Introduction

2022-02-23

Season 2 of Rupert’s Open Studio podcast continues conversations with our local and international community of artists, curators, thinkers and creators who, in varying ways, participate in Rupert’s intellectual ecosystem. This year’s podcast, led by Rupert’s residency programme curator Monika Lipšic, delves deeper into ideas evolving around the podcast’s guests’ artistic practice, inspiration and motivation.  

Sound recording & editing: Antanas Dombrovskis
Podcast soundtrack: Gailė Griciūtė

SE2 E05 Talking writing and reading tarot for Rupert with Daniella Sanader

2022-07-08
Monika Lipšic and Daniella Sanader at Rupert’s balcony by Rugilė Miliukaitė

In the heat of the Lithuanian summer, on one of those two or three days a year, we talked with Daniella Sanader about her practice of close reading and critical writing, delving into her work as a writer and art critic, friend and teacher. For the upcoming occasion of Rupert’s Birthday, Daniella also read Rupert’s past and fortune in a tarot card session. 

Daniella Sanader (CA) is a writer and reader based in Toronto. In her work, she explores oblique ways of writing about art: through speculation, meandering, overidentification, misunderstanding, and close reading. Her writing has appeared in Canadian Art, Artforum.com, C Magazine, BlackFlash, Border Crossings, Maclean’s, The Brooklyn Rail, esse, and others. Her texts have also been published by a number of galleries and artist-run spaces across Canada and internationally. She has curated projects for Vtape, Oakville Galleries, Open Studio, LOMAA, and Gallery TPW. In 2018, she was a participant in the Critical Art Writing Ensemble III at the Banff Centre. Currently, she is a PhD student in Art History and Visual Culture at York University, Toronto. 

Sound recording & editing: Antanas Dombrovskis
Podcast soundtrack: Gailė Griciūtė

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SE2 E04 Eating Kimbap with Bin Koh

2022-06-09
Bin Koh by Roos Quakernaat

Over a plate full of kimbap, we are talking with Bin Koh. The experience of sharing food is part of Bin’s practice and as such, during her residency at Rupert, Bin was inviting different guests for dinner and conversation. In this podcast, we speak a lot about this as well as her artistic interests in structures of labor and crafts. Bin also shares a beautiful dream she had.

Bin Koh (KR) is a visual artist based in Amsterdam. Focusing on female labour, she is interested in the ways that technological development renders the human body and its voice invisible under the current digital and social labour systems. 

Sound recording & editing: Antanas Dombrovski
Podcast soundtrack: Gailė Griciūtė

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SE2 E03: Oscillating the universe back to its balanced state with Andrius Arutiunian

2022-04-27
Monika Lipšic and Andrius Arutiunian as Old Friends by Rugilė Miliukaitė

In this conversation with Andrius Arutiunian, we speak about circular time, toast, tools for organising knowledge and dissonance as a historiographic phenomenon. This year, Andrius is representing Armenia in the 59th Venice Biennale and he also tells us more about his exhibition Gharib—‘a word, a notion and a stranger who enters into our mind’.

Andrius Arutiunian (AM/LT) is an artist and composer who works through objects, installations and time-based collaborations with musicians and performers. He was a resident at Rupert in March 2022. 

Sound recording & editing: Antanas Dombrovskis
Podcast soundtrack: excerpts from Armen (2017) by Andrius Arutiunian

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S02 E02: How do you live and breathe inside irrational space? A conversation with Omsk Social Club

2022-04-07
Omsk Social Club S.M.I2.L.E – A trip into Synesthesia, Volksbuehne Berlin 2019 by Mark Hunt aka player Jack 02

In this episode, Omsk Social Club generously share their thoughts and ideas on their work process, discussing Omsk’s take on history and aesthetics among other topics. Omsk Social Club’s work is being created between two lived worlds: one of life as we know it and the other of role play. These worlds bleed into one and move into a territory called Real Game Play (RGP), a term coined by Omsk in 2017. This term describes the working process of Omsk and has become a stimulus for experimentation to shape new cultural value systems for interdependence, world crafting and cooperation.

The conversation delved rather deep and I am very grateful to Omsk for riding a line of thought together. 

Sound recording & editing: Antanas Dombrovskis
Podcast soundtrack: Gailė Griciūtė

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S02 E01: On entry points to solitary performances & colonial permanence with Davinia-Ann Robinson

2022-02-23
Daviania Ann- Robinson Whose flesh you are, 2021

In the first episode, we talk with Davinia Ann Robinson, an artist from London and Rupert resident in January 2021. In this rather intimate conversation over a cup of ceremonial cacao, Davinia shares her stories and artistic methods of working with ‘colonial emotions’ she has encountered as a Black Female Body, building on her intense relationship with the earth as a living material explored through sculpture, sound, writing and performance. Davinia also reads an excerpt from the new work she developed during the residency, a poem called ‘Translucent Permanence’.

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