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.

This is WAFDust Podcast 17

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 14 – “2020 Year Review” – Will Chase and Yomi Ayeni

“2020 Year Review”

WAFDust Podcast #14

We Are From Dust 2020 Year Review.

WAFDust Lead Will Chase joins Yomi Ayeni to discuss We Are From Dust activities in 2020, the year of Covid-19.  

This  annual review looks at the hopes, aspirations, successes, and hurdles they faced, and how they managed resources to stay afloat.

Happy Festivities.

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.

“Holding Creative Spaces” WAFDust Podcast with Kathryn Chiswell Jones

Ashton Court Mansion

“Holding Creative Spaces”

 Kathryn Chiswell Jones
Manager, ArtSpace LifeSpace

WAFDust Podcast #10

In WAFDust Podcast #10, we head to Bristol in England for a chat with Kathryn Chiswell Jones, Manager of ArtSpace LifeSpace, a charity set up to provide access, space, logistics and support to the creative community.

With so many art spaces under threat, ArtSpace LifeSpace manages several iconic buildings in the South West, including Ashton Court Mansion, a historic estate dating back to Domesday itself, and soon to be home of a new art park by We Are From Dust.

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Projects referenced in this podcast

“From Suicide Club To BRC” WAFDust Podcast with Michael Mikel aka Danger Ranger

“From Suicide Club To BRC”
Michael Mikel aka Danger Ranger

WAFDust Podcast #09

In WAFDust Podcast #9, Michael Mikel aka Danger Ranger, drops in on Yomi Ayeni’s BMIR radio show.

Danger Ranger is a founding member of Burning Man, and a much respected cacophonist. He’s a historian with a keen interest in technology and social communities. In this chat, he talks about origins of the Suicide Club, and how the search for a safe place to burn a huge wooden effigy led a bunch of merry pranksters to Black Rock Desert.

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Projects referenced in this podcast

“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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