Thu, 17 October 2013
On this episode, we have a special audio project. To observe the tenth anniversary of Dia:Beacon, we have an old timey radio drama...kind of.....ok, not really. What it is is a documentation, through interpretive readings, of reviews of Dia:Beacon which have been posted on Yelp.com over the past eight years. Yelp, in its current form has been around since early 2005 and the first posted review of Dia:Beacon dates to April of that year, and to date, 80 reviews have since been posted. This project documents these reviews as a collective barometer of this museum 10 years after opening its doors.
As with the authorities in the film Rashomon who try to discern the truth behind a murder through the incongruous testimonies of the participants, our aim is to triangulate the essence of the museum through the divergent first hand accounts of visitors who thought enough of their experience to voice their critiques and share their suggestions online for the benefit of the rest of us.
We begin this episode with audio from the Decomposer project, performed as part of Collaborative Concepts annual Farm Project at Saunder's Farm in Garrison, NY on Aug 29, 2013. This year's exhibit remains on view through Oct 26.
Kay Larson's book, Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism and, the Inner Lives of Artists, planted a seed in Thomas Huber's mind which grew into Decomposer, with the help of Matt Frieburghaus and Laura Kaufman. An exhibit revolving around John Cage's work 4'33" went on exhibit this week at the Museum of Modern Art in New York - There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cage's 4'33"
We want to thank the readers who agreed to participate in this project:
Fri, 23 August 2013
Last December Chris sat down with Ariane Koek to learn about Collide@CERN, the artist residency program she created which pairs artists and scientists in creative collisions at CERN, the home of the Large Hadron Collider just outside Geneva, Switzerland.
Click here to hear this episode.
Some links related to our conversation with Ariane:
- on Hyperallergic
Ariane's blog Beauty Quark
- Applications for the digital arts residency are being accepted until Sept 26, 2013.
Bill Fontana on Bad at Sports
Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees by Lawrence Weschler
Chris' Geneve Journal Kickstarter campaign which took him to Geneva in the first place.
Tue, 4 June 2013
Joseph Bertolozzi is a composer/musician based in Beacon, NY - and he's currently in Paris taking samples of sounds from the Eiffel Tower. On the eve of his departure for Paris, Joseph spoke with Chris about Tower Music and his previous project, Bridge Music which had him similarly swinging mallets at the Mid-Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie NY.
This recording trip to the Eiffel Tower will continue through this week and it's documented extensively on the Tower Music Facebook page.
After his conversation with Joseph, Chris mentions the project for an upcoming episode of DHR for which we are asking folks to submit recordings of themselves doing dramatic readings of Yelp reviews of Dia:Beacon. Details on how you too can participate can be found here.
Finally, visit EFF.org to see and support their effort to contest what appears to be an overreaching claim of patent protection that, if upheld could have a chilling effect on the world of podcasting.
Perhaps not simply by chance, This American Life revisits their previous show about patent enforcement and touches on this current podcasting related issue.
Mon, 15 April 2013
We're inviting you to participate in creating our next episode coming up in May. Visit our deadhareradiohour.com for details on how you can get your voice on the program. May 13, 2013 is the deadline.
Fri, 15 March 2013
Carolina Miranda is back on the Dead Hare Radio Hour (she was the program's very first guest.) In a conversation recorded in May 2012, Carolina Chris to discuss the Crystal Bridges Museum which opened in November of 2011 in Bentonville, AR.
Carolina's Crystal Bridges photo diary on her blog, c-monster.net includes images of several of the works discussed.
Carolina's most recent radio piece for NPR on the artist Llyn Foulkes.
This Washington Examiner story states that the 600,000 Crystal Bridges visitors in the museum's first year is double the expected number.
A Wall Street Journal story on the Mark Rothko painting, No. 234/ No. 234, recently acquired by Crystal Bridges
More images from Chris' visit to the Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage, MO. can be found in his photo album.
Tue, 1 January 2013
After a long hiatus, a new podcast episode.
Incident Report, Hudson, NY.
This episode closes with Willie Survive's remix and rap over Jomar's Chinese Painting sound piece.
More links relevant to our conversation are forthcoming.
Tue, 17 April 2012
Tue, 20 March 2012
The First segment of this week's show continues the last show's theme of taking a break from art.
Joel tells us about his three month break from painting - which unexpectedly stretched out for two + years.
Below are images from our studio visit with Joel showing some of the works you hear us discuss in this segment. The captions for the studio visit shots were written by Joel.
This first image is of a painting of a painting - in the same family as the one that finally brought Joel's painting hiatus to an end.
The method of Joel's creating the pair of works recalls (in Chris' mind) Rauschenberg's exercise in the works Factum I & Factum II from 1957:
Our audio studio visit concludes with us looking at these two large, pre-hiatus paintings hanging in his living room.
A few more images from our studio visit can be found here.
Next, we hear from Tom Eccles, executive director of Bard College's Center for Curatorial Studies & Hessel Museum of Art, on what exhibits will be coming in this, the 20th Anniversary year of the Bard CCS program, starting with the Matters of Fact exhibit that opened this past weekend.
Tyler appeared in our show on Cy Twombly (DHRH Episode #17). The excerpt we hear comes from the Dec 22, 2011 episode of the MANpodcast in which Tyler and the writer, Andrew Russeth, list their favorite art viewing spaces in America. Number one on Andrew's list is the Fred Sandback galleries at Dia:Beacon.
Andrea Fraser's essay: Why Fred Sandback's Work Makes Me Cry.
MAN Podcast Links:
In this segment, Chris mentions:
Thanks to Tyler for letting us use the snippet of the MAN Podcast. Thanks to Tom Eccles for joining us and thanks to Joel Schapira for letting us all into his home for this episode. Also, thanks to the Erthlyngz and Vybrainsee for the Dead Hare musical segments
PS, Peter Acheson and Deirdre Swords are teaming up to produce a new art blog: forminthefire.blogspot.com
Tue, 6 March 2012
So how are we with our New Years resolutions? Still holding strong in March? Or is writing the check each month to pay for your membership as close as you get to the gym? We at the Dead Hare Radio Hour were curious what kind of rules artists where proposing for themselves with 2012.
One of the interesting results of snooping around the web was that we saw several artists considering the idea of taking a year away from art. What does that mean? Why would you do it? What rules do you follow? How does that effect the people we are? We have to thank Eve Mosher for placing these questions in your minds.
Topics that came up in discussion
Art as a form of identity and the definitions we use to define us.
Mythologizing and Narrativizing our work.
Innovation and art’s role in culture shifts
Wed, 22 February 2012
This week's episode delves into a couple of events happening over the next weekend. First, Chris checks in with Musician, Composer, Author, Philosopher, David Rothenberg to hear about the upcoming Survival of the Beautiful All Day Wonder Cabinet happening at the Cantor Film Center on Feb 25, 2012.
In addition to David Rothenberg, the Wonder Cabinet participants are:
Ofer Tchernichovski (Chris recorded a great conversation between David and Ofer who have collaborated together in exploring birdsong...all we can say is that you had to be there. You REALLY HAD TO BE THERE to hear this great conversation since Chris inadvertently deleted the audio recorded of the conversation which was intended for an episode of. Dead Hare Radio)
The song heard in this episode is Trio Menura from Rothenberg's CD Why Birds Sing. (Bonus hint: The CD comes included with the book Why Birds Sing.
The books by Rothenberg mentioned in the conversation:
Next, we have two conversations about the dance work of Yvonne Rainer. We hear from Choreographer, dancer and writer Susan Osberg and Kelly Kivland, Curatorial Associate at the Dia Foundation. These conversations relate to the upcoming performances of Rainer works being hosted at Dia:Beacon on Feb 25 & 26, 2012.
From Chris' conversation with Susan:
Judson Dance founders mentioned by Susan:
along with Yvonne Rainer and others
(Dead Hare aside: Billy Name, featured in Dead Hare Episode 8 did the lighting for the Judson performances.)
A handful of Yvonne Rainer's films, including Hand Movie (which gives Chris the creeps, for some reason), along with audio and other documentations can be seen at Ubuweb.com (http://search.atomz.com/search/?sp_a=sp10042f50&sp_q=yvonne+rainer&sp_p=all&sp_f=UTF-8)
Rainer's No Manifesto (via wikipedia):
The Boris Groys talk, Everybody is an Artist, which Chris mentions was given at SVA in 2010. (See the video of Groys's talk on Vimeo)
Susan's dance company Workwith Dancers will be presenting a performance called TREE at Beacon Yoga in Beacon NY in late March, and early April.
Here's the info, but there is more on Susan's website,(click the link above).
At this point in the show, we take a little break......
And we're back:
The 1974 WNYC Arts Forum interview of Yvonne Rainer by Annette Michelson can be heard on Ubuweb.com (http://ubumexico.centro.org.mx/sound/Anthology/Rainer_Yvonne/RAINER_YVONNE_WNYC_AFA_1974.mp3)
Next, Chris speaks with Kelly Kivland, Curatorial Associate at Dia.
Joan Duddy & Dia's Salon Project (which Susan Osberg participated in in 1995) Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any real documentation of the Salon Project online, save for a couple reviews of particular events.)
Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s by Carrie Lambert-Beatty
Yvonne Rainer performances at Dia:Beacon are happening on Feb 25 & 26, 2012 at 12pm and 2pm both days. The program for these events are:
The Sunday, May 13th performances are scheduled for 1pm and 3pm at Dia: Beacon. The program for that event is:
The following day, May 14, at Dia:Chelsea, Babett Mangolte will be speaking on Yvonne Rainer,
as part of the Artists on Artists lecture series.
Rainer program info and ticket information can be found at: http://www.diaart.org/rainer
You can also call Dia:Beacon at 845 440 0100.
Thanks to David, Susan and Kelly for joining us this week. It's likely we'll have reports back from both the Wonder Cabinet and the Rainer performances in a future episode.
Tue, 24 January 2012
This week we have a preview of 2012 from a sampling of Hudson Valley exhibition institutions. In this episode we speak with:
Livia Straus, Director of the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, NY.
Mary-Kay Lombino, the Emily Hargroves Fisher '57 and Richard B Fisher Curator at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Ariel Shanberg, director of the Woodstock Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY.
Carl Van Brunt, gallery director at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) in Woodstock, NY.
Sara Pasti, the Neil C Trager director of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, NY.
Michael Asbill of the Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art in Kingston, NY.
Tue, 27 December 2011
This week's show is the very special Dead Hare Radio Hour Christmas Thing/ Holiday Show.
Inspired by Chris' annual Christmas Thing sculptures, this episode is a little bit of a patchwork....
Christmas Thing 2011, by Chris Albert
We start sitting around the bonfire at the Slaats family solstice party. Chris and Matt are Joined by DHRH contributor Sara Anderson Lock and Chad Fust.
Chris' original idea was to treat the listeners to an hour long medley of bad art related press releases set to all our favorite xmas tunes. He begins to sing some lyrics from a release for some exhibit called "Spacewomb" to the tune of "Up on the Rooftop"... and then thinks better of it. (Not to worry, though. He's determined to make this work for next year.
Here's a rundown of relevant links and notes for this episode:
Steve Rossi talks about the Occupy Wall St. Arts & Culture Committee. More information at: wallstreetoccupennial.tumblr.com
Separated at birth?
Representative Peter King's appearance on Anderson Cooper 360.
Dead Hare Correspondents Cynthia and Kenneth check out Art Basel Miami Beach.
We hear Martin Creed's sound Work No. 117 (side A and side B) and the song "I Like Things" from the album "I Can't Move."
Thanks to the Mabbys for singing this week's intro and thanks to Lexi, the recording engineer for that piece.
Thanks to Rich Armstrong for reading the Warhol letter.
Be well, we'll be back in 2012.
Wed, 14 December 2011
Coming into the holiday season, we at the Dead Hare Radio Hour were asking ourselves what we valued most about this time of year. Family visits? Stockings hung by a fire? Presents under the tree? Mistletoe? This was something we had to think about for a little while as there are so many good and bad things revolving around us at the moment. But, if we had to pick one, the consensus would be food. With waist bands growing and New Years resolutions not too far off, we thought what better than think about the role of food in the arts and as a part of culture.
We caught up with the editor of Edible Hudson Valley, Eric Steinman. Who gives us a smattering of treats about food in the Hudson Valley and broader culture. Then we spoke with Tracy Candido. Provocateur of food centered art projects such as Sweet Tooth of the Tiger and the Community Cooking Club.
Notes from our talk with Eric Steinman
Things mentioned in our conversation with Tracy Candido.
Marina Abromovic - Creative Time and LAMOCA projects
Tue, 29 November 2011
1. Of or relating to a numen; supernatural.
2. Filled with or characterized by a sense of a supernatural presence: a numinous place.
3. Spiritually elevated; sublime.
Tarkovsky's film Andrei Rublev (Peter said Ivan Rubilev)
Tue, 15 November 2011
In a time when the idea of alternatives is ever present, we at Dead Hare thought it might be interesting to try to define how an alternative art practice might be defined. How are artists moving away from the art market and tourism focused cultural production. So we reached out to one of the foremost curators delving into these ideas. That being Nato Thompson.
After Nato we sat down with Jean Brennan, Steve Rossi, and Angelika Rinnhoffer to flesh out how alternative art practices are being played out in the Hudson Valley. In this conversation we discuss the why and how a practice like this is established with specific questions about where the need for such a practice is growing and its moral grounding.
Tue, 1 November 2011
This is our first new show after our hiatus in October. This episode also marks the first new show produced on our new every-other-week broadcasting/podcasting schedule.
Chris interviews Michelle Hyun about her curatorial research project Dear Pratella, What do you hear? Dear Pratella was on view as an exhibition project,
Sundry items mentioned during today's episode:
Hong Kai Wang (we hear an 8 min excerpt of I Am Not A Very Good Extemporaneous Speaker; In Fact, I Am No Speaker At All, 2011 performance* / audio installation, 50:42)
Jakob Kierkgaard (we hear a 3 min excerpt from Labyrinthitis, 2007 stereo audio installation, 38:10)
Tony Smith's story about experiencing an unfinished portion of the NJ Turnpike. (pg 127-128)
Chris Kubick and Ann Walsh (Double Archive) (we hear a 3 min recorded excerpt of Room Tone, 2007 4-channel audio installation, variable duration)
Steven Reich's Clapping Music which was part of the exhibit CLAP at the Hessel Museum of Art
Duchamp's Creative Act:
This episode closes with the song Crunge by the Erthlyngz.
Remember, we'll be back in two weeks with a new episode.
Oh, and by the way. If you love Dead Hare Radio...perhaps you may want to consider supporting us with a bit of spare coin via our Paypal acct. It doesn't take much, and it can make the difference to the artists trying to make radio in your life...
Tue, 27 September 2011
All aboard this week's show. Chris and Matthew discuss attending two different events from this past weekend; Matthew, the Creative Time Summit in NYC and Chris, the Beacon Open Studios in Beacon, NY.
While at Mill St Loft's Riverside Gallery, Elia and Chris run into Rick Price, a participant in Electric Windows, who describes the details of the Electric Projected event scheduled for Oct 1, 2011 6p-12a in Beacon.
Chris speaks with Karlos Carcamo about his impressions of the BOS offerings:
Above and below: works by Jackie Skrzynski.
Elia and Chris visit Steve Rossi in his studio.
Finally, Matthew and Chris touch briefly on the Creative time Summit, mentioning....
Notice: A couple of changes are coming to the show. The Dead Hare Radio Hour is going on a hiatus for the month of October. Podcast publishing will be on hold during this hiatus. The 91.3 WVKR broadcast of DHRH will switch from every week to every other week (Tuesdays 5-6p). After this hiatus, we expect to continue with new content on this bi-weekly schedule.
Sun, 25 September 2011
This week is an exciting mix of art talk derived from an event at the Beacon Art Salon that took place earlier in the summer of 2011.
Organized by Stacy Ward Kelly, the Beacon Art Salon was an ongoing series of conversation between artists in the Hudson Valley about their work. The word "was" is important here as the salon is now fading into the ether of history as Stacy has sadly left us for far off places. We wish her good luck.
In what was the last session, Simon Draper and Elia Gurna both talk about their artistic practice. Both are engage in a more direct, participatory way of working that includes the community in the production of their art. Throughout their talk they dig deeply into what it takes to develop such a practice and how they've come to realize the importance of working in these ways.
Wed, 14 September 2011
For this week's episode, we had hoped to bring you part two of a walking review of the Windows on Main St exhibit in Beacon, NY and which closed this weekend. Unfortunately, the weather was not cooperative, so Chris sat down at Bank Sq Coffee House to speak with Beacon Artists Steve Rossi and Susan Walsh.
Items discussed in our conversation:
Before and After, Nicole Ganas' contribution to the Windows on Main St exhibit.
Theresa and Liam Goodman (see below).
Spencer Finch's work The River That Flows Both Ways at the Highline in NYC.
Chris reads Kazumi Tanaka's artist statement accompanying her exhibit Bedtime Stories at Hudson Beach Glass this past Spring.
Peter Iannarelli describes "Bad Apple", a work of art in Bedtime Stories.
Chris also visits Theresa Goodman (Gooby) and Liam Goodman's project for Windows on Main St, Waffles on Main St.
Tue, 30 August 2011
Pauline has long been on the leading edge of sonic composition working with the leading minds in music. The bio on her website describes her in these terms . . .
Pauline Oliveros, composer, performer and humanitarian is an important pioneer in American Music. Acclaimed internationally, for four decades she has explored sound -- forging new ground for herself and others.
Through improvisation, electronic music, ritual, teaching and meditation she has created a body of work with such breadth of vision that it profoundly effects those who experience it and eludes many who try to write about it. "On some level, music, sound consciousness and religion are all one, and she would seem to be very close to that level." John Rockwell Oliveros has been honored with awards, grants and concerts internationally. Whether performing at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., in an underground cavern, or in the studios of West German Radio, Oliveros' commitment to interaction with the moment is unchanged.
We had the pleasure of delving into her recent work that allows the physically impaired to create music with computer technology, what Deep Listening really means, and unique moments that have come to define her career.
For further info check out these sites -
Wed, 24 August 2011
On this week's show, Chris interviews Gary Ferdman and Rik Rydant, two residents of High Falls, NY (located North and West of New Paltz, NY and South and East of Kingston, NY). Gary and Rik have been passionately researching the details of the period of time – two and a half years – from 1946-1948 in which the artist Marc Chagall lived with his companion, Virginia Haggard, in the Hamlet of High Falls.
Although a period that was long overlooked, even ignored (Chagall's subsequent wife Vava sought to erase the existence of Virginia Haggard - a woman he never married, but who is the mother of his son, David – from accounts of the artist's life), Chagall's time in the rural setting of High Falls was an extremely prolific one in which he created, by Gary and Rik's count approximately 100 significant works.
The D & H Canal Museum in High Falls is presenting a documentary exhibit “Chagall in High Falls”, opening on September 3, with a reception happening that day from 5-8pm, then running through Oct 30. A series of public events and talks will be held in connection with the exhibit. The exhibit will feature documents linked to Chagall's life in High Falls, photographs by Charles Leirins documenting the period, and official reproductions of artwork created by Chagall in High Falls.
A special fundraising dinner in honor of Chagall will be presented by John Novi at the Depuy Canal House
The podcast of this week's show features the extended interview with Gary and Rik which couldn't all fit into the broadcast version. The bonus material includes more material on Chagall and the process by which Rick and Gary came to be so consumed by this story in the Hudson Valley.
Some items referred to in this episode:
The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz
Vivian Jacobson, official Chagall lecturer, gave a talk at SUNY New Paltz in March, after which she, Rik and Gary were part of a panel with Dorsky curator, Brian Wallace discussing Chagall in High Falls.
Varian Fry helped arrange to have Chagall and other European artists to escape Nazi controlled Europe, bringing them to the US with his Emergency Rescue Committee (later known as the International Rescue Committee).
Bella Chagall, Marc's first wife is buried in a cemetary in Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County, NY.
Sidney Alexander first made mentioned Virginia Haggard and encouraged her to write her own account of her life with Chagall, which was published as: My Life With Chagall: Seven Years with the Master as Told by the Woman Who Shared Them.
Chagall by Franz Meyer,
Benjamin Harshav's upcoming book Chagall in America is likely to incorporate information about Chagall in High Falls unearthed by Rik and Gary.
Mohonk which provided Chagall's son David's sole, surreptitious, souvenir from his early life in NY.
Fleurs Bella – the flower shop in NYC, owned by Chagall's granddaughter Bella Meyer.
Thu, 18 August 2011
Get ready to hit the Mean Streets err... Main Street in Beacon, NY.
Now in it's seventh year, Windows on Main St. is a store front window based exhibit of artist installations. This year's exhibit, organized by Melissa Tatge and Hannah Anderson features the work of over 40 artists. Our intrepid group strolls and chats about half of the exhibit (stay tuned for the second half very soon).
This is a rough and ready recording this week. Aside from a few adjustments to sound levels, this weeks audio has not been cut or edited....to the shagrin of Chris who finds that he was simply hogging the mic and was unable to finish many of his own sentences while, at the same time, seemingly trying to make this entire episode be all about him (he's the host of the show - and holder of the mic. He's a participating artist in this year's WOMS exhibit, and he co-founded the exhibit in 2005 with Karlos Carcamo (with whom we spoke in Episode 4), all of which is highly unbecoming of a seemingly objective radio host.
Some images (some of them bad) of some of the things we saw.
Check back shortly for images of the artwork the group viewed on their tour.
Tue, 9 August 2011
NADA Hudson on the outside.
This week we revisit NADA Hudson, a non art fair/ sculpture installation held in Hudson, NY on July 30, 31 at the Basilica Hudson. Sarah, Matthew and Chris share their impressions of the event and we hear some sounds from the day.
NADA Hudson on the inside.
Chris speaks with:
Works by Andy Barrett at Bipolart.
Marisa Newman from Newman Popiaschvili Gallery which was presenting intricately beaded AK-47's by Artemio.
Works by Artemio at Newman Popiaschvili.
Artist Andy Meerow who, with Rose Marcus, curated Evil Freaks II, a selection of artist created "chairs".
Benjamin Tischer of Invisible Exports and Invisible Exports' featured artist Philip Von Zweck who was creating on demand editioned photocopies of artwork by other artists through the run of the weekend.
Philip von Zweck's printing station.
Matthew, Sarah and Chris speak a bit about the recent NY Times article from last weekend entitled "Williamsburg on the Hudson" by Peter Applebom, which seems particularly timely given NADA's foray into Hudson.
Dana Gentile, Induced Seismicity. Presented by Humble Arts Foundation.
That creepy Three Men and a Rosie O'Donnell baby painting. Not sure of the identity of the artist.
Best bouncy house ever.
images courtesy of maykr.com
Tue, 2 August 2011
Dead Hare Goes Global in this weeks podcast. We take a wee jaunt to Manchester, England where Sarah Anderson Lock speaks with The Owl Project.
Tue, 19 July 2011
Tue, 12 July 2011
This week's episode of the Dead Hare Radio Hour is devoted to the life and work of Cy Twombly. Twombly died last week at the age of 83.
Note: these show notes are not quite completed...more links coming shortly.
Chris reads two poems by Charles Olson, both dated 1951 and both titled "Cy Twombly."
Steven Read and Google Voice conspire to make new sound art.
Jerry Saltz' s remembrance of Twombly.
David Ross's Interview:
The major Twombly painting, Untitled, 1971, acquired by SFMOMA while David Ross was serving as director of the museum.
Tyler Green's interview:
His blog: Modern Art Notes
The Hetero-normalizing discussion: Of Twombly, of Rauschenberg. Philip Kennicot's Wall St Journal essay on the institutional art establishment problematic response to homosexuality in contemporary art.
John Waters' Interview:
His 2010 memoir, Role Models. The chapter called Roommates details the artists he lives with....through their artwork in his house(s)
A suite of prints like those in John Water's dining room.
We also hear personal reflections on the artist from a range of folks:
V<o>brainsee walks us out with the sound piece Memory.
Funeral services for Cy Twombly were held on July 7th in Rome.
Wed, 6 July 2011
Bik Van der Pol: "Are you really sure a floor can't also be a ceiling?" 2010 Enel Prize at MACRO in Rome.
image courtesy of MACRO
Bik Van der Pol were the artists in residence at CCS Bard this past Spring. Their 2008 exhibition project at the Hessel Museum in 2008, "I've Got Something in My Eye" had some unintended consequences; one being an uproar debating the relative value of artists to birds and two, the near liberation of Pinocchio (which I have posted about before).
image via the blog called : _____________ which also has a detailed, first hand description of the caper.
Since I'm such a fan of this moment, I'm embedding the video again here for your viewing pleasure:
All of the previous projects that Jos and Liesbeth mention in the interview are documented in their website. Take some time and dig around in there to find out more.
Bik Van der Pol's current project, Too little, too late, (and how) to fail gracefully is on exhibit at the Kunstfort Asperen through September 25, 2011.
They're scheduled to open their contribution to Creative Time 's Living As Form project in New York's Lower East Side in September.
Special thanks to Ryan Magyar for being our attentive studio audience for this interview.
In the event you haven't heard of them, this is Eva & Adele....another artistic duo - of another sort.
Thanks to v<o>brainsee (Dead Hare Theme & Dead Hare Prayer) and the Erthlyngz (Jam to the Present Tense )for their musical stylings in this episode.
Fri, 1 July 2011
Chris recalls his recent participation in installing the Blinky PalermoRetrospective on exhibit at CCS Bard (and at Dia:Beacon, too) and the exhibit "If You Lived Here, You'd be Home Right Now, curated by Josiah McElheny, Tom Eccles and Lynne Cooke.
After attempting and failing to broadcast live radio, Chris drives around Beacon with artist Peter Iannarelli.
Items mentioned in the conversation with Peter:
Jeanne Demers reads a poem in Peter's bedroom
Then Chris reminisces about his visit last Spring to the studio of AIR in the Clock Tower Gallery in NYC...unfortunately, you'll have to take his word for it on this one. He does manage to get audio of a quick interview with STO, an artist and one half of the noise band Dub Know Dub which was in residence at the Clock Tower Gallery at the time.
NY Times Article relaying news of the 1912 suicide in the Clock Tower.
Tue, 21 June 2011
This week we are running interviews with artists Erica Hauser and Aaron Fein.
En route between two consecutive residencies, Erica Hauser joined Christopher on Memorial Day for the second of three planned talks about her experiences away from home . From an interview done in April, Matthew speaks with Charlottesville, VA based artist Aaron Fein as he completed his year long residency at Vassar College.
It's all about residencies this week.
Items and folks mentioned in Erica's interview
The Ongoing Moment by Geoff Dyer
"Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph" through Sept 11, 2011 at the Georgia O'Keefe Museum
Things mentioned in Aaron's interview
Tue, 14 June 2011
This week’s show is a wrap up, a culmination, a send off of Benjamin Krevolin as he departs from his position as the President of the Duthcess County Arts Council and moves onto greener pastures at Vassar College. Matthew spoke with Benjamin last week to glean a bit of wisdom before he departs at the end of this week.
Benjamin began his tenure at the Arts Council in 2003 and has seen it grow from a small entity into a focal point of arts engagement and advocacy throughout the Hudson Valley. He talks with us about problems he sees with DIY culture eroding people’s concept of how art is created, goes into depth about the problems in publicaly support for the arts, and adds some advice for his successor.
Here are some names mentioned in the conversation
Lewis Krevolin - Benjamin's Father (we think)
Wed, 8 June 2011
This week marks the Dead Hare Radio Hour's 3rd Month Anniversary.
To mark this auspicious occasion, as a service to those who might have missed some past episodes up to speed, we are playing the previous 11 Dead Hare Radio Hour episodes - simultaneously.
Taken all together this one show packs a punch...it's a real calvalcade of stars.
If you listen closely, you may well the voices of these fine guests:
Nicole Fenichel Hewitt
And, you can hear the sonic stylings of v<o>brainsee, Erthlingz, and einlab.
Tue, 31 May 2011
This week's show is all Wassaic Project all show long.
First up, Matthew treks out to Wassaic, NY for the first of the project's monthly last Saturday open studios events. Matthew speaks with project co-directors Eve Biddle, Bowie Zunino and Jeff Barnett-Winsby.
On May 14th, Chris attended the opening of an exhibit of work by a selection of the 2011 Wassaic Project residents at Hudson Beach Glass in Beacon, NY. The exhibit, co-curated by Jennifer Mackiewicz and John Gilvey will be on view through June 19th.
above and below: collages by Ghost of a Dream at Hudson Beach Glass.
Tue, 24 May 2011
On this week's show, we check in on the closing reception of the Conversations exhibit at R&F Paints in Kingston, NY. The exhibit, curated by gallery director Laura Moriarty and Joanne Mattera grew out of an exchange on Facebook. THe notion of the conversation; between artists and between the separate threads within an artist's work, is at work through out the exhibit. The artists in this exhibit are: Steven Alexander, Nancy Azara, Grace DeGennaro, Pam Farrell, Lorrie Fredette, George Mason, Joanne Mattera and Laura Moriarty.
All photos of artwork and installation views come to us courtesy Joanne Mattera's blog, joannemattera.blogspot.com. See more images on her post about the exhibit here.
In this episode, Chris has conversations with:
Tue, 17 May 2011
On today's show, we speak with Beacon, NY based artists Kirsten Mosher and Erica Hauser.
Matthew and Chris visit Kirsten Mosher's home in Beacon and learn about her various projects that examine the edge between public and private spaces.
Kirsten's Ball Park Traffic of 1998 was a project, created for NY's Public Art Fund, joined together a NYC street intersection with a baseball diamond.
Kirsten's most recent work focuses on the adventures of Gumhead, a gum-headed character - and his friends who end up on all sorts of adventures.
Kirsten's recent Gumhead related installation at the bulletin board exhibition space at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.
Kirsten has exhibits coming up in LA and....... collaborative book project with Jose Luis Blondet.
Also this week, Chris spoke with Erica Hauser on the eve of her early May departure to New Mexico for a month long residency at the Starry Night Retreat near the town of Truth or Consequences. On the heels of returning from NM at the end of May, Erica will be immediately venture to upstate for another month long residency with the Better Arts in Redwood, NY.
One of the works Erica created in her initial days of her residency in NM.
Erica is blogging her experience at the residencies on her new blog: www.ericahauser.blogspot.com
References made in our talk with Erica:
Other Notes of interest
Musical interludes for today's show include:
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Wed, 11 May 2011
The exhibit entitled "The Arles Photographs" features prints that were included in a 2010 exhibit curated by Emma Levigne called "I am a cliché", echoes of the punk aesthetic which was part of the Pompidou Center's 41st Annual Rencontre d'Arles, a massive photo festival happening in Arles, France every year.
Albert Shahinian Fine Art is located at 22 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY; tel: 845.876.7578
We also speak briefly with Albert Shahinian about the significance of working with Billy Name.
The last third of the show features excerpts from the gallery talk Billy gave at Albert Shahinian Fine Art on April 30, 2011.
Andy on the telephone is the first image Billy discusses in his gallery talk.
The Arles Photographs will remain on view at Albert Shahinian Fine Art (22 East Market St #301, Rhinebeck, NY, through the end of May (and possibly a little longer). Full audio versions of the conversation with Billy and his gallery talk will be available for listening in the gallery.
Billy's been interviewed about Warhol and the Factory countless times. Here are links to some of those interviews and other Billy Name related info:
Items mentioned in today's show:
Tue, 3 May 2011
This week's show wraps up our presentation of the audio from the Media and the Community panel discussion held on April 20th in Poughkeepsie.
Today we hear from:
Nicole Fenichel Hewitt and Maria Marewski of the Children's Media Project in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Nicole has used her degree in Professional and Technical Communication from Rochester Institute of Technology for a diverse range of work from community organizing to publishing. Now as Executive Director of Children’s Media Project, she is responsible for organization-wide leadership and direction, leading the curriculum development and teaching team, fundraising and community outreach.
Maria Marewski has been focused on youth and media, critical thinking and creativity since 1994 when she founded the Children's Media Project. She has taught at Vassar College, Hunter College and the University of Maryland .and presented at national conferences, served on state and local grants panels, and her work has been recognized by the New York State Association of Teaching Artists, the National Society of Experiential Education, the Telly Awards, Insight Awards, the Chicago International Film Festival, the International Television and Video Association, and the American Film and Video Festival.
Decora, of the Readnex Poetry Project
In the midst of social disparity and issues that continue to permeate the culture, the ReadNex Poetry Squad have issued open invitations to all to step outside the prescribed lifestyle matrix and embark on a journey toward progress and greater consciousness with a focus on youth. Embracing the eternal tradition of conveying knowledge orally, audiences nationally and around the globe have been captivated and moved by the anti–apathetic stance of the group comprised of four spoken word poets/emcees and one D.J. Through the art of writing and the power of music, esteemed lyrical scholars Decora, FreeFlowin, Jarabe Del Sol, Latin Translator and DJ H20 continue to uplift urban communities with their universal message and sound influenced by Hip-Hop, Soul, Latin and Caribbean music.
Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He has written essays and stories for numerous publications including Longman’s Hip Hop Reader and the journal, “Politics and Culture”. He is currently an Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing and Africana Studies at Vassar College.
Exciting things coming UP!!!
The Next Show will be an interview with artist and photographer Billy Name. Well know in these parts as the studio manager for Andy Warhol's Factory. Christopher and Angelika Rinnhofer will be speaking to him.
Matthew will be heading out to the Open Engagement conference in Portland, OR. next weekend. Here are links to Bad at Sports coverage of the event last year.
Some other things we mentioned -
Tue, 26 April 2011
This weeks episode is the beginning of a two week series covering the Media in the Community Talk that took place on April 20th at the Cunneen Hacket Theatre in Poughkeepsie, NY. The event brought together artists, academic, writers and educators for what is hoped to be the first of a series of community conversations about the role art and media play in the Hudson Valley and how we can foster new possibilities for thinking about these endeavors.
Three of the speakers from last week, Karen Michel, Edward Summers and Leonard Nevarez, specifically addressed the ways in which culture plays an important role in creating identity and being a stimulator in the development of our local communities. These conversations serve as a focal point for our conversation tonight with Christopher and Matthew chiming in with their thoughts.
Grab a drink, Sit back and Enjoy!!!!!
Here is some further information about the speakers and the points they made throughout their talks.
Karen Michel is a broadcast radio journalist, performer, and educator. Her work is heard on numerous radio programs, many accessible at npr and floating around other ethers. She serves on the board of the Dutchess County Arts County and is a member of the Communications faculty at Marist College.
Algonquin Round Table
Anne Lauterbach - Hum
Dutchess County Arts Council
Ed is presently a presidential fellow at Marist College, having completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the college. He is also a Ph.D. Candidate for a degree in Urban and Public Policy at Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy, a division of The New School. Eddie’s research interest is in the areas of gentrification and the role of race, class, gender and politics, economic and community development. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Catharine Street Community Center, Eleanor Roosevelt at Val Kill, Dutchess Outreach, and the Protect the Dream Youth Programs.
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Leonard Nevarez received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and joined Vassar's Sociology Department in 1999. His research examines how markets and their cultures transform places, formal organizations, and labor reproduction. He is the author of New Money, Nice Town: How Capital Works in the New Urban Economy and Pursuing Quality of Life: From the Affluent Society to the Consumer Society.
Tue, 19 April 2011
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Chris is joined by fellow artist Peter Iannarelli (and Bobby the canine) to visit the studio of Beacon artist (soon to be Newburgh), Charlotte Schulz and find out what's at the heart of her intricately crafted charcoal drawings. Meet yer Maykr is a series of posts published by Chris on MAYKR.com. This visit to Charlotte's studio is the first audio incarnation of the series.
The work on on Charlotte's studio walls, nearly completed ( The works all have the working title "The Impossibility of Keeping Borders"):
Items mentioned in today's conversation:
The show wraps up with Matthew and Chris mentioning the current plight of Ai Wei Wei, the chinese artist who has been held by the Chinese government, without any word on this whereabouts or condition for 16 days. For the latest on Ai Wei Wei's predicament, visit freeaiweiwei.org
Tue, 12 April 2011
Show 4 is coming at you! This week our focus has moved across the river to the Samuel Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz as we expand our conversations throughout the Hudson Valley. We start off talking to Greg Slick and Karlos Carcamo, the visiting curators of the Illustrious Mr. X: Museum Collection as a Character Study presently taking place at the museum. Many of you will know Greg and Karlos from their well received efforts at Go North Gallery which closed in 2008. You'll also get to hear their response of our interview with Mr. X in Show #3. We then spend sometime discussing the efforts of the museum with curator Brian Wallace. Celebrating their 10 years anniversary, Brian provides some incite in the way he organizes shows, the history of the museum and the role of the curator. Oh, we are excited.
Tue, 5 April 2011
courtesy: Fovea Exhibitions
Indeed, We've made it to Show Three. This week we speak with Stephanie Heimann, co founder and director of Fovea Exhibitions in Beacon, NY, and Lori Grinker whose photographs of displaced Iraqi refugees comprise the exhibit Nothing Like My Home: The Iraqi Refugee Crisis which is on view through May 8th. A panel discussion relating to the exhibit is scheduled at Fovea on April 9th.
Matthew and Chris also interview a mysterious Mr. X who claims to be the Illustrious Mr. X whose life is the subject of the eponymously named exhibit curated by Greg Slick and Karlos Carcamo at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz, NY through July 17, 2011.
Here' the rundown of this week's show:
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Matthew and Chris chat about the Koo Jeong A installation of two works at Dia:Beacon entitled A Reality Upgrade & End Alone (2003/2010) which are part of a group of works that constitute Koo Jeong A: Constellation Congress, and exhibit spanning three locations.
Vivian Jacobson's talk earlier in the week at SUNY New Paltz on Marc Chagall and the influential women in his life, followed by a panel discussion which included Jacobson, Rik Rydent, Gary Ferdman and Dorsky Curator Brian Wallace about the largely unknown two and a half years Chagall spent in High Falls, NY living with Virginia Haggard and creating prolifically. There is an effort afoot to raise support for a Chagall in the Hudson Valley exhibit to be held at theSamuel Dorsky Museum of Art . Expect more on this in the future.
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Matthew talks about the upcoming panel on the role of art and media in the community:
at the Cunneen Hackett Theatre 12 Vassar St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Chris' interviews with Stephanie Heimann and Lori Grinker.
Lori Grinker speaking during her gallery talk at Fovea on feb 12, 2011
Chelsea Street Walk - an audio tour of a handful of Chelsea Galleries. If you've ever been pocket dialed by someone's cell phone, you'll know what's going on. ...this is just better audio quality.
Chris wonders about photography:
Audio Compression #1 - A 24 minute conversation reduced to just over 3 minutes via indiscriminate edits (arguably without sacrificing the spirit or content of said conversation.
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Matthew and Chris venture blindfolded into the hinterlands and some dank location to speak with A (if not The) Mr. X.
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Tue, 29 March 2011
Our show this week focuses on 150 Years Later: New Photography from Tina Barney, Tim Davis, and Katherine Newbegin at Vassar College's Frances Lehmann Loeb Art Center. The Dead Hare Radio Hour interviews Mary Kay Lombino, Katherine Newbegin, Zach Russo and Emily Klopenberg about their involvement with the show.
Wed, 23 March 2011
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Tue, 22 March 2011
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