Tobi’s Arts Performed Podcast
Ep 15 Once Iran To You 2. Richard Dedomenici and Mehrdad Seyf

Ep 15 Once Iran To You 2. Richard Dedomenici and Mehrdad Seyf

January 22, 2018

Podcast Show Notes:

Episode 15

Intro:

Hello and welcome to the 15th episode. I am your host Tobi.

This is the second part of performance artist Richard Dedomenici dedomenici.com and artistic director of 30bird.org, Mehrdad Seyf’s interview.

They continue to talk about their collaboration to get Chris de Burgh on tour in Iran, and their interdisciplinary ethic. Particularly interesting is their very different art forms that complement, as they both engage in humour and the visual but in different ways.

Outro:

What more can I say about their work that they haven’t said already other than to remind you of their up and coming shows.

Richard will be in Lancaster with his piece, An Architecture, that continues the theme of a previous work shown in a youtube video which will be on the podcast show notes here youtube.com

They will both be returning with their performance/ presentation in March at the Junction, in Cambridge, along with other artists and interdisciplinary performances. Details can be found on their websites:

dedomenici.com

30bird.org

next weeks episode will be with Tuna and Seda from the Istanbul Queer Art Collective where they talk about the fluxus movement of the 1960s and Jack Halberstam’s the Queer Art of Failure. We also talk about their own performances in Turkey and their performance at Deep Trash at the Underworld at the Bethnal Green Working Man’s Club. They also have a performance evening coming up at the Glory in Dalston, East London on the 1st of February called Turkish Delight, which will be an evening of Turkish and English performances

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Ep 14 Once Iran to you 1. Richard Dedomenici and Mehrdad Seyf

Ep 14 Once Iran to you 1. Richard Dedomenici and Mehrdad Seyf

January 19, 2018

Podcast Show Notes:

Episode 14

Intro:

Hello everyone and welcome to the 14th episode.

In this episode Richard and Mehrdad talk about their collaboration “Once I Ran to You” where they perform/ present their attempts to bring Chris de Burgh to Iran on a tour.

Richard talks about provoking uncertainty with his work, and Mehrdad engages with his interdisciplinary work with architects, scientists and professionals from other fields.

Also Richard has an event at the end of January called An Architecture in Lancaster which is a continuation of his earlier work and Mehrdad will be doing another interdisciplinary collaboration in March at the Cambridge Junction. Both Richard and Mehrdad will also be performing Once Iran to You again at this event.

You can find the details for all of their future performances at their websites:

dedomenici.com

30bird.org

please enjoy

Outro:

I was so much fun listening to Richard and Mehrdad talking about their respective art and what inspires them and their next episode will delve further into Mehrdad’s cultural and educational back ground and how it has influenced his interdisciplinary work and I will be talking more with Richard about provoking uncertainty with his work.

See you next time.

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Ep 13 Sound System Outernational: Nadine from Muxima Sound System

Ep 13 Sound System Outernational: Nadine from Muxima Sound System

January 15, 2018

Podcast Show Notes:

Episode 13

Intro

Hello everyone and welcome to the 13th episode. This episode is an interview with Nadine from Muxima Sound System from Italy. I wasn’t expecting to do this interview and it’s a privilege to be able to catch hold of her. She was speaking in one of the panel discussions of the Sound System Outernational: Stricly Vinyl 4, called Outernationalism, with a group of European female sound system operators. It was pleasure to do this interview and I hope you enjoy it.

Outro

That interview with Nadine, brief though it was, just emphasises to me that regardless of a persons social situation, their racial heritage, reggae and the sound system culture can mean so much to people; in terms of it’s vibration, it’s lyrical content, it’s political implications, and it’s community aspect. It complements so well, what I’m finding out about art in general, and the art that I’m interested in. so thank you Nadine from Muxima Sound System

Back to the schedule, on Frinday I will be publishing the next episode with Richard Dedominici; performance artist http://dedomenici.com, and Mehrded Seyf also an artist and artistic director of www.30bird.com

See you on Friday

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Ep 12 Sound System and my Spiritual Journey. Thali Lotus, CAYA

Ep 12 Sound System and my Spiritual Journey. Thali Lotus, CAYA

January 11, 2018

Podcast Show Notes:

Episode 4:

Intro

Hello everyone, and welcome to the 12th episode. In this episode, Thali Lotus, from CAYA sounds system will be talking further about her passion for the sound system movement and her own spirituality. Along with this episode, there’s a sound system weekend at Goldsmiths University, from the 13th to the 14th, January. It’s called. You can find out about it from the Facebook Page, just search for the Sound System Outranational 4: Strictly Vinyl

It’s called, Her Story: From Ranking Miss P to the Present. It’s all about the sound system movement.

In the panel there is:

Sista Culcha

Nzinga Sounds

Legs Eleven Sound System

Thali Lotus herself

And DJ Lady Explosive

Outro

It never ceases to amaze me how all of these different art forms, and the spaces they inhabit become a safe haven for marginalised individuals, and also become a site for community love and compassion. The sound system movement, from it’s beginnings in Jamaica, to it’s adoption into the London culture is no exception, and long may it continue. Please don’t forget, the 13th and 14th of this month, this weekend Saturday and Sunday, there will be a series of events at goldsmiths university in London, Lewisham. Thali will be on a panel discussion at 16:15 to 17:30 all about women in the sound system movement.

The next episode will feature Richard Dedominici, performance artist and Mehrdad Seyf, an interdisciplinary artist and artistic director of www.30bird.org. they also have events coming up in the future. So please listen out for that, and have a fantastic week. See you next time

Visit Thali's Sound System website: http://comeasuare.com

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Ep 11 Thali Lotus CAYA: Sound System Operator

Ep 11 Thali Lotus CAYA: Sound System Operator

January 7, 2018

Podcast Show Notes:

Episode 11:

Intro

Hello everyone, and welcome to the 11th episode. In this episode I will be speaking to Thali Lotus, from CAYA sounds, Come As You Are. She’s a sound system operator or sound architect as you will  hear from the episode. Along with this episode, there’s a sound system weekend at Goldsmiths University, from the 13th to the 14th, January. It’s called the Sound System Outranational 4: Strictly Vinyl. You can find out about it from the Facebook Page.

I particularly want to tell you about a panel discussion that Thali is involved with. It’s called, Her Story: From Ranking Miss P to the Present. It’s all about the sound system movement.

In the panel there is:

Sista Culcha

Nzinga Sounds

Legs Eleven Sound System

Thali Lotus herself

And DJ Lady Explosive

But in the mean time please enjoy this interview

Outro

Thali has got such a passion for the sound system movement and the culture that surrounds it, particularly the West Indian culture. She’s got so much love, passion and compassion and creativity to put into it. So please don’t forget, January the 13th and 14th in the day time right until the evening. I think it starts about 11 each day and goes on into the night. Check it out on facebook and www.comeasuare.com

 The next episode I will be bringing out early on Thursday morning to coinside with the weekend. On the next episode you will hear Thali talking more about the history of the sound system movement, roots and culture from it’s origins in Jamaica, and it’s travel with the West Indian immigrants over to Britain, particularly London.

Episode 10. Oli. Psychedelia, Mysticism, Religion and Capitalism

Episode 10. Oli. Psychedelia, Mysticism, Religion and Capitalism

December 16, 2017

Podcast show notes

Episode 10

Intro:

Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Arts Performed Podcast.

This episode was recorded under the former tittle Student Expert Podcast

Please enjoy

Outro:

Once again I’d like to thank Oli through a surprising journey through psychedelia, mystical experiences, religious concepts, and a critique of capitalism. In the new year, all of the new podcasts will be with people involved in art in some way. So I have many more performance artists coming up. I’ve also got a lawyer from Ghana whose also a TV star and a socialite extraordinaire. I have a British born, London Iranian, musician, jazz poet, and percussionist. And I have a sculptor coming up as well, and many more to come. So thank you very much for your time and see you in an exciting new year.

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Episode 9 Oli 2. Dao De Ching, Mysticism and the Human Need for Flux

Episode 9 Oli 2. Dao De Ching, Mysticism and the Human Need for Flux

December 8, 2017

Podcast Show Notes

Intro:

Welcome to the Arts Performed Podcast. This Episode was recorded under the former title Student Expert Podcast. Please Enjoy.

Outro:

It continually surprises me that people like Oli can engage in the use of psychedelics an other aspects of life in such a deep and meaningful way, as opposed to my suspicion that people that engage in that just do it to get high. He’s defiantly proved me wrong on that. I loved the way he went deeper into mysticism, and especially breaking out of our conventions. I think, having our consciousness in flux; he’s on to something there.

In next weeks episode we’ll go further into it. I’ll leave you with some final thoughts from Oli, with one question I pose to him, that will be answered next week.

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Episode 8. Oli. Resistance, Bill Hicks and Psychedelics.

Episode 8. Oli. Resistance, Bill Hicks and Psychedelics.

November 25, 2017

Podcast show notes

Episode 8

Intro:

Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Arts Performed Podcast.

This episode was recorded under the former tittle Student Expert Podcast

Please enjoy

Before interviewing Oli I had not expected, what I kind of see in some ways as quite a circuitous root towards the idea of psychedelics and what they do for you. But once I arrived the interview and started getting his ideas of psychedelics, what I hope you realise by listening to it is, that it’s much more than that. It’s something much deeper.

We go into psychedelia and consumerism, we touch on mysticism, we talk a little bit about Terrence McKenna, but also his very deep influence from Bill Hicks so, please enjoy

Outro:

Once again, an unexpected journey through some ideas that I’d never considered before.

I certainly never expected someone with an interest in psychedelics to be talking so deeply and so spiritually about psychedelics, mysticism and resistance; and resistance in terms of stand up comedy, particularly Bill Hicks.

In the next episode Oli and myself will be continuing this very interesting journey so thank you very much.

And to end this episode once again here is Oli

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Episode 7. Art and Power. Tommy Poppers

Episode 7. Art and Power. Tommy Poppers

November 13, 2017

Podcast Show Notes

Episode 7

Intro:

Hello listeners. Welcome to the seventh episode of the Student Expert Podcast.

This part is the final part of Tommy Poppers interview. Tommy talks about art and power and the fact that art challenges the dominant discourse. He talks a bit about the book that he wrote in South East Asia and also the articles that he wrote, the album that he wrote, the play that he wrote and the forthcoming play he's working on.

So please enjoy

 

Outro:

What I'm loving about these interviews is I'm meeting people from all walks of life, from areas of the community that I would not normally engage with. That for several year, particularly from the LGBTQ communities, that I would never engage with because of my imposed upbringing with homophobic attitudes. So meeting with people, not just from the LGBTQ communities but people who I've not engaged with before.

Find the link to Tommy's Music, ad writing here

In next week’s episode I have the pleasure of engaging with Oli. Now Oli is quite a conventional man but he's very into psychedelics, however, although he's into psychedelics he's not just someone who gets high.

So please look out for his episode. His episodes are also in three parts, so see you next week ladies and gentlemen

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Episode 6. LGBT Creativity. Tommy Poppers

Episode 6. LGBT Creativity. Tommy Poppers

November 13, 2017

Podcast Show Notes

Episode 6

Intro:

Hello listeners and welcome to the 6th episode. Apologies for the late publication of this episode. Instead of a bimonthly podcast I will be publishing the following episodes every week. Today’s episode is the 2nd part of Tommy Poppers interview. This week we talk about the creativity of the LGBT community and stepping outside conventions. We also engage with the question, what is art? The issue of resistance is also explored here in terms of the challenge to norms and conventions. Please enjoy

Outro:

I so enjoyed editing & listening to this week’s episode as returning to it has given me an added appreciation of the work of LGBT performers but more than this how their expression of art & telling their stories can be so relevant to the rest of our lives, particularly for those of us who are marginalized in other ways such as, gender, race, culture or social class. The final episode next week will include information on Tommy’s forthcoming work & we even touch on the impermanence of technocracy & his experience of writing in South East Asia. See you next time listeners.

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