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39 – Performance Art w. Julie Ferguson

Working artist Julie Ferguson is on the show to talk about performance art & the work that they do to support it.

We discuss how to manipulate audience engagement through movement & design; how one goes from having a weird idea to having a performance that people pay you money to see; and we talked all about how performance art, in particular, elicits complex conversations with(in) the audience.

So make sure to check out Julie’s Instagram & website for all of their NIUBOI work – past, present, and future.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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27 – Poetry & Vulnerability w. Cristina Filomena

Poet, actress, singer, person, Cristina Filomena is here to talk about her recently published book of poems: Lost. A Collection of Poetry and Prose.

We cover the whole journey of how one goes from having their break-up poems in their journal, to having a book of your work published and sold to people for money. We discuss the vulnerability inherent in creativity, poetry, and in online criticism. Cristina also gifts us with a reading of one of her poems!

So make sure to get the book however you can, check out Cristina’s Instagram, and keep an eye out for her music.

PS: we forgot to mention that Cristina has a music gig coming up at Blackbird Cafe April 26th 6:30pm as part of her duo: One Fell Swoop.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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22 – Send in the Girls Burlesque w. Delia Barnet aka. LeTabby Lexington

The co-founder of Send in the Girls Burlesque, Delia Barnet (aka LeTabby Lexington), is here to discuss what burlesque is & what makes it such a potent art form.

We go through the history of Send in the Girls; we talk about the differences between producing ‘traditional’ theatre and burlesque; we explore why burlesque is important in 2018.

Make sure to get your tickets for With Glowing Hearts March 30/31 (https://www.fortedmontonpark.ca/all-events/send-girls-glowing-hearts/)

As well as the April 13th House of Hush show (https://www.facebook.com/events/403467070096794/) & the April 22nd Burlesque Brunch featuring dueling pianos (https://www.facebook.com/events/2020490458275651/).

You should most certainly check out Send in the Girls Burlesque via their website (https://www.sendinthegirlsburlesque.com/) or their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sendinthegirls/).
LeTabby Lexington is right here (https://www.facebook.com/letabby.lexington).

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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11 – Poetry w. Liam Coady

Poet Liam Coady stops by to talk about art, poetry, and generously offers us an exclusive sneak-peek of his upcoming book: ‘This Love is Mad Reciprocal’, featuring 2 performed poems by the man himself.

We explore the relationship between spoken & written word; we bear witness to the artifacts of creative impulses; we discuss how a book of poems can feel like a mixtape or playlist; and we strive to record despite the efforts of the Illuminati & the Ghosts of Self-Promotion!

Liam’s book is available February 22, 2018 via Glass Buffalo (https://www.glassbuffalo.com/), or you can check out his release party that night at The Sewing Machine Factory (https://www.facebook.com/events/1597088990385775/). You can reach Mr. Coady via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/liamcoadypoetry/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheLocoCoyote), or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/liam_pcoady/).

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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10 – Art & Craft w. Nick Eaton

Our guest today is none other than hobbyist & house-painting wunderkind Nick Eaton, here to discuss the relationship between building a thing – whether that thing is a chair, a painting, or a business – and art.

We talk about art as a product and a process, that perhaps ‘craft’ is the application of skill, how Nick’s theatrical school led him to start his own painting company, and the best place to get pedestal sinks for your theatrical production! All of this and more for your waiting ears.

You can follow Nick on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/oddballeaton/) if you’d like to see the things he builds, or if you need some commercial painting expertise.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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07 – Art & Tattoos w. David Carnduff

On the mic for this episode is tattoo artist, and swell gentleman, David Carnduff (www.instagram.com/dtctattoos)! He’s here to talk with me about the practicalities of working with ink and human flesh. We discuss colour blending techniques, body harmonics, the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh, and applying art practically in your life.

Not only that, but we also lay out the plans for a crowd-sourced tattoo live-stream. So comment down below if YOU’D be interested in sparing a few bucks in order for us to set up a WenghTalk Radio Pink Pterodactyl/Flamingo tattoo live-stream. Seriously. BRRAAH!

So listen to the episode, check out David’s work (www.redloontattoo.com), comment down below, and share with your friends – or your enemies!

Music credits:

Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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04 – Art & Beautiful, Dead Corpses w. Lisa Jones

Join my past-self and Edmonton artist Lisa Jones as we discuss how she recreates life with paint, the purpose of those little placards in galleries, and a “Nazi Jesus Teddy Bear Painting”. More to the point, we talk about how pulling beauty from all the ugliness in the world for your art can serve as a type of self-healing; and that’s really dope.

Check out her website (www.lisajones.info) or www.instagram.com/jonesiest or www.facebook.com/ArtbyLisaJones to see all of her amazing art!

Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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02 – Art & Technology w. Desiree Leverenz

Today’s guest is the impeccable Desiree Leverenz, who is pursuing her Masters work at the University of York in Toronto. She’s here today to talk with us about what kind of work she’s getting up to, the intersection between art and technology, and how art functions as a means for revolution (at certain levels).

Check out her Instagram @desireeleverenz to keep up with her wonderful work. (Sorry about the audio-level inconsistencies, this was our first tele-interview and we hope to have this issue solved as go forward)

Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/