Chris Gaul (part 2)

“the biggest design challenge in the whole world is redesigning how the economy works” – CG

Ep 37:

Chris Gaul’s work integrates philosophies and methods from art and design to explore the potential for creating moments of contemplation and curiosity in everyday life. He shares a passion for using design to protect human rights, cure disease, fight climate change, encourage young artists, and build local communities.
In part 2 we speak about:

-what is your hope for the world?
-making changes in the world
-Takeru Kobayashi – world hotdog champion
-iterations
-the economy as a design challenge
-the responsibility of the designer
Tom Burrell
-design hangovers/artifacts
-clusterfuck
-distribution systems

More info:
https://twitter.com/mrchrisgaul
http://www.chrisgaul.net/utslibrary/introduction
http://www.libraryasincubatorproject.org/?p=5048
http://www.urbanwalkabout.com/sydney/blog/post/1274/
http://art.uts.edu.au/index.php/exhibitions/incidental-data/

Chris Gaul (part 1)

Ep 37:

Chris Gaul’s work integrates philosophies and methods from art and design to explore the potential for creating moments of contemplation and curiosity in everyday life. He shares a passion for using design to protect human rights, cure disease, fight climate change, encourage young artists, and build local communities.
We met on his couch and spoke about:

-cricket teams and learnt behaviour
-tweaking your world
-interactive design for static objects
-k e r n i n g
-indigenous australian design
-invisible technology
-impotence and potential for evil
sail remix
-christianity and buddhism
-planting an oak tree next to a building built of oak so that the replacement oak is onsite when needed
-brain bandwidth
-evil vs invasive
-lack of direct experience disintegrates empathy
-not having a TV in your home
-sharing publicly designed spaces with ads

More info:
https://twitter.com/mrchrisgaul
http://www.chrisgaul.net/utslibrary/introduction
http://www.libraryasincubatorproject.org/?p=5048
http://www.urbanwalkabout.com/sydney/blog/post/1274/
http://art.uts.edu.au/index.php/exhibitions/incidental-data/

Ivey Wawn

“life action practice” – IW
“something will happen” IW

Ep 36:

Ivey Wawn is a dancer based in Sydney. She has a practice deep with egalitarian structures and questions. We spoke about:

-What is the dance when the body’s not in it?
-the body meeting the dance after the dance exists
-further training vs “un-training”
-definition without exclusion
-equalizing ownership of the event
-wisdom of the crowd (by putting ego aside)
-the practice of everyday life and being disinterested
-virtual reality to supersede performers as the facilitator of vicarious experience
-”gurfing” = Girl Surfing

More info:
https://vimeo.com/search?q=ivey+wawn
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ivey%20wawn
https://www.facebook.com/ivey.wawn

Tim Roxburgh

“who pays for what? and why?” – TR

Ep 35:

Tim Roxburgh is interested in radio and interested in economy. He is currently producing for breakfast radio at the ABC. We met briefly after work to talk about:

-how people can live together
-the lay of the land regarding economic frameworks and political agenda
-the test tube is just too big
-listening to the experts & looking at the evidence and having informed economic opinion
-the flow of capitol vs people between nations
-theories that can not be resolved

More info:
https://twitter.com/timrox

Rhiannon Newton – Ep 34

“it kinda feels like you’re watching the past a little bit” RN

Rhiannon Newton is a dance artist with an independent choreography and performance practice. We talk about:

-the premise of a performance
-experience in Avingnon
-what dance can do (in the world)
-social cues
-the spread of hiphop moves across cultures and geographies
-being bored in the audience

More info:
http://www.rhiannonnewton.com/
http://www.brittguy.com/rhiannon-newton
http://www.dirtyfeet.com.au/rhiannonnewton
https://www.youtube.com/user/rhiannonnewton
http://www.thelockup.org.au/whats-on/rhiannon-newton

Patricia Wood – Ep 33

Patricia Wood works in dance and is almost finished a masters of research (dance and anthropology). We talk about:

-considering the person in treatment of illness and disease
-embodiment
-personal responsibility and class mobility
-understanding her relationship across culture
-systemic racism
-recreations of historic events
-art as service
-hobby as career
-doing work that matters

Daniel Jenatsch – Ep 32

“you can find that done better elsewhere” DJ

Daniel Jenatsch is an artist, composer, musician and performer.
We had a very brief chat while he was working on two shows at the 2015 underbelly arts festival in Sydney mainly about time, affect and the way sound is experienced.
Hopefully another talk with Daniel will follow soon!

more info:
http://jenatsch.net/
http://underbellyarts.com.au/project/upon-contemplating-the-sunset/
http://underbellyarts.com.au/project/death-of-affect-restaged-with-a-return-to-the-japanese-nude-2017/