Out There Atlanta

Sep 04

Episode 75: Valerie George AKA Nam June Psyche

This fall, Out There Atlanta presents a continuation of “Summer Sound Series,” a collection of interviews with artists who find inspiration in sound or directly use it in their works. 

 Valerie George is an artist and educator whose interest in sound led her to develop an alter-ego, Nam June Psyche, and tour the country with a station-wagon full of sound equipment. Along the way, she met up artists and musicians for collaborations. The resulting documentation was most recently exhibited in Nashville, and reviewed on BurnAway

Topics include: Giving herself a life-changing gift at 30, Black Mountain College, the artist as editor, and teaching with the openness of a student.

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 Out There Atlanta is sponsored by BurnAway.organ online art magazine for engaged dialogue about the arts.

Music for this podcast was provided by M.S.I.F.

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The Car Kit, 2010, Valerie George. 

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Song for the Cloud Factory, 2010, Valerie George.

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The Rain Drums, 2010, Valerie George.

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Aug 21

Episode 74: Art Rosenbaum

This summer Out There Atlanta presents “Summer Sound Series,” a collection of interviews with artists who find inspiration in sound or directly use it in their works.

 Art Rosenbaum is a painter, educator, folk music performer and collector, and long-term radio host of “Backroads and Banjos" on AM1690: The Voice of the Arts. In this podcast, Art talks about several of his past projects, including "Folk Visions and Voices,” “Shout Because You’re Free,” “Howard Finster: Man of Many Voices,” and “The Art of Field Recording.”

Topics include: Going to the Met with his mom as a child, developing an early love of folk music and bluegrass, visiting Howard Finster, and what spurred him to record and interview musicians.

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 Out There Atlanta is sponsored by BurnAway.organ online art magazine for engaged dialogue about the arts.

Music for this podcast was provided by M.S.I.F.

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Art Rosenbaum at AM1690 [photo by Lilly Lampe]

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Aug 07

Episode 73: Fahamu Pecou on art and his new album

This summer Out There Atlanta presents “Summer Sound Series,” a collection of interviews with artists who find inspiration in sound or directly use it in their works.

 Fahamu Pecou is a visual and performing artist and graduate student in the Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University. He dropped his first album last fall titled “All That Glitters Ain’t Goals" and shares the impetus behind that album in this interview.  

Topics include: Reaching out to a specific audience with visual art versus music, the choice to do a PhD instead of an MFA, and how being a father changed his career.

Sounds include: several of Fahamu’s favorite bon mots, or Fahamuisms, and clips from his album “All That Glitters Ain’t Goals.” Follow this link to watch videos from the album.

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 Out There Atlanta is sponsored by BurnAway.organ online art magazine for engaged dialogue about the arts.

Music for this podcast was provided by M.S.I.F.

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Fahamu Pecou, photo by Neda Abghari

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"All Dat Glitters Ain’t Goals," painting by Fahamu Pecou, 2012.

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Jul 24

Episode 72: Andrew Hammond on Sound

This summer Out There Atlanta presents “Summer Sound Series,” a collection of interviews with artists who find inspiration in sound or directly use it in their works.

 Andrew Hammond is a sound and voice artist and radio traffic reporter. Hammond’s interest in sound grew from an early love of radio dramas as well as an interest in getting a reaction out of others with sound. Hammond regales us in this podcast with a Hannibal Lector impersonation and a faux traffic report, as well as some clips of his sound work.

Topics include: Understanding what it is to be involved with art and become an artist, scaring people, and listening to a recording of yourself.

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 Out There Atlanta is sponsored by BurnAway.organ online art magazine for engaged dialogue about the arts.

Music for this podcast was provided by M.S.I.F.

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Andrew Hammond

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Image of “Ants and Grasshoppers,” a Dashboard Co-op show organized in 2011

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Installation shot from Boom City, organized by Dashboard Co-op in 2013.

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Installation shot from Boom City, organized by Dashboard Co-op in 2013.

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Jul 10

Episode 71: Ruth Laxson on Sound

This summer Out There Atlanta presents “Summer Sound Series,” a collection of interviews with artists who find inspiration in sound or directly use it in their works.

Ruth Laxson is a printmaker, bookmaker, performance artist… essentially, a woman capable of many things. 88 years young, Laxson recently had a major retrospective at MOCA GA titled “Hip Young Owl.” The exhibition featured several of her artists’ books, mail art, etchings, sculptures, and drawings. Laxson also has a keen interest in sound and graciously offered to perform with some of her instruments for this podcast.

Topics include: Her performance history, why she stopped making handmade paper, and the aftermath of a retrospective.

Instruments include: A winding bird, Pakistani bells tree, drum, tambourine, wooden box, and a roasting pan.

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 Out There Atlanta is sponsored by BurnAway.organ online art magazine for engaged dialogue about the arts.

Music for this podcast was provided by M.S.I.F.

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Ruth Laxson standing outside one of her backyard studios

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A selection of Laxson’s instrument collection.

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The winding bird.

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The roasting pan.

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Laxson performing with the roasting pan.

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Laxson on the patio in front of her studios, all built by Bob Laxson.

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Jul 08

Coming Wednesday, an interview with artist Ruth Laxson. Stay tuned to hear about her interest in sound and listen to some impromptu performances! 

Coming Wednesday, an interview with artist Ruth Laxson. Stay tuned to hear about her interest in sound and listen to some impromptu performances! 

Jun 26

Episode 70: Michael Gibson on Sound Installation

 This summer Out There Atlanta presents “Summer Sound Series,” a collection of interviews with artists who find inspiration in sound or directly use it in their works.

Michael Gibson is an artist who works in a variety of mediums ranging from painting to drawing to sound. In this podcast, Gibson discusses the genesis of his interest in sound and two of his most important works in the medium. His first piece, “We are selling mainly to Americans,” is a is a digital multi-channel recording that was recorded over 7 days of an art fair in December, 2007. The second piece, “YNWA,” is a site-specific sound installation created for the 2nd Athens Biennale. “YNWA” uses three sound samples:  Liverpool football fans, the voice of Marcel Duchamp and “The Conversation” by Francis Ford Coppola. Listen to the podcast to find out more.

 Topics include: analog versus digital, Stan Brakhage, Steve Reich, and eavesdropping on art dealers.

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 Out There Atlanta is sponsored by BurnAway.organ online art magazine for engaged dialogue about the arts.

Music for this podcast was provided by M.S.I.F.

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Michael Gibson at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece where he created a sound installation titled “YNWA” for curator Cay Sophie Rabinowitz’s exhibition “Splendid Isolation” as part of the 2nd Athen’s Biennale in 2009. 

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Curator Cay Sophie Rabinowitz riding a bike through the installation.

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Publicity photo for “YNWA” by Michael Gibson.

Follow the link to watch a video of “YNWA.”

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Jun 12

Episode 69: Phillip March Jones on 193 Sound

This summer Out There Atlanta presents “Summer Sound Series,” a collection of interviews with artists who find inspiration in sound or directly use it in their works.

The first interview of Summer Sound Series is with Phillip March Jones.

Phillip March Jones is director of Atlanta’s Soul’s Grown Deep Foundation and founded Institute 193 in Lexington, Kentucky in 2009 as a venue for artistic exhibitions, publications, and collaborations. This summer they’ve released their first album, 193 Sound, which features recordings by musicians who have performed in the space.

 Topics include: founding a formal gallery space in Kentucky, the importance of publications, evolving organizations, and change in Southern cities.

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 Out There Atlanta is sponsored by BurnAway.organ online art magazine for engaged dialogue about the arts.

Music for this podcast was provided by M.S.I.F.

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193 SOUND from Institute 193 on Vimeo.

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Matt Duncan’s concert on August 1, 2012.

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Lonnie Holley performing at Institute 193 in May, 2013.

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Ellie Herring performing at Institute 193 on August 8, 2012.

All images courtesy of Institute 193.

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Jun 10

Coming Wednesday, an interview with Phillip March Jones, founder of Institute 193 in Kentucky (among many other projects). We discuss 193’s first album, Sound, available now. It’s the kick-off to OTA’s Summer Sound Series: tune in Wednesday to find out more!

Coming Wednesday, an interview with Phillip March Jones, founder of Institute 193 in Kentucky (among many other projects). We discuss 193’s first album, Sound, available now. It’s the kick-off to OTA’s Summer Sound Series: tune in Wednesday to find out more!

May 29

Episode 68: Mike Black

Mike Black is an artist whose work combines sculpture with a street art sensibility. Black’s sculptures are meant to call attention to the structural aspects of forgotten buildings, while also paying homage to the people who constructed those buildings. Black is currently a GSU student, a Dashboard Co-op artist, and works at a host of other art-related places in Atlanta. 

He’s also throwing an Edgewood-wide party on June 30th sponsored by PBR at the bars Mother and Church. The resulting empty beer cans from this party will go towards a sculpture commissioned by PBR.

Topics include: Street art, sculpting with an eye to painting, and the upcoming projects to look out for. 

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 Out There Atlanta is sponsored by BurnAway.organ online art magazine for engaged dialogue about the arts.

Music for this podcast was provided by M.S.I.F.

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"Disregard Series # 3," wood, PVC, 10’x20’x6’, 2013

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"Disregard # 4," 2013.

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"Treatment Series # 3," wood, PVC, corrugated tubing, 30”x48,” 2013.

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All images courtesy of Mike Black.

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