ART TALK BY ARTISTS - ART PODCASTS
Background for the art talks by the artists
The art talk came as a result of my open call from November 2019. Because I wanted to expanded my database of artists I posted the open call for anyone to join. The response was massive and it has allowed me to start my new art projects.
At the beginning the art talks took a place in a physical space of Haze Gallery in Berlin. The art talks lasted for about 45 mins in front of a live audience but there was no recording of the events.
After the March 2020 when the public gatherings were not allowed for some time I have shifted from a physical space to an online environment. I have started creating art podcasts.
The way how I created the art podcast
In a nutshell I approached the artists from my database, gave them a space to present their art practise and made a voice recording of the art talk.
Later on I edited the recording and put images of the artists´ artwork on top of the voice recording. The last step was to render it, uploaded it on my website and promoted the event.
The second approach of the art talks was very time consuming but nevertheless I wanted to do something useful for the artists because this way they could improve their online visibility.
So, I have come up with an idea that the artists can do it actually themselves based on my instructions, share it with me and I will upload it on my website.
Open call for artists
If you are an artist and you would like give an art talk similar to ones on this page then please read carefully through the requirements and follow the instructions below.
I prefer art talks which are focused on my research areas eg. identity, past & memory, origins, validation of the past and stereotypes especially woman stereotypes.
the length of the talk is 15 mins only
in English only
it is a voice recording accompanied with images of your artwork rendered as MP4, or AVI
no selfies videos
the talk should be spontaneous
notes on paper are welcomed but do not read out loud the whole text
presentation 90% visual or short videos accompanied with your voice explaining the artwork
minimum written text
the recording has to start with you saying "Produced for Temporary Space Berlin.....then you full name and country of origin.......
share the recording via Google drive or We Transfer
separately in doc document 300 characters long description of your art practice
separately in doc document 150 characters long introduction of you as an artist
The art podcasts have an educational purpose . It is not a pitch to sell your artwork.
Step by step guide on How to create a podcast
Step no. 1 record your voice via your smartphone
Step no. 2 upload your voice and images of your artwork to video editing software eg. Power Director
Step no. 3 edit out long pauses and slip of tongue parts
Step no. 4 Put images on top of your voice
Step no. 5 Put caption to individual artwoks if it is needed & don´t forget to put your credits at the end of the talk.
Step no. 6 Click on Produce Movie and render it
Step no. 7 Uploaded & share it via Google Drive or We Transfer
So, this was the way how I made the two series of art talks below. The first one included Antonia Gonzalez Alarcon, Clemence b.t.d. Barret, Kseniya Apresyan and Francesca Fini. The second series consist of art talks by Myriam Thyes, Pei Chi Wu, Vanja Novakovic and Manami Uetake.
If you want to see the past sessions to gain a rough idea what is expected then feel free to check out the previous art podcasts. In order to see the podcast you have to sign up via gmail or hotmail account. Sadly, you cannot use any other account such as icloud or similar because for some reason Wix allows only gmail and hotmail accounts.
The fourth artist was Antonia González Alacrón who is a Chilean visual artist exploring the relation between memory and empathy through visual resource. Her research is based on conversation with selected people, mapping the individual surroundings keeping a concept of collective memory in her mind. The narratives are transformed into textile based work of art eg. embroidery and audience can interacted with them by touching.
The third artist was young Russian photographer Kseniya Apresyan who investigates what lies beyond the apparent image. Through her lenses Kseniya explores the multiplied layers of individual characters in Berlin. Kseniya will talk about two of her most recent projects.
The second artist was Clemence b.t.d. Barret who is a visual artist who is focused on topics of migration, identity and freedom. The artist draws upon her personal experience as migrant in various countries in India, Thailand, Morocco other countries challenges the European centrical views on migration, identity and freedom
The first online artist´s talk was hold by Italian cyber punk artist Francesca Fini who is an interdisciplinary artist focused on experimental cinema, digital animation, new media, installation, and performance art. Her live projects are often addressing issues related to the relationship between public and private spaces, between the show and the audience.
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The original series of art talks at Haze Gallery in Berlin
The third artist was Ming Lu who is originally from China. Ming studied Royal College of Art and recently has moved to Berlin to explore rich cultural life of our beloved city. Her recent works play on the tension between contemporary art and traditional Chinese craftsmanship. Humorously employing symbols and figures from myths, legends, prehistorical culture, and from her own biography alike, Ming’s works reflect her cultural identity, which combines enduring attachments to China, the country of her birth and to Europe, where she studied art.
The second artist was Maria Marshall who is a well established artist with Persian cultural heritage whose artwork can be found in many well know collections eg. Louise Vuitton. Her artworks deals with many subjects but mainly with brutal violence hidden within our nature and society.
The first artist was Claudia Virginia Vitari. Claudia is Berlin based Italian artist who works a lot with glass and does amazing kinetic installations. Claudia is a storyteller who was trained as a painter and now she transfers her portraits of people with very moving stories onto a glass because the glass is fragile material like human lives. Once destroyed it cannot be amended regardless of our effort.