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A weekly podcast with Sam Folorunsho – professionally known as XamVolo – talking everything ideas, artistry and the creative process. An ongoing attempt to highlight parallels across all walks of creativity, XV takes a deep dive into "the artistic journey", addressing its nuances at their most abstract – with help from the occasional guest. Instagram and Twitter @xamvolo

A weekly podcast with Sam Folorunsho – professionally known as XamVolo – talking everything ideas, artistry and the creative process. An ongoing attempt to highlight parallels across all walks of creativity, XV takes a deep dive into "the artistic journey", addressing its nuances at their most abstract – with help from the occasional guest. Instagram and Twitter @xamvolo
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United Kingdom

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A weekly podcast with Sam Folorunsho – professionally known as XamVolo – talking everything ideas, artistry and the creative process. An ongoing attempt to highlight parallels across all walks of creativity, XV takes a deep dive into "the artistic journey", addressing its nuances at their most abstract – with help from the occasional guest. Instagram and Twitter @xamvolo

Twitter:

@xamvolo

Language:

English

Contact:

07539355885


Episodes

AOD 011: The Art Of Consolidation – Selling Yourself (To Yourself) as a Creative

9/16/2019
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Some people are reluctant to step into the role of a creative; though they have ideas, they feel safer separating passion from public persona. Whether this is rooted in a fear of failure, a fear of ridicule, a fear of discomfort or a fear of appearing to take oneself too seriously, such people miss out on all the growth which comes from truly living your craft and walking with both feet on the path. It's not easy, but nothing worth doing ever is! Having the conviction to own your decisions...

Duration:00:17:25

AOD 010: The Art Of Influence – Should Creatives Be Held Morally Accountable?

9/9/2019
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Double digits! In this episode we'll take an abstract look at the idea of an ethical approach to artistic output. Most people can agree: the most powerful way to convey a message is through art – advertising is art, so are books, TV shows, fashion statements and propaganda (AOD 007). Not everyone gets a chance to be heard – to express themselves and have people pay attention – so if and when we have a voice or a platform, do we have a responsibility to "say" anything on behalf of others? To...

Duration:00:19:17

AOD 009: The Art Of Reflection – XV Reflects On His Creative Growth Over 9 Bodies Of Work

9/2/2019
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Whilst obsessing over where we'd like to be, it's easy to forget how far we've come. We torture ourselves with the tales of seemingly-perfect, frictionless ascents of our contemporaries and slowly begin to question whether we're even worthy of the dreams we've often been working toward our whole lives. It's important to cut ourselves some slack sometimes and celebrate how far we've come from zero; we've often achieved a lot more than we give ourselves credit for! XV reminisces over the...

Duration:00:34:57

AOD 008: The Art Of Stamina – Causes Of & Cures For Burnout

8/26/2019
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Whether we like it or not: at some point or the other, everyone needs a break. Experiencing burnout in some form – whether it be a lull in motivation or a shortage of ideas – is an inevitable (yet potentially valuable) part of every creative's journey; it's an opportunity to assess our limits, tweak our habits and hopefully foster a much healthier work ethic in the long run. XV reminisces on some of the core causes and cures he's identified over they years, as well as some less obvious ones.

Duration:00:19:04

AOD 007: The Art Of Translation – 5 Languages All Creatives Speak In

8/19/2019
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All ideas exist in two worlds: ones inner reality, where they're free to thrive in perfect abstraction, and an outer, shared reality – the 'real world'. We've all had that one incredible concept in our heads, that one we couldn't wait to execute, even if we didn't quite know how just yet. The thing is: it's often a complicated task ushering our ideas from the first world to the next – and it's nearly impossible to bring it over all in one piece. XV speaks on a few of the ways we communicate...

Duration:00:23:19

AOD 006: The Art Of Service – A Song Of Audience Entitlement

8/12/2019
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Game of Thrones has been, without a doubt, one of the most successful shows in history – the show enjoyed a lengthy tenure as the biggest attention-grabber on TV, right up until its finale. Public attitudes toward the show seemed to sour towards the end, however, as swathes of viewers voiced their disappointment in the writing of the final series, particularly the ending to a journey they had followed for 8 years. XV uses Game of Thrones as a launchpad into a discussion around "creative...

Duration:00:27:44

AOD 005: The Art Of Honour – Innovation Vs Nostalgia

8/5/2019
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The contributions which legends like John Coltrane, Pablo Picasso, Stanley Kubrick and so many more made to modern art in their lifetimes were monumental. Their work irrevocably shaped and set the landscape of creativity in its own image – their influence runs so deep it's impossible to ignore. For some creatives, however, reverence may quickly turn into fear – some may feel a constant pressure to emulate "the greats" as closely as they can, disregarding their own ideas in the process. XV...

Duration:00:19:18

AOD 004: The Art Of Attention – For When It Feels Like No One Supports You

7/29/2019
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Social media means something different to creatives in 2019. We all find out eventually: in order to survive we *need* attention.. A lot of us feel frustrated when it seems like no one is supporting their work; we may go through a stage (or several) of bitterness and negativity – occasionally taking it out on those closest to us. XV speaks on how he's slowly changing his perception of 'support' over time and how it's helping him stay creatively focused – will definitely be revisiting this...

Duration:00:41:50

AOD 001: The Art of Beginning – 4 Reasons Creatives Fail To Start Anything

7/23/2019
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Episode 1! The one thing creative people love more than anything in the world is watching their ideas come to life. Nothing feels better than seeing everything work out just as we've intended, so most of us have decided to settle for nothing less. Sometimes we'll convince ourselves it's easier to leave those plans in our heads – or in our hard drives – lest the real thing fall short of our imagination. In this episode, XV tackles 4 obstacles he's come across which have stood in the way of...

Duration:00:37:53

AOD 002: The Art of Originality – How To Avoid Generic Ideas

7/23/2019
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One of the worst things you can say to a creative person is that their ideas are unoriginal or derivative in some way – everyone wants to feel their work has its own unique place in the world. A lot of us are familiar with the pressure of competition and sometimes find ourselves trying a little too hard to 'fit in' with what's around us – In this Episode, XV takes time to define originality, also addressing some of the ways he stays in a headspace that results in work he feels is...

Duration:00:36:14

AOD 003: G.A.S.B.U.R.N. – 7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying New Gear

7/23/2019
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Advertising is a hell of a drug. Whether you're a photographer, a gourmet chef or anything in between, 'Gear Acquisition Syndrome' ( or G.A.S.) affects every type of creative at one point or the other. Usually that money can be spent in much better ways, sometimes not at all – working to kick the habit of buying your way out of every creative problem we encounter is essential to a healthy creative journey. In this episode, XV breaks down the 7 questions he's learnt to ask himself before...

Duration:00:23:55

AOD 000: The Art of Dffrnce – Trailer

7/20/2019
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Welcome to The Art of Dffrnce – a podcast about ideas, artistry and the creative process. Coming soon!

Duration:00:01:47