“Art on Fire” WAFDust Podcast with filmmakers Sophia Swire and Jonathan Clark

“Art on Fire
Sophia Swire and Jonathan Clark

WAFDust Podcast #08

In WAFDust Podcast #8, Yomi Ayeni is joined by Sophia Swire, and Jonathan Clark to talk about their new documentary “Burning Man – Art on Fire“.

While both are veteran Burners, neither had experienced being part of a desert art project, especially not one as big as the 2018 Temple of Galaxia.

The duo talk the demands of making a film on a bootstrapped budget, tracking down elusive contributors, protecting camera equipment, and winning the trust of fellow Burners, and how these difficulties helped shape one of the best Burning Man documentaries to date.

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“This Is Burning Man” – WAFDust Podcast with Brian Doherty

Brian Doherty

“This Is Burning Man
Brian Doherty

WAFDust Podcast #07

In WAFDust Podcast #7, Yomi Ayeni is in conversation with journalist Brian Doherty, author of “This Is Burning Man’.

Brian talks about the early years in the desert, his experiences at the pivotal 1996 burn, and some of the fundamental reasons why the event had no choice but to evolve.

We look at the juxtaposition and impact of hosting Burning Man art outside the desert, and the role and mission of We Are From Dust.

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“Art as Activism” – WAFDust Podcast with Marco Cochrane & Julia Cortell

“Art as Activism
Marco Cochrane and Julia Cortell

WAFDust Podcast #06

In this podcast Katie Eldridge talks to Marco Cochrane & Julia Cortell about their love, lives, and art. 

Marco is best known for his series of monumental sculptures, all of which debuted at Burning Man – beginning in 2009 with Bliss Dance. Julia is an Attorney & mediator and is the co-creator of Bliss Project.

They have been partners in life and art for more than a decade, and have dedicated these works and more, to asking the question: What would life be like if women were safe?

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“The Mayan Fusion” WAFDust Podcast with Pablo Gonzalez Vargas, Artist and Creator of Mayan Warrior

In WAFDust Podcast #5  – “The Mayan Fusion”, Yomi Ayeni chats with Pablo Gonzalez Vargas about the crossover between Mayan culture, sacred geometry, and gifting.

Pablo gives an insight into the science behind Ilumina, his 2017 Burning Man installation, how group meditation is used to trigger the light show, and connect with the earth’s coherence.

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“Natural Highs” WAFDust Podcast with Benjamin Langholz, Creator of Stone 27

In WAFDust Podcast #4  – “Natural Highs”, Katie Eldridge chats with Benjamin Langholz, an artist with a keen fascination for creating emotional experiences through his large format installations.

Langholz discusses his path from working in the tech industry to world travel, self discovery and the art of Japanese bondage, Kinbaku.

Benjamin is currently creating several new projects at his new studio in Berlin.

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“To Build A Better World” WAFDust Podcast 03 with Arthur Mamou Mani, Architect

Catharsis

“To Build A Better World
with Arthur Mamou Mani

WAFDust Podcast #03

In our third podcast, Yomi Ayeni talks to Arthur Mamou Mani, architect, artist, and lecturer about building the 2019 Temple of Galaxia at Burning Man, sustainability, and the science of art.

He gives the lowdown on Catharsisthe game changing modular art structure he planned for Burning Man 2020, which may now manifest in the virtual multiverse, and how he came to the conclusion that beauty can be generated, as opposed to created.

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“Journey to Point San Pablo Harbor” WAFDust Podcast 02 with Rob Fyfe, co-owner of PSPH

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San Pablo Harbor”
with Rob Fyfe

WAFDust Podcast #02

In our second podcast, Katie Eldridge talks to Rob Fyfe about transforming Point San Pablo Harbor from a rundown junkyard into a beautiful destination that now attracts hundreds of visitors every week.

Rob talks about his first encounter with big art at Burning Man, how he came to appreciate the creativity and passion at the core of the Burner community, and how a chance encounter at the Artumnal Gathering led to hosting We Are From Dust’s inaugural exhibition.

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“Art Matters” – WAFDust Podcast 01 with Paige Tashner, creator of Purr Pods

“Art Matters”
with Paige Tashner

WAFDust Podcast #01

Welcome to WAFDust the official We Are From Dust podcast. A few years ago, a team of us decided that interactive and participatory art was a pillar in our community, so we formed our non-profit to showcase the transformative power of participatory art in public places and spaces.

In this our first podcast Paige Tashner, creator of Purr Pods, talks about her life as an artist, how creating a mobile cupcake for Burning Man led to winning  two Honoraria Awards,  her love of cats, the skill exchange associated with creating art in the burner community, and her work with We Are From Dust.

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