Drawing, identity and cultural heritage

Munich – For todays episode I talked to the munich based artist Silvia Gardini about drawing, searching for your own identity and digging deeper into your cultural heritage.
There is also a part two up, in which Silvia and I talked about a case that has made big waves in the culteral world of the Netherlands. It is a very important topic, but has a trigger warning to, which is why it is in a seperate episode. 

The artist on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/silvia_gardini_/

Reacting to the contemporary and the political

Vienna – For todays episode I talked to the Vienna based artist Darja Shatalova about mathematics and art, drawing and performance and reacting to the contemporary and the political. Have fun with the episode and check out her work!

The artist on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darja.shatalova/
The artists website: http://www.darjashatalova.com/

Darja Shatalova is a transdisciplinary artist, born in Russia and based in Vienna. In her works she examines and analyses personal and social mechanisms, using a graphical, coded language of colours and symbols. The creation of systems strives to discover order and harmony in the abundance of occurrences.

Typography, performance, music and drawing

René Haustein is a true multimedia artist. He works with typography, performance, music, drawing and more, these four are just the topics we talked about in this episode.

The artist on Instagram: @howshtine
The artists Website: www.renehaustein.com

An expedition to Antarctica and art

Munich – Judith Neunhäuserer is featured on our Instagram page and on the podcast. She is a multimedia and installation artist. I visited her in her studio in october 2020 and among other topics we talked about her expedition to Antarctica and how it is connected to her art. Listen to our talk about her relationship towards science, art and religion in this episode!

The artist on Instagram: @judith.neun
The artists website: http://www.judithneunhaeuserer.info/

Science-fiction and empathy for machines

In the second episode of the Artistscurrent Podcast I am talking to Jana Kerima Stolzer and Lex Rütten. They are an artist-duo working between performance-, video- and installation art and theater. In the interview we talked about working as a duo, theater, science-fiction between the today, the tomorrow and 100 years from now and robots who plan to kill humans – or might instead just be in love with each other. We also talked about humans developing empathy for vacuum cleaners, invisible machines, concepts or things that aren’t human in general. We touched on cartoons as well and the ability to show things that are not really there but might show more accurately, what is happening inside of the characters.

The artist on Instagram: @janakerima_8917 and @lex.89x_it
The artists Website: https://www.thisisinternet.de/

Sign language and the influence of language on culture

Vienna – Maria Belova is a performance, video and photography artist based in Vienna. For this episode we talked about sign language, which is a central element in her current practice, her interest in linguistics and how language is shaped and created by humans and influences them and their culture at the same time. We also touched on russian poetry in her work – she lived in Moscow her whole life until moving to vienna a few years ago – and her use of religious imagery and topics in her artworks. 

The artist on Instagram: @mkrauz