interview With Lauren Higgens (EP#37)

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.

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