WAFDust Podcast: “Drishti” with Kirsten Berg

Drishti – Kirsten Berg

In WAFDust podcast #23 we chat with Kirsten Berg about  her third Burning Man Honoraria award to create Drishtiwhich will be unveiled at the 2022 event.

Her work has  graced the hallowed rooms of the Smithsonian, the National Museum of Singapore, the San Francisco Exploratorium and of course Black Rock Desert.

Kirsten says her art is influenced by her yoga practice, and Drishti is the physical manifestation of a vision.

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WAFDust Podcast “Museum of No Spectators” with Absinthia – Co-Lead

Museum of Spectators

In the world of Burning Man what should a museum represent? How should it entice the audience into experience the art, and how different will it be from other museums? 

One project that will answer some of these questions is the Museum of No Spectators. It started as a virtual project, and will be one of a few pieces from the virtual burn that will be built for Burning Man 2022.

We chat with Absinthia, co-lead of the project to find out how the experience will offer participants a chance to take centre stage at the museum.

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New Beginnings – with Luke Jerram. WAFDust podcast Season 2.

Luke Jerram chats with Yomi at the unveiling of New Beginnings, at Ashton Court, Bristol

In WAFDust podcast #22 we chat with multi-disciplinary artist Luke Jerram, about “New Beginnings”, the latest addition to our  exhibition at Ashton Court in Bristol. 

New Beginnings is the first in a series of coin sculptures to be made by Luke which are animated and completed by members of the public. Some sculptures will be temporary, whilst others, will be permanent, creating a slowly changing landmark in the landscape, a destination and focus for public discussion.

The giant wooden seed sculpture is proving to be very popular, as members of the public are invited to make a wish, as they hammer coins into the piece.

This Ashton Court exhibition is a partnership with ArtSpace LifeSpace in Bristol.



WAFDust Podcast 17 – “Good Vibrations” – Aaron Taylor Kuffner, Gamelatron

“Good Vibrations”

Aaron Taylor Kuffner, Gamelatron

WAFDust Podcast #17

In WAFDust podcast #17, Katie Eldridge is in conversation with Aaron Taylor Kuffner, creator of Gamelatron, sound producing kinetic sculptures.

Aaron explains how he took inspiration from Indonesia’s Gamelan, a thousand-year-old sonic tradition, to compose unique digital sonic immersive experiences, that have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, and Burning Man amongst other places around the world.

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Projects referenced in this podcast


WAFDust Podcast 16 – “The Colour of Black Rock” – Erin Douglas, Black Burner Project

“The Colour Of Black Rock”

Erin Douglas, Black Burner Project

WAFDust Podcast #16

In WAFDust podcast #16 we chat with Erin Douglas, creator of the Black Burner Project about her experiences as a person of colour at Burning Man.

She explains the inspiration behind the project, how a visit to Black Rock City can change lives, and her determination to document the event in a way that shows it is a safe place for her community.

Black Burner Project

WAFDust Podcast 15 – “How Big Art Inspires and Changes Humanity” – Kate Raudenbush, Michael Christian, Aaron Taylor Kuffner

“How Big Art Inspires and Changes Humanity”

Kate Raudenbush, Michael Christian, Aaron Taylor Kuffner

WAFDust Podcast #15

We Are From Dust was inspired by the amazing big art pieces exhibited by artists at Burning Man over the many years. In this episode we delve into the aims and aspirations of three artists to  find out How Big Art Inspires and Changes Humanity, and hosted a panel discussion with Kate Raudenbush, Michael Christian and Aaron Taylor Kuffner.

While it may sound a little ‘tongue in cheek’  we wanted to know whether size really matters?

WAFDust Podcast 13 – “We Are From Dreams” – Art With Me panel #1. Kate Raudenbush and Michael Christian

“We Are From Dreams”

WAFDust Podcast #13

This podcast is a recording of our Art With Me  panel recorded live in Tulum, Mexico.

In this chat, Kate Raudenbush and Michael Christian dive deep and discuss the inspiration for their work, the impact  large scale installations have on people, and how they keep their own respective dreams alive.

The panel is moderated by Yomi Ayeni – founder of We Are From Dust.

“From Dream To Reality” – Art With Me Feature WAFDust Podcast #12

From Dream To Reality

Kate Raudenbush, David Graziano,
Matt Cains, Peter Rupretch
Art With Me Festival


WAFDust Podcast #12

In WAFDust Podcast #12  From Dream To Reality  we visit the Art With Me Festival in Tulum, Mexico as it prepares to open on 11:11:2020.

We chat to the organisers about producing the event during the global lockdown, and keeping to its core values of creativity in large art installations,  entertainment, culinary arts and wellness.

With a few days to launch, we catch up with Kate Raudenbush, Art With Me 2020 featured artist, as she puts the finishing touch to her latest installation – Dream Portal.

Crossing Continents #1 – WAFDust Podcast with Anssi Laurila – Artist and Finnish Regional Contact

Crossing Continents #1

 Anssi Laurila
Artist, Finnish Regional Contact

WAFDust Podcast #11

Crossing Continents is a series of  talks with artists and collaborators who have not only travelled to Black Rock City, but have set up regional outposts in their respective countries.

Our first guest is artist and Finnish Regional Contact,  Anssi Laurila, part of a team who have injected a cultural slant to everything they’ve exhibited at Burning Man, ranging from folklore, education, and even a traditional sauna.

Anssi talks about the fruitful world of concepting projects in Helsinki, being inspired by the International Space Station, and how the collaborative nature of the Burning scene helped birth his first art project.