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Cacophony vs. Symphony With Paul Stephen Benjamin | Episode 30

12/8/2017
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Joe and Matthew join multi-disciplinary artist Paul Stephen Benjamin on site at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia for a thoughtful conversation on his his work, process, and creative path. They explore the balance between life and work. Audience interaction and intentionality are examined. Strategies for television collection are discussed. Resources From This Episode […] The post Cacophony vs. Symphony With Paul Stephen Benjamin | Episode 30 appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:50:23


Hard-Won Wisdom With Vivian Liddell | Episode 29

11/21/2017
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Painter Vivian Liddell joins Joe and Matthew for a discussion centered on her path in the arts. She shares her special blend of hard-won wisdom gathered between Athens, GA and New York. Then there’s study at the Pratt Institute. And, then the struggles of studio life. Plus family life. Labels and criticism are explored. Insights into teaching and feminism are offered. […] The post Hard-Won Wisdom With Vivian Liddell | Episode 29 appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 01:00:54


You Know, I Was Watching You (Part 2) | Episode 28

11/8/2017
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Artist writing and the importance of writing ability in the arts ecosystem are explored in this second part of a two part conversation. Often the lines become blurred between arts criticism and other arts writing. What exactly is that line in today’s environment where criticism becomes criticism? For artists who also write criticism, a tension […] The post You Know, I Was Watching You (Part 2) | Episode 28 appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:22:09


You Know, I Was Watching You (Part 1) | Episode 27

10/24/2017
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Amid the shuffling of handouts and show prep, Joe and Matthew dig into Joe’s recent trip to upstate New York. Bard College and DIA:Beacon are highlighted. Mentorship and collaboration in the creative life are discussed – what does mentorship really look like? Matthew provides the audio pick of the day. Incidental film picks are offered. […] The post You Know, I Was Watching You (Part 1) | Episode 27 appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:33:08


Chasing The Zeitgeist | Episode 26

9/29/2017
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After a rare break, Joe and Matthew rejoin at the studio complex to explore creative and career trajectories in the arts. A Brain Fuzz lost episode centered on the band Big Star serves as the point of departure. An essay by sculptor David Smith is discussed. Matthew shares delightful randomness from trips to Kentucky and San […] The post Chasing The Zeitgeist | Episode 26 appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:27:48


After The Flood With Tori Tinsley | Episode 25

8/15/2017
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Painter and sculptor Tori Tinsley joins Joe and Matthew for a broad discussion on the creative life. They start with a look at the process of putting a mural together, then move to the inspirations for her work. She shares the experience of a studio flood and dealing with its aftermath, recalling a previous episode on […] The post After The Flood With Tori Tinsley | Episode 25 appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:45:00


Spring Break Forever! | Episode 24

8/1/2017
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Exploding beers punctuate a conversation between Joe and Matthew on the nature of experiences in the arts. A recent piece in The New York Times – “Fixing the Met: Art Lovers Speak” – inspires discussion on museum visitor expectations and the trajectory toward the all-encompassing experience. What are the reasons for this shift? Are we really […] The post Spring Break Forever! | Episode 24 appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:27:03


Intellectual Hoarding With Sarah Higgins | Episode 23

7/18/2017
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Joe and Matthew lead a group of arts patrons on a Brain Fuzz excursion in support of arts non-profit Burnaway. Sitting down for a discussion at the Zuckerman Museum of Art with curator Sarah Higgins, they discuss career trajectories for curators, how shows come together, titles, wall text, and more. Sarah recounts an impressive number of […] The post Intellectual Hoarding With Sarah Higgins | Episode 23 appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:45:25


Recapping On A Sunny Afternoon | Episode 22

6/30/2017
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On a sunny afternoon back at the studio complex, Joe and Matthew recap recent episodes including their conversation with artist Bojana Ginn. Topics include the compulsion to create, artist jobs, and managing expectations in the creative life. The Shins are mentioned. Jenny Holzer is referenced. A future episode is teasered. The post Recapping On A Sunny Afternoon | Episode 22 appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:20:18


A Cocktail of Contradictions With Bojana Ginn | Episode 21

6/16/2017
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Joe and Matthew join artist Bojana Ginn at her studio to explore her unique cross-disciplinary path. They examine her work and how she finds balance in the creative life. Sustainability, immigration, and communism are discussed. Richard Tuttle gets a mention. Finally, she reveals how she found her own personal Yoda. Who Is Bojana Ginn? […] The post A Cocktail of Contradictions With Bojana Ginn | Episode 21 appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:47:05


A Tricky Dance on a Slippery Slope | Episode 20

6/2/2017
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Back at Joe’s studio, Matthew is armed with a copy of Eric Maisel’s Mastering Creative Anxiety. The two explore coping (or not coping) with anxiety in the creative life. Another source of solace – Letters To A Young Artist – is also called upon. New theme music is introduced. Goal posts are shifted. It’s Matthew’s turn to […] The post A Tricky Dance on a Slippery Slope | Episode 20 appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:39:01


Marginalia With Lacey Haslam | Episode 19

5/15/2017
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An Airstream Argosy pulls up and parks. Joe and Matthew get in. The driver is Lacey Haslam, the Archive of Creative Culture’s Lead Organizer. Conversation ensues, centering on the creative minds that help populate the Archive. Airstream restoration, travel, and mobility are explored. David Salle is read aloud, and advice for art school graduates is offered […] The post Marginalia With Lacey Haslam | Episode 19 appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:56:01


Episode 18: . . . But, That’s Savannah

5/2/2017
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Back from a Deep Dive in Savannah, Joe and Matthew reflect on their visit and their conversation with curator Rachel Reese. Stops at The SCAD Museum of Art and the Jepson Center – part of the Telfair Museums – are included. Exhibitions by Jose Parla, Carlos Cruz-Diez, and Chiharu Shiota, are discussed. The day’s audio […] The post Episode 18: . . . But, That’s Savannah appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:29:14


Episode 17: The KCHUNG Simulcast With Rachel Reese

4/19/2017
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While on a Brain Fuzz Deep Dive in Savannah GA, Joe and Matthew are joined by curator Rachel Reese. In a first for Brain Fuzz, the conversation is simulcasted live from the Jepson Center on KCHUNG radio. More about that in the podcast. They discuss museums and the life of a curator. Along the way, […] The post Episode 17: The KCHUNG Simulcast With Rachel Reese appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:40:40


Episode 16: The Houston Round Up

4/13/2017
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Joe and Matthew review a trip to Houston. Recommendations are made – highlighting hotel, museum, and gallery stops. The occasion calls for a discussion of Cy Twombly and the symbology in his oeuvre juxtaposed with that found in Jackson Pollock‘s work. The First Official Brain Fuzz Audio Pick of the Day The trip review ushers in the […] The post Episode 16: The Houston Round Up appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:26:18


Episode 15: The High Life with William Downs

3/27/2017
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Joe and Matthew are joined by artist William Downs. They delve into art career paths and trajectories. Automatism and the practice of performative drawing are explored. Studio visits, critics, and the trials and tribulations of academic life are discussed. Along the way, numerous artists and luminaries are name-checked including: Eva Hesse Louise Bourgeois Philip Guston […] The post Episode 15: The High Life with William Downs appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:49:44


Episode 14: To Your Earlier Point . . .

3/13/2017
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Joe and Matthew discuss the work of Lonnie Holley and recent guests Justin Rabideau and Michi Meko. Trends in art making and distribution are examined within the framework of John Berger’s Ways of Seeing, David Salle’s How To See, and selected criticism: No Paintings for Old Men: I’m Done with Amy Feldman (Art F City) […] The post Episode 14: To Your Earlier Point . . . appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:24:15


Episode 13: Gilding the Lily with Justin Rabideau

2/27/2017
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Sustainability – both in the sense of materials and in maintaining an art practice – is a central topic when Justin Rabideau joins Joe and Matthew for Brain Fuzz episode 13. Joe spots the connection with Gordon Matta-Clark’s work. Matthew recalls a studio visit and the challenges of scale. Accomplished in multiple aspects of professional […] The post Episode 13: Gilding the Lily with Justin Rabideau appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:59:06


Episode 12: The Ultimate Game of Chess with Michi Meko

1/27/2017
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Joe and Matthew join Michi Meko at his studio as he prepares for not one, but two exhibitions in the same week. The creative struggle and permanence versus impermanence in art are discussed. Sun Ra however is the catalyst for this gathering. And Sun Ra leads to an examination of Afrofuturism, altered destiny, jazz, and […] The post Episode 12: The Ultimate Game of Chess with Michi Meko appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:46:22


Episode 11: Art Speak Red Flags

1/16/2017
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Joe and Matthew take a few moments for a full accounting of their art speak red flags list. And, armed with some game show sound effects, they plot a path forward for policing art speak in conversation. In this episode, you will benefit from insights into such art speak terms as liminal, ontological, phenomenology, and […] The post Episode 11: Art Speak Red Flags appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:28:22

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