Art 47 – À La Recherche du Temps Perdu

On the anniversary of the 2015 Paris Attacks, Artipoeus pays tribute to the City of Light through the art of the torn  posters in the Paris Metro.  What I love about the posters in the metro is that they are a true collaboration – they are picked at by all the hands of the city: bored hands, frustrated hands, angry hands.  Hand that are juvenile, mature, horny, repressed, delicate, rough.  Sometimes, when you look closely, a tear is handled carefully, or the edges of a tear have been delicately picked away to highlight whatever is beneath. And sometimes they are giant rips, made angrily or in a hurry or just to be a punk.  All the moods of Paris are in those ripped posters, and all the emotions, too.

Featuring: “Drive” and “Trying to Remember” by Oliver Bernard.
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Podcast: Download file | Read transcript | Leave a review | Recorded on 13 November 2017

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Guest Episode : Artipoeus on About Face

Kate Leismer of the About Face podcast sat down for an in-depth interview about my background and the turning point events that shape the way I see art and the world.  A warm, funny, intimate and raw conversation about the art of surviving, and living.  Warning: this episode contains adult themes and graphic descriptions of violence. Listener discretion advised.
With Kate Leismer, in English.

Thank you, Kate!

Art 45 – Nevermind the Bollards

Artipoeus visits Jennifer Abessira’s installation, “Don’t Think Twice,” at London Bridge Station in London, England.  I flew into Heathrow Airport for the first time since 1999, and didn’t recognize a thing — it’s so new and shiny and futuristic, I felt like Jason Bourne, trying to find.. Well, the exit.  I was going straight to the London Bop, the annual gathering of T.Rex fans and family, for a night of reunion and revelry and rock & roll.  But I had to take a cab to the Bop because the Tube would take too long, and also… well… there had just been a terrorist attack.  Again.

Featuring I Want My Country Back. Download for free at!

Art 45 – Nevermind the Bollards

Featuring: “Deleted” and “I Want My Country Back” by She Makes War.
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Podcast: Download file | Read transcript | Leave a review | Recorded on 22 October 2017

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Guest Episode: Artipoeus on Duttnhoody!

Martin and Thomas of Berlin’s Duttnhoody podcast asked me to explain art to them, and I asked for help with my German homework.  None of us walked away any wiser.  Artipoeus meets talks to the boys at the George R for cocktails & quatch.
With Thomas Häder and Martin Thibault. In German and English

Thank you, boys ! Es war sehr Spaßtick!

Art 44 – Say My Name

Artipoeus visits Françoise Shein and Barbara Reiter’s project Inscrire at the Westhafen Ubahn station, in Berlin.   If you are exiting the train at Westhafen, and want to go up to the Putlizbrücke that connects Moabit to Wedding, or transfer to the Ringbahn that circles town, you follow a little green “S” and an arrow that tells you where to go.  You pass big blocks of text on the wall, meaning… what?  Who knows?  Patterns of letters and images, primary colors, black block lettering that is neither beautiful nor un-beautiful, but factual and clear.  I don’t know what it means.  It’s just typography, which is ok if you’re into that kind of thing.  

I’m into that kind of thing.

Featuring: “Placed You” by Oliver Bernard and “Vocabulary of Loneliness” by Ivan Chiarelli
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Podcast: Download file | Read transcript | Leave a review | Recorded on 08 October 2017

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Art 43 – All the Dinner Parties in the World

Artipoeus visits Henrik Strömberg’s Echoes in Dust at A Plus in Berlin.  My mom and dad used to throw amazing parties. One time, they threw a party that featured a whole roast suckling pig. I remember sitting in the kitchen with my Swedish grandmother, wondering whether pig’s brains were tasty or not. Our discussion was interrupted by my dad, suddenly appearing kitchen to get something, who proclaimed, “never eat brains. They’re disgusting.” Moral questions aside, one thing we knew for sure: my dad isn’t a zombie.

Featuring: “Jazz” by Ben Sound
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Podcast: Download file | Read transcript | Leave a review | Recorded on 10 September 2017

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Art 42 – Don’t Stop Believin’

Artipoeus interviews American video artist and VJ Aaron Kulik, in Berlin.  One of the things Berlin is best known for is its music scene.  You can find every kind of music here, from electronica to ambient to trance to dance to hip hop to pop, grunge, rock, rockabillly, punk, and polka.  Aaron Kulik is a Berlin-based video artist, working as a VJ supporting Michigan born, DJ Seth Troxler.  The two are a natural fit: Seth’s work is based in techno and house, with a good dose of sounds from the African and Latino diaspora.  Even when dark, his tracks are bright, in high relief and a little surreal, sort of the way every day objects look in a solar eclipse.

Podcast: Download file | Read transcript | Leave a review | Recorded on 27 August 2017

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