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We explore the relationship between International arts and the class struggle. Interviews, Commentary and audio art. We are Outa-space because artists often lack the place to make and create work. We are Outa-space because the street, the squares, online and all the common places we mix in are where we need to decide our future. We are Outa-space because we need to take our minds above the clouds to look down on our planet, to dream, to wonder, but also to see everything in the context of everything else.

We explore the relationship between International arts and the class struggle. Interviews, Commentary and audio art. We are Outa-space because artists often lack the place to make and create work. We are Outa-space because the street, the squares, online and all the common places we mix in are where we need to decide our future. We are Outa-space because we need to take our minds above the clouds to look down on our planet, to dream, to wonder, but also to see everything in the context of everything else.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

We explore the relationship between International arts and the class struggle. Interviews, Commentary and audio art. We are Outa-space because artists often lack the place to make and create work. We are Outa-space because the street, the squares, online and all the common places we mix in are where we need to decide our future. We are Outa-space because we need to take our minds above the clouds to look down on our planet, to dream, to wonder, but also to see everything in the context of everything else.

Language:

English


Episodes

The struggle for Art in Israel (Ep 3.7)

4/30/2021
We spoke to Isreali artist Naor Kapulnik about the role of Art and culture in Israel/Palestine. The emerging movement against Netanyahu and the Isreali state and how artists are starting to get organised. Naor facebook page https://www.facebook.com/I-Like-Naors-Art-220988904634920 Join our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/outaspacepodcast Donate to the show https://outa-space.com/donate/ Donate to https://www.patreon.com/RobMacDonald Please subscribe to our youtube...

Duration:00:41:57

Brazil - The power of art movements from the street (Ep.3.6)

4/17/2021
We talk to Tatiana Minchoni about the political art movements in the periphery of San Pablo, Brazil. We focus on the Sarau poetry movement there, the art festivals that build from below and what all this means for the struggle against capitalism. Sarau do Binho - https://www.facebook.com/SarauDoBinho FELIZS – Feira Literária da Zona Sul Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/felizsfeiraliterariadazs Instagram: @felizs_zs Youtube:...

Duration:00:54:35

Collaboration, Process, Inspiration and writing the script of Art (Ep3.5)

4/3/2021
We speak to up and coming script writer Alison Raynor from New Zealand. We look into her inspirations and process of creation in making films and how that streams from her experiences and other artistic work in Sculpture and design. Up in the space-station commentary we explore how collaboration in art is just humanity in process. Alisons film Pastry https://vimeo.com/166188485 https://www.facebook.com/afrayner www.raynersculpture.com Music this week Pluckin Groove by Peter Iannone...

Duration:00:59:28

Creative productivity in modern life (ep.3.4)

3/27/2021
We interview Graham Allcott founder of “Think Productive” and author of the best selling book “How to be a productive Ninja”. We talk about the role of creativity and art in our daily modern lives and how it impacts on our work and well being. We also start a journey with Graham as he starts to write his latest book on the role of “Kindness” in working life. Graham Allcott https://www.grahamallcott.com/ Music this week by “Choosing sides” by Joey van Leeuwen Join our Facebook Group...

Duration:01:51:06

Going deep into the process - Games Part 3 (Ep 3.3)

3/20/2021
This is the 3rd part of our interview with Mike Haas game creator. We go deep into how the gaming world impacts and interacts on our Society. What are Infinite and finite games?. What are games as a service? If the left is going to respond to games in capitalism we need to understand what is going on? and what's good and what's bad for the class struggle. Rob and Paul in the space-station get into the mental health of it all. http://www.mike-haas.com/ Facebook...

Duration:01:07:20

Class and Art - Part 2 “from aesthetics to action” (Ep.3.2)

3/13/2021
In this second part of our Interview with Ben Davis the author of “9.5 theses on art and class” we delve into themes such as evolution, aesthetics, propaganda in art from a left perspective and ask the question how the artist will get organised in the next period. http://www.benadavis.com/ Music “Sun Song” by Erin Byrne Commentary in the space station this week with Suz Muna Squashdonkey.org Join our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/outaspacepodcast Donate to the...

Duration:01:04:42

Art and Class (EP. 3.1) Part 1

3/6/2021
We talk to Ben Davis, author of “9.5 theses on art and class” about the central theme of his influential book about what is the marxist view of class relationship of today's artist to capitalism. This is the first part of a double episode interview. http://www.benadavis.com/ Music this week Mark Bowler Audiobubble - Dink Post-V 209. Mark Bowler - Composer (markbmusic.co.uk) Commentary in the space station this week with Suz Muna Squashdonkey.org Join our Facebook Group...

Duration:00:56:23

Dyslexia and Art - One word space-station special

1/16/2021
We explore the word “dyslexia” and how it informs the creative process. Paul and Rob then take a journey through the education system, criminology, Surrealism, original thought theories, cognitivity in the brain and much more to ask the question is dyslexia learning difficulty or is it a super power. Podcast platforms. Apple, Spotify, etc https://outaspacearts.libsyn.com Donate to the show https://outa-space.com/donate/ Please subscribe to our youtube channel...

Duration:01:02:22

The struggle for the Breonna Talyor graffiti sculpture. (Ep 2.12)

1/7/2021
We talk to Leo Carson an artist from Oakland USA about the dramatic events around the monument he placed to Breonna Taylor. Breonna was killed by police and became a symbolic figure in the black life's matter movement in the US in 2020. The creation of Leo´s graffiti sculpture has important lessons for artists and activists alike. Donate to the Breonna Taylor monument project. Fundraiser by Leo Carson : Rebuild the Breonna Taylor Sculpture in DT Oakland (gofundme.com) This episode...

Duration:00:40:50

Unionising Artists! - Roses for all... and bread too. (Ep. 2.11)

12/12/2020
We interviewed Theresa Easton, one of the founders of Artist union England. We spoke about how we can organise as artists to build our collective strength and overcome the isolation and individualism. . How do we empower ourselves to enforce good working practices, get paid and also fight for the defence and freedom of art. Link to Artist union Artists' Union England Link to good practice charter for artists AUEGoodpractiseA43 (artistsunionengland.org.uk) Music this week “Ella`s...

Duration:01:05:44

Cyprus theatre - New struggles from Ancient places (Ep. 2.10)

12/5/2020
We interview Eleni Ioannou, a scenographer about a recent movement that developed with artists on the politically and culturally rich Island of Cyprus. This is the third investigation from the podcast in this series on the state of international theatre and especially the effects of the covid crises on the work and consciousness of artists. Podcast platforms. Apple, Spotify, etc https://outaspacearts.libsyn.com Donate to the show https://outa-space.com/donate/ Music this week Rasvedeno...

Duration:00:55:49

Gamification, Can we win? (Ep. 2.9)

11/28/2020
In this second interview with Mike Haas Artist and games developer we get into the details of how our society is increasingly turned into a game. What is gamification doing to us and what should we do about it? Information on Mike Haas http://www.mike-haas.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mikehaasart/?ref=br_rs Instagram @haasleblog Music this week By Charlie Hendren “I’ll write” (22) Charlie Hendren - Home (facebook.com Podcast platforms. Apple, Spotify, etc ...

Duration:00:59:07

Politics of the comedy road (Ep 2.8)

11/21/2020
We interviewed Dave Moran (Anti-Duhring Battalion), a stand up comedian and radio broadcaster. We explore the art of comedy, its power, its politics and what importance does comedy have for the class struggle. Dave on facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010501843313 Link to Dave's Shows https://www.mixcloud.com/riversideradio/a-star-is-bored-the-anti-duhring-battalion-show/ Podcast platforms. Apple, Spotify, etc https://outaspacearts.libsyn.com Donate to the show...

Duration:00:52:57

Food, Art and some Marxist theory (Ep2.7)

11/14/2020
We talk to Robert Sharkey, creative food activist about how you can connect the historical development of society to food and recipes. He connects it to one of the podcast’s key ideas that creativity starts at the beginning of being human. He also treats us to 4 of his recipes in gif format from different key moments in history. Link to the recipes on the website. https://outa-space.com/sharkey-recipes/ Music this week from the Almost Infinite from Cincinnati USA with a song called...

Duration:00:58:50

Catalonia and the role of art in the struggle. (Ep 2.6)

11/7/2020
We discussed with Paco Márquez Carvajal an arts worker and former elected representative of Catalan anti capitalist party CUP. We discuss his political evolution though his experiences in Mexico, the radical independence movement in Catalonia and its effects on arts and culture. Music from El Senyor Peix with a song called Memòria (a song written about the memory of his grandfather in the Spanish civil war) Guest commentary in the space station from Suz Muna. Podcast channels. Apple,...

Duration:00:56:34

Radical Chicago theatre and political struggle in the USA (Ep. 2.5)

10/31/2020
An interview with Dustin Spence a playwright from Chicago USA, we discuss the important role of store theatres, the political movements in the USA, how this is interacting with the arts and how the theatre scene in Chicago is giving birth to new ideas in the Covid 19 era. Dustin's website https://playwrightdustinspence.weebly.com/ Music "Hard Work" By Dustin Spence, Keaton Wooden, Grayson Selby Lyrics by Dustin Spence Performers Virginia Marie Martinez, Keaton Wooden, Grayson...

Duration:00:58:27

International culture sector unions join forces, Can cultural workers of the world unite? (Ep. 2.4)

10/28/2020
We interview Clara Paillard, president of the PCS union culture sector on the initiative of Unions from the UK, France and Italy that have announced a joint declaration to fight for arts and culture that have been devastated by the capitalist economic crises. Is this the first step in a serious fightback for the arts? Link to declaration Joint International...

Duration:00:44:06

What is “truth” in the modern media? (ep 2.3)

10/24/2020
We interviewed Tyler Mcnally founder of The Last round media collective based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. What is the state of the modern media, journalism and how do different trends in capitalism express the news today and how alternative media needs to respond? Links to the Last Round https://lastroundblog.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TLRBelfast/ Music this week. Macedonia Horo by Pick yer feet up https://www.facebook.com/pickyerfeetup/ Please subscribe to our...

Duration:00:55:35

Games, creativity and human society (Ep 2.2)

10/17/2020
We talk to Mike Haas from Boston USA an artist and game developer on role games play in society. This is the first part of a series of interviews investigating all sides Gaming and creativity and what socialists need to consider in the struggle to change society. http://www.mike-haas.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mikehaasart/?ref=br_rs Instagram @haasleblog Audio performance Poetry from Steve Nally “Covid Dreams” Find us on all...

Duration:00:59:22

Theatre and the class struggle (Ep 2.1)

10/10/2020
We spoke to the radical theatre group Townsend productions from the UK on the work they do, what inspires them and how art tells the stories of the workers movement that we need to know for future struggles. We also review their latest podcast performance on the spanish civil war “Dare Devil rides to Jarama” and play a track from their recent album. Links townsendproductions@hotmail.co.uk http://www.townsendproductions.org.uk Link to Podcast of Dare Devil rides to...

Duration:01:01:14