todays edition (very likely to be the last one before the summer
break of some three weeks, sorry)
, you will follow our one hour
conversation with Seamus Hughes, when we sat down with him on a
nice balcony of the Warteck PP
, a brewery turned atelier, restaurant,
workshop, artspace etc. Jim (aka Seamus) Hughes
is Founder and was
Artistic Director of Western Australia's Fieldworks Performance
Group. He is a choreographer, visual artist, writer and director of
theatre. Trained originally in classical ballet, he has performed,
taught and directed with a diverse range of dance and theatre
organisations throughout Australia and the world. Jim is a trained
What he will reveal in the interview - among many other things:
Seamus has 10 brothers and sisters, he started out as an apprentice
to become a printer, but he switched to balletdance in Dublin, he
danced on many european stages (also in Zurich with Nurejev),
switched to painting in Cologne, accompanied Joseph Beuys while he
was in Ireland, he tought performance in Perth
, he practices
Feldenkrais now in Basel. Barbara met him by chance at a performance in the Kaskadenkondensator
space dedicated to contemporary art and performance inside the
Warteck PP. His motto is:
"To inspire the creativity in people is what i believe our job is
Enjoy the summer (on the northern hemisphere)! Feedback is always
welcome to "artcast at gmail dot com".
We almost doubled our circulation now that the new iTunes is out.
And we are nr. 69 among the top 100 podcasts today. This is so
exciting! Thank you very much out there, dear audience! This is so
much encouragement to go on and improve. Although I have to say
that we will do a little summer break for the first weeks of july.
But we'll talk about that in our next show, coming up before the
end of this week!
Abonnieren braucht genau 2 Clicks. Den ersten
, den zweiten auf den "ABONNIEREN"-Button in iTunes,
welches nach dem ersten automatisch startet! Merci Mr. Jobs, merci
Das neue iTunes wartet darauf, dass Du es
. Wichtigste Neuerung: Es ist jetzt auch ein
new iTunes 4.9 is out
! The most significant change: it is now a
podcatcher / podcastclient too.
Imagine you'd have a box that receives everything. SW, AM, FM, DAB,
DRM: all modes, traditional, "timebased" radio transmits on between
300kHz and 5GHz. It's coming this year: british RadioScape just announced
, it would start
producing the central element for this. Now add ethernet / WLAN to
the box, which is just a minor problem, and it could even handle
There's always something new to learn! Today Barbara pointed me to
a piece in the International Herald Tribune
where I learned that in french-speaking Quebec they call
what most of the rest of
the world understands as "podcasting"
. "se balader" means
"to go for a walk". Funny and acurate. Thanks to Quebec for this
enrichment! And the IHT recognized that "even Switzerland (is) now
boasting at least one 'indie' podcaster." And I mean, when "even
Switzerland" has one, then really the last netizen on the world
must have heard of it ;-) May we consider ourselves as this "indie
? Well, maybe this would be asking too much. Our
fellowpodcasters over at "StarFrosch
" in Bern
are little more likely to be the ones who
have found the attention of the IHT. But who knows...
In todays edition
you will meet the ukrainian born, Paris based artist Kristina Solomoukha
(one of her works
on the net). She has had many exhibitions in France and Germany. She showed her work at Art Basel in the context of the so called "Art statements
", where young, emerging galleries are. She was one of the "featured artists" in the "Art Lobby
". In this ArtCast she will talk about the method of "cadavre exquis
" she uses for some of her work.
In todays edition, lasting about 20 minutes
, you'll hear the conversation of Barbara with architect Urs Primas
. She met him at the vernissage of the Eidgenössischer Wettbewerb für Kunst (swiss art award)
and they talked about his submission for the competition in the architecture section, which revolves all around highspeed trains in europe. That's some background about him: Because of their awardwinning competition project „Underground“, the architects Martijn van den Ban (NL), Valéry Didelon (F), Christelle Gualdi (F), Urs Primas (CH) and Ed Ravensbergen (NL) were invited to join the Dutch exhibition „Groepsportretten 2000“. Together, they started „Le Zoom“, a label for urban projects. Le Zoom organized two exhibitions about questions of urban development, „Imagine Den Bosch“ and „Hilverzoom 2030“. In the Dutch architecture boom of the late nineties, young architects were expected to create fast, fresh and funny projects. A critical attitude had become utterly unfashionable. “Does that mean that we have to quit worrying, quit thinking altogether?” Le Zoom asked itself. Would this not be the ideal moment for a critique of the seductive image, similar to the one attempted in advertisement by Oliviero Toscani’s work for Benetton? 2002 was the end of Le Zoom - at least for the time being. Valéry Didelon and Christelle Gualdi left the Netherlands and returned to France. „Boba Fett“, a competition project designed by Urs Primas together with colleagues from Bosch Architects in Amsterdam proposed new concepts for housing in Switzerland and caused a bit of a stir in Zurich. Together with Proplaning AG and the general services contractor Batigroup AG, Urs won a competition for the renovation of a housing estate - „Three is a Crowd“- and returned to Zurich to create UP in the beginning of 2003. UP is an architecture firm: they design housing buildings, schools, offices or interiors. Their starting point is often an opinionated interpretation of the program – as for example with the project „Svalutation“ where they designed, together with Jens Studer, special apartments for the ageing generation of 1968. Another field of activity are urban studies, plans and scenarios like for example „Agglo Agro“, a project dealing with the future of agricultural areas in Switzerland. For this kind of assignment in the fringe area of communication and urban planning they tie in with the methods developed by Le Zoom and try to put them to use for their client.
One of the next days we'll do an interview with Gianni
, the artist who turned Silvio Berlusconis bodyfat into
soap. We kindly invite you to mail us any questions you would want
us to ask him. Just send them to our e-mail-adress:
"artcast at gmail dot com"
Thanks a lot for your inspiration!