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FRESH ART INTERNATIONAL 2013 = New Site + New Fresh Talk Series!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fresh Art International Launches New Website!

Happy New Year, Friends!

If you're visiting this page, you'll notice January 8, 2013, as the most recent post. That's because we launched our wordpress site today. Look for us at www.freshartinternational.com. Thanks for following FAI's evolving new media platform!


Cathy Byrd
Fresh Art International

Monday, January 7, 2013

Fresh Talk Preview 2013

Fresh Art International continues to explore the creative universe, recording conversations with remarkable artists, curators, composers, writers, musicians and architects. Fresh Talk 2013 will begin with these voices. Just a hint of our brilliant line-up!

Agnes Meyer-Brandis
artist, Berlin

Rashid Novaire
novelist, Amsterdam

Andrea Clearfield
composer, Philadelphia
curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

The MacDowell Colony
artist/composer/writer residency,
Peterborough, New Hampshire

Adam Schreiber
photographer, Chicago/Austin

Rijin Sahakian
curator, Beirut/New York

Monday, December 31, 2012

BEST OF Fresh Talk: William Pope.L

Cathy Byrd Talks Art with William Pope.L
Published 25 October 2011

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Conversations About Creativity in the 21st Century  

William Pope.L, a critically important interventionist, is one of the artists featured in Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, the current exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Houston. In 2011, Pope.L presented a magic lantern show titled Blink for Prospect.2 New Orleans. For this project, the artist made a film from more than a thousand images donated by the people of the city. Pope.L projected the film through the back of an old ice cream truck as it was pulled through the streets of the city by volunteers.  

This Fresh Talk episode features the sounds of Blink in motion and a hint of Don Quixote. Sound Editor: Jeff T. Byrd recorded the Pope.L performance on location in New Orleans.

Friday, December 28, 2012

BEST OF Fresh Talk: Jason Forrest

Cathy Byrd Talks Music with Jason Forrest
Published 1 October 2012

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Conversations About Creativity in the 21st Century    

Cathy Byrd connects by Skype with Jason Forrest, aka DJ DonnaSummer, a laptop musician. Based in Berlin for the past eight of years with his wife, artist Jennifer Ray, Jason talks about how he became internationally known and introduces his new platform, Network Awesome. Jason's latest news? His Network Awesome show goes live in January 2013!    

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz     
Photos courtesy Jason Forrest   
Episode Sound in order of appearance: "New Religion" from The Everything, Jason Forrest; "Close to the Edge" from Close to the Edge, Yes;"The Exquisite Organs" from The Everything, Jason Forrest; "Bring that Beat Back" from Bring that Beat Back, Public Enemy; "Keys to the Door" from The Everything, Jason Forrest; "Utopia" from Utopia, Jason Forrest

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

BEST OF Fresh Talk: Luci Westphal

Cathy Byrd Talks Film with Luci Westphal
Published 26 November 2012

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Conversations About Creativity in the 21st Century
In Berlin, Cathy Byrd meets Twitter friend Luci Westphal in a cafe near a recently condemned artists' squat just off Oranienstrasse. A German filmmaker based in New York and Berlin, Luci loves street art, music, film and the D.I.Y. style. Thousands follow Luci's moving postcard series In A Berlin Minute. Luci released her latest documentary All's Well and Fair in episodes online.     

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz     
Photographs courtesy Luci Westphal
Music: "Frogfly Buzzing," by Dioxin Dolly (Rachel Iannelli, Margaret Briggs, Tina Bushnell), 1996, from Luci Westphal, All's Well and Fair, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

BEST OF Fresh Talk: Land Arts of the American West

BEST OF Fresh Talk: Land Arts of the American West
Published 12 July 2012

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Conversations about Creativity in the 21st Century    
Professor Chris Taylor has made Land Arts of the American West an unforgettable learning experience. Through the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University, the program involves a 6,000 mile road trip, camping, a series of remote site visits and an exhibition back in Lubbock. This Fresh Talk episode is a conversation with Chris and students who participated in the 2011 Land Arts adventure.  
Students: Alexander Bingham, Luis Bustamante III, Will Cotton, Winston Holloway, Richard Klaja, Celeste Martinez, Zachary Mitchell, Carl Spartz, Rachael Wilson, Bethany Wood. Program Assistant: Adrian Larriva. Program Director: Chris Taylor.  
Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz      
Photos: Chris Taylor, Cathy Byrd and Joe DeMarco       
Sound: 45 rpm record found by Land Arts 2011 participants

Thursday, December 20, 2012

BEST OF Fresh Talk: Joan Jonas

BEST OF Fresh Talk: Joan Jonas
Published 28 May 2012

Our listeners love Joan Jonas. A seminal contemporary performance artist, she has profoundly influenced the genre. Cathy Byrd watched Joan perform "The Shape, The Scent, The Feel of Things" twice this year—first, in Austin, Texas, and later, in Kassel, Germany. Each time, she and her collaborator, American jazz musician Jason Moran, filled the house and met standing ovations. Having featured Joan's work in a 1994 retrospective, the Stedelijk Museum dedicated a salon to Joan for the venue's re-opening exhibition. Fresh Art International was there.    

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz
Photos: known credits noted
Music: Jason Moran, He Takes His Coat and Leaves