All posts filed under ‘Interview

“Biopolitics and Coloniality in the Pandemic: An Interview with Luiza Prado de O. Martins” on Berlin Art Link

Examining themes around fertility, reproduction, coloniality, gender and race, Luiza Prado de O. Martins’ artistic and research practice urgently critiques the biopolitical structures that underpin everyday life. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the violence that these structures represent becomes evermore palpable. Populations and data points crash against the reality of daily struggle exacerbated by the pandemic, […]

“New Journey to the Equinoctial Regions: An Interview with Sergio Zevallos” on Berlin Art Link

Sergio Zevallos, born in Lima in 1962, is a Peruvian-German artist whose work, beginning in the early ’80s, has spanned performance, installation, drawing and photography. From 1982 to 1994, he was a member of the Grupo Chaclacayo, known for its performances positioned against the sexual and racial violence surrounding Peru’s armed conflicts. Zevallos’s work is […]

“Zach Blas on the Concept of Contra-Internet” on Berlin Art Link

Zach Blas’s work ‘Contra-Internet’ explores the glowing, gushing and violent ends of Silicon Valley’s utopian ideologies. Its centerpiece, a short film titled ‘Jubilee 2033’, follows Ayn Rand on an acid trip to the future, where her ideas, adopted by Californian tech moguls, are played out to an uncanny extreme. The film features gender non-conforming performance […]

“Wheatley-Provident Hospital: Kansas City’s Own Ruin” on Failed Architecture

I recently caught up with my friend Michael Adams, a Kansas City-based economist and amateur historian/genealogist, whose current area of interest centres on Missouri’s African-American community. Zeroing in on Wheatley-Provident Hospital, our discussion revolved around the indirect role Civil Rights legislation played in its eventual dilapidation. Read on Failed Architecture

Interview with Omsk Social Club Feat. PUNK IS DADA

I had the pleasure of interviewing Omsk Social Club Feat. PUNK IS DADA on the occasion of her work “Scene Afterform: Bona-fide Sites and the Meta Community,” presented at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich. The artist spoke about her motivations for creating this work inside the space of the institution, her interest in larp, […]

“Domestic Realism and Collective Choreography: An Interview with Helen Hester” on Berlin Art Link

Last year’s popular book Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams set forth three interwoven political demands: full automation, universal basic income, and the future. However, the question of care work and its role in a fully automated post-work society remained largely unaddressed. In her forthcoming book […]