This Is Your Brain on Artipoeus

For the LOST: 48 Hours Art Festival, Artipoeus creates an immersive audio-visual experience recreating the hypnogogic effect of classic storytelling: clear your mind, close your eyes, and let the stories make the pictures.

what IS artipoeus???

Artipoeus is an English-language podcast that takes listeners on a journey through the world of art, from the biggest museums to graffiti in the streets, exploring how art looks, sounds, feels, and what it means. Beginning in 2014 in Paris, Artipoeus has produced over 100 episodes. Through personal anecdote, storytelling techniques, and sound design by independent musicians and composers, Artipoeus explores how we use art to cope with the world around us, and to discover the art in us all. Because art is everywhere.

Each year, Artipoeus chooses a global theme and a personal theme, as a road into the world of art, and selects exhibits loosely based on the theme.  The theme for 2017 was The Art of War / Immigration & Identity: the effect of art on war, and war on art; starting over one more time, this time with feeling.

where can I HEAR artipoeus???

You can hear Artipoeus on Soundcloud, iTunes, Stitcher and TuneIn, or through our media partners Glarify, Åplus, fontaineb., Stusu, and coming soon to Bear Radio Berlin.

your BRAIN on artipoeus???

Using episodes that fit the themes of LOST: Lost Society, Lost Humans, and Lost Control, Artipoeus writer-producer Susie Kahlich and filmmaker Kimberly Lauren Bryant trace the effects of late capitalism beginning with the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January 2015, and onto globalisation, terrorism and rising nationalism through art of the past and art of the now, bringing us full circle to trying to remember how this all started, while creating an immersive audio-visual experience that evokes the hypnagogic effect of classic storytelling: Artipoeus: art you can hear.

artists and music in this installation include:

Episode S3 #47: À La Recherche du Temps Perdu
Affichisme and the posters in the Paris Metro. Original music by Ilo Rive. Broadcast Nov 2017

Episode S1 #13: People in Glass Houses
Fondation Cartier Celebrates 30 Years @ Fondation Cartier in Paris with a group exhibition. Sound clips from the exhibition. Broadcast Jan 2015

Episode S2 #21: Paper Planes & the Fear of Flying
Anne Imhof’s “Angst II” at Hamburger Bahnhof.  Music by M.I.A. Broadcast Sep 2016

Episode S2 #26: When Two Hearts Beat as One
Anna Witt’s installation “Beat Body” at Galerie Tanja Wagner. Sound design by Greg Palmer. Broadcast Dec 2016

Episode S3 #37: Cool Beanz
Anish Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate” in Chicago, USA.  Music by Young Holt Trio.  Broadcast May 2017

Episode S3 #31: Sticks & Stones
LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner installation “He Will Not Divide Us” at the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC.  Sound design by Greg Palmer.  Broadcast Feb 2017

Episode S3 #35: Choose Your Own Adventure
Gunther Demnig’s Stolpersteine.  Music by Jeff Buckley and Hikaru Hayashi.  Broadcast Apr 2017

Episode S3 #44: Say My Name, Say My Name
Françoise Schein and Barbara Reiter’s installation “Inscrire” at Ubahnhof Westhafen. Music by Ilo Rive and Ivan Chiarelli.  Broadcast Oct 2017

Episode S3 #43: All the Dinner Parties in the World
Henrik Strömberg’s exhibition “Echoes in Dust” at Galerie Åplus. Music by Ben Sound.  Broadcast Sep 2017

Episode S3 #41: Everything that Rises Must Converge
Philip Newcombe’s installation “Mosquito” at Galerie Åplus. Music by Philip Newcombe.  Broadcast Aug 2017

who is artipoeus???

Artipoeus is written, produced and hosted by Susie Kahlich.  Susie is a German-American writer living in Berlin by way of Paris.  Writer, art lover, and storyteller, she has curated several exhibits in Paris, lectured for university students and professionals alike on the relationship between art, language and society, and has contributed to several art publications, including Look Lateral and Vingt Paris. She is the creator, producer and host of the art podcast, Artipoeus, a personal journey or carnets de voyages through the world of art, from the biggest museums to the smallest galleries.  She also greatly enjoys candy, cocktails, and the punk rock music.   Contact at

Visuals and video for Artipoeus are filmed and edited by Kimberly Lauren Bryant. Kimberly is a Canadian photographer, writer, and videographer based in Berlin. Driven by interests in film, contemporary art, and culture, her passion for creative expression shapes who she is and how she interacts with the world. She holds a degree in Visual Arts (Studio Arts) from the University of British Columbia, and is a graduate of TCI’s Emerging Photographer Program, specializing in movement-based imagery and video. Kimberly’s writing & photography have been published in The Huffington Post, Start Journal, and Photojournale, among others. She’s written more than 1,000 published articles; interviewed over 100 creative professionals; and been a former regular contributor at several arts & culture publications.

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