Nastasia Alberti: Archives and Making
The Decorating Dissidence Podcast
by Decorating Dissidence
5M ago
In this episode of The Decorating Dissidence Podcast, Jade French speaks with Nastasia Alberti, an artist and an assistant archive curator at Tate. Their conversation centres on Alberti's work on the Vanessa Bell archive, her perspective on photography, archives and making. From discussing Vanessa Bell's life as revealed through her archive of photographs and letters, the atmosphere at Charleston - the home of the Bloomsbury Group in Sussex, to contemporary practices of decorating one's home, the episode offers another perspective in the dialogue around arts and crafts and insight into th ..read more
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Sara Kelly: On Weaving
The Decorating Dissidence Podcast
by Decorating Dissidence
10M ago
In the final episode of season 1 of The Decorating Dissidence Podcast, Suzanna Petot talks to weaver and maker Sara Kelly. Decorating Dissidence has been working with Sara since the exhibition Weave It! 100 Years of the Women's Weaving Workshops in 2019. Their conversation ranges from transitioning from architecture to textiles, the impact of Sara's trip to Central America, Anni Albers and the Bauhaus, to her most recent project which combines the urban environment, woven textile processes and social interaction. "It's interesting in terms of craft, I think we definitely learn through experien ..read more
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Hailey Maxwell: Material Photography
The Decorating Dissidence Podcast
by Decorating Dissidence
10M ago
For the fifth episode of The Decorating Dissidence Podcast, Hailey Maxwell, an Art Historian and writer from Glasgow, interviews photographers Gemma Dagger and Ellen Rogers about their respective practices and approaches to the medium. As Maxwell describes in her opening, both Gemma and Ellen are inheritors of a surrealist tradition, they conjure strange and unsettling worlds. Both artists have a sensibility, which is open to absurdity, humour, and social critique, yet distinctive approaches to how they depict their subjects - from the cameras they use, the settings they capture, to the materi ..read more
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Episode 4 Nastasia Alberti: Archives and Making
The Decorating Dissidence Podcast
by Decorating Dissidence
10M ago
In this episode of The Decorating Dissidence Podcast, Jade French speaks with Nastasia Alberti, an artist and an assistant archive curator at Tate. Their conversation centres on Alberti's work on the Vanessa Bell archive, her perspective on photography, archives and making. From discussing Vanessa Bell's life as revealed through her archive of photographs and letters, the atmosphere at Charleston - the home of the Bloomsbury Group in Sussex, to contemporary practices of decorating one's home, the episode offers another perspective in the dialogue around arts and crafts and insight into th ..read more
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Yaa Addae and Akua Kwakwa: On Fashion
The Decorating Dissidence Podcast
by Decorating Dissidence
10M ago
In the latest episode of The Decorating Dissidence Podcast, Ghanaian-British curator, writer, and educator Yaa Addae of Decolonize the Art World interviews Akua Kwakwa, co-host of the podcast Off the Rack produced by brainwash media. Their conversation centres around luxury, particularly how contemporary African labels are re-defining what luxury means, and fashion as a medium for creating new worlds. Yaa and Akua discuss the importance of fashion and clothes, comparing their experiences of living in the U.S/UK to Ghana, first memories of dressing themselves, brands you should pay attention to ..read more
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Beth Hughes: Curating Craft
The Decorating Dissidence Podcast
by Decorating Dissidence
10M ago
In the second episode of The Decorating Dissidence Podcast, Suzanna Petot speaks with Beth Hughes, Curator at the Arts Council Collection based at Southbank Centre. Originally recorded in May 2020, this conversation centres around Hughes' entry into the art world, her experiences curating craft, debates about the craft object in contemporary art, the importance of access and working with a public collection, as well as how she herself was making during lockdown as a means of support for the community, healing and joy.  "The way I see sewing now is almost similar to how I see what I do whe ..read more
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Enam Gbewonyo: Transitions
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by Decorating Dissidence
10M ago
In this episode of The Decorating Dissidence Podcast, Dr Lottie Whalen speaks with British Ghanaian artist Enam Gbewonyo about the transitions in her life along her ongoing journey to finding her sense of self that have led her from textile design, to fashion, to becoming an artist and discovering performance as a new way for audiences to engage with her work. This inspiring and insightful conversation around Gbewonyo's artistic practice, her passion for making, founding the Black British Female Artists Collective, the power of representation alongside spaces of healing and care, and her hopes ..read more
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Introducing The Decorating Dissidence Podcast!
The Decorating Dissidence Podcast
by Decorating Dissidence
10M ago
Welcome to The Decorating Dissidence Podcast!  This season has been a labour of love over the past year for Decorating Dissidence, an interdisciplinary project exploring the political, aesthetic & conceptual qualities of craft from modernism to the contemporary. Outside of the project's online journal and exhibitions, we wanted to create a space where we could share stories and invite conversations about crafts directly from practitioners themselves. Across six episodes, the team behind the project and invited hosts speak with artists, curators, writers and academics to discuss a vari ..read more
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Sara Kelly: On Weaving
The Decorating Dissidence Podcast
by Decorating Dissidence
2y ago
In the final episode of season 1 of The Decorating Dissidence Podcast, Suzanna Petot talks to weaver and maker Sara Kelly. Decorating Dissidence has been working with Sara since the exhibition Weave It! 100 Years of the Women's Weaving Workshops in 2019. Their conversation ranges from transitioning from architecture to textiles, the impact of Sara's trip to Central America, Anni Albers and the Bauhaus, to her most recent project which combines the urban environment, woven textile processes and social interaction. "It's interesting in terms of craft, I think we definitely learn through experien ..read more
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Hailey Maxwell: Material Photography
The Decorating Dissidence Podcast
by Decorating Dissidence
2y ago
For the fifth episode of The Decorating Dissidence Podcast, Hailey Maxwell, an Art Historian and writer from Glasgow, interviews photographers Gemma Dagger and Ellen Rogers about their respective practices and approaches to the medium. As Maxwell describes in her opening, both Gemma and Ellen are inheritors of a surrealist tradition, they conjure strange and unsettling worlds. Both artists have a sensibility, which is open to absurdity, humour, and social critique, yet distinctive approaches to how they depict their subjects - from the cameras they use, the settings they capture, to the materi ..read more
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