In this pilot for our bi-weekly radio show, Jozefien Buydens and I have a crush on SF-based Russian architect and artist Sofia Shu!
Our theme song is a remix of Swedish desert spirit Victoria Vega’s song ‘Amber Eyes’.
Produced at and supported by KALX Berkeley. Podcast release this fall but you heard it here first.
Interview with Sandra Tsing Loh on "Madwoman in the Volvo"
NPR's Sandra Tsing Loh came into our studio to discuss her theatre piece "Madwoman in the Volvo", playing at the Berkeley Rep. We talk about Burning Man, marriage, and how icky it is when a torrid affair turns into regular ol' love.
Strange Reprise: Maria Forde and Chris Thorson (audio)
I visit Maria Forde at her garage studio in the San Francisco Mission before heading to State Space gallery where we speak with Chris Thorson, whose sculptures are exhibited alongside Forde's drawings. Forde, Thorson, and I talk art, reproduction, and not wanting people to feel alone.
Women Who Tell (29 stories in 29 days)
"For 29 days I told the world (or 70,000 viewers, who might all be the same person) about my experiences of sexual assault and harassment. I wrote about violations that occurred in public and private, in crowds and on couches...All had pulled a thread - sometimes many - from the fabric of my ability to trust, which is also the ability to love."
Interview with David Heti, Comic (audio)
"Your friends and loved ones are obsessed with this story of David Heti boarding a train or a bus and getting off halfway to the destination...So what's this about? What's the real story?”
Kanadas ouppklarade försvinnanden (Canada's Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women)
"The idea that Indigenous women are not 'rooted' and exist outside of dominant social mores has long been present in the Canadian colonial context...The wild 'squaw' [sic] was placed under government-instituted pass systems that denied her the right to travel, supposedly to protect white towns from her 'immoral' influence.' (in Swedish)
'Vanessa' Installation at the Happiness Project, Artist Bloc for POP Montreal