I wrote a blog piece for the Sound And Music organisation recently, outlining the approach I took to develop the Gene Pool artist network meeting into a series of efficient radio, podcast and live streamed broadcasting projects.
“In 2004, I began hosting a small artist networking group with invited guest speakers, using the name the Gene Pool. Anyone who works outside of a large metropolitan area will know how hard it is to motivate people to regularly get out and engage in a wider discussion about the cultural landscape and the creative practice of other artists.
The guest speakers were great, generous with their time, and provided excellent insights and examples of work. The audience for them rarely went above 10 people.
I wanted to turn those 10 people into 1000 people, and the way I did it started a train of thought which is still developing and full of potential now”
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The Art of the Handmade, from clothes to tech explored with artist, Thea Stallwood. The Gene Pool show hits 40 in this episode, where we talk to the current artist participant on our I/O Artist Residency Scheme.
The I/O Scheme provides opportunity for artists to experience a wide range of DIY and Digital techniques and processes during our Autumn “Digital Developments” workshop season, followed by use of rooms, facilities and support to evolve new ideas during the Winter.
The Gene Pool Radio Show is presented weekly at 7pm on Wednesdays on Soundart Radio 102.5FM. The podcast version can be delivered directly into your iTunes via subscription from our iTunes Channel.
Follow Thea’s progress on her residency blog
The archive of this show can be accessed below:
Gene Pool#40: I/O Artist Residency
Artist, Advocate and A-N magazine’s NAN Scheme Co-ordinator, Emilia Telese joins us in July 2009, for a Summery discussion that ranges from Brain Machines and McJob’s to Artist networks and issues around the valuation of culture in the UK and abroad.
Emilia’s own work has moved from digital media and sound work, through interventionist performance which articulates ideas around social politics, celebrity, religion and individual freedoms. http://www.emiliatelese.com
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Listen to this episode from our archive: Gene Pool #17