Now we are fifty

Category: Podcast

With this episode Meanwhile in an Abandoned Warehouse reaches its fiftieth episode, and its final episode in its current form. Sophie Hope and Owen Kelly look back at what started them on this journey, and their plans for the future.

These involve splitting the twice-monthly podcast into three, and (before the end of this year) four separate but linked weekly podcasts, while expanding the website into a community forum.

Noises from the Commons

Category: Podcast

In Episode 40 we looked at a variety of pop, rock and folk music licensed through a Creative Commons licence, or made freely available.

In this episode we look at four other, quite different, musics made available in this way.

Karine Gilanyan plays the first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata number 15 in D Major. Jahzzar plays the self-composed Fibonacci from his album kontra-punkte. Bob Ostertag performs Arms and Legs. Julie Licata presents her work resound.

Art : Process : Change

Category: Podcast

In this episode Sophie Hope and Owen Kelly talk with Loraine Leeson about her work, and begin by discussing her latest book: Art : Process : Change, which Routledge published in September 2019.

Loraine discusses her work from the 1970s onwards, and talks in particular about the twelve year Active Energy project with The Geezers.

Loraine Leeson

Category: Contributor

Dr. Loraine Leeson works as a visual artist and works primarily through social engagement. She also works as programme leader for MA in Art and Social Practice in the Department of Visual Arts at Middlesex University, London. Her research focuses on the role of art in social and environmental change through bringing community-based knowledge into the public domain.

Participatory art in Ireland: people, places, events

Category: Podcast

Sophie Hope and Owen Kelly continue their discussion with David Teevan, who has worked for 25 years as a cultural producer in the professional arts sector in Ireland.

In this episode David discusses some of the people and places that shaped the development of participatory arts in Ireland.

David Teevan

Category: Contributor

David Teevan has worked for 25 years as a creative producer in the professional arts sector in Ireland. Over the years he created, developed and managed a number of highly regarded arts organisations including Clonmel Junction Festival, Ten 42 Productions and Galloglass Theatre Company.

A Little Piece of Land

Category: Podcast

A Little Piece of Land operates as a cultural project and creative exploration on a small triangle of land near Sheffield, about half an acre in size and surrounded on all sides by miles of industrial scale agriculture.

In this episode Monika Dutta and Jake Harries discuss with Sophie Hope and Owen Kelly. They explain “what it is actually like” to engage in this work, not just in theory but in day to day practice. How does rewilding work? How do they know what they can eat? How do they know how to cook it? How do they relate to their neighbours, and how do their neighbours relate to them?

Monika Dutta

Category: Contributor

Monika Dutta is an award winning artist and filmmaker.

Her work is concerned with the tangible natural environment and the constructed realities of a culture driven by technology, as reflected through subtle and precarious relationships that exist between the Urban and the Rural.

David Harding, Glenrothes, Public Art

Category: Podcast

In this episode Sophie Hope and Andrew Demetrius talk about the history of the town artist movement in Scotland, the political and economic context in which the new towns were built and the different approaches the planners and artists took to the role of artists and art in these urban developments.