Subtext & Discourse
Interview with photographer Martin U Waltz | EP14 Subtext & Discourse

Interview with photographer Martin U Waltz | EP14 Subtext & Discourse

November 2, 2019

In today’s episode of the Subtext & Discourse podcast we'll hear from Berlin based photographer Martin Waltz.

Martin is a photographer, photography educator and writer, who serves as editor of the German Street Photography Site and curator of the German Street Photography Festival. He has written and contributed to several books on street photography including the award-winning “Streetfotografie – Made in Germany” published by Rheinwerk Verlag.

Martin has won numerous international photography competitions, as well as having his work exhibited in New York, London, Dublin, Rome, Bucharest and Berlin. Martin is a passionate photography teacher, offering street photography workshops in Berlin.

Interview with Martin U Waltz recorded by Michael Dooney on 7. August 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

MARTIN U WALTZ

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Interview with artist Elizabeth Gower | EP13.2 Subtext & Discourse
Interview with artist Elizabeth Gower | EP13.1 Subtext & Discourse
Interview with artist John R Neeson | EP12 Subtext & Discourse Podcast
Interview with artist Lama Ahmed | EP11 Subtext & Discourse Podcast

Interview with artist Lama Ahmed | EP11 Subtext & Discourse Podcast

September 8, 2019

Continuing our series of interviews with Postcard Salon participants, today's episode features young artist Lama Ahmed. Based in Cairo, Egypt, Lama is an artist, graphic designer and poet, currently working towards her MFA in design with a focus on materials. Her image included in the show was from the first issue of her self published magazine Habashtakanat which explores the visual culture of Cairo and the many makeshift solutions that can be observed throughout the city

This week is also Berlin Art Week, official starting on Wednesday the 11th of September 2019 and continuing until Sunday the 15th September: https://www.berlinartweek.de

The 15th will also mark six years since we opened Jarvis Dooney back in 2013.

Interview with Lama Ahmed recorded with Michael Dooney on 20. April 2019 in Berlin, Germany; coinciding with the 2019 Jarvis Dooney Postcard Salon. 

LAMA AHMED

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MICHAEL DOONEY

Interview with artist Lynne Margaret Brown | EP10.2 Subtext & Discourse Podcast

Interview with artist Lynne Margaret Brown | EP10.2 Subtext & Discourse Podcast

August 23, 2019

This interview (part 2 of 2) with native New Yorker, and Berlin based artist Lynne Margaret Brown was recorded with Michael Dooney on 17. April 2019 in Berlin, Germany; coinciding with the 2019 Jarvis Dooney Postcard Salon.

LYNNE MARGARET BROWN

North to South Berliner Voices: My Corner

JARVIS DOONEY

MICHAEL DOONEY

 

North to South Berliner Voices: My Corner: Interview Questions   

  1. What is your name?
  2. Did you have a nickname? Where did it come from?
  3. When and where were you born? And if not Berlin where are you from?
  4. What is your ethnic background? Are you parents from Berlin and are they German?
    If not can you please tell me where are they from?
  5. (if foreign) Have you ever been there (to the country of your parents)? What was that experience like?
  6. Do you have any brothers or sisters? Can you tell me about them?
  7. Can you describe what life was like for you when you were a child/growing up?
  8. How would you describe yourself as a child?
  9. What is your best memory of childhood?
  10. What was your favorite subject in school?
  11. When you were a very young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  12. What kind of music do you like?
  13. What accomplishment are you most proud of?
  14. Do you like traveling? Or would you like to travel?
  15. If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go?
  16. Would you rather live in the country or in the city?
  17. Who in your life has influenced you the most? How did they do this?
  18. What are some of your major goals in life?
  19. If you could learn one random skill, what would you learn?
  20. If someone were to make a movie about your life, what actor would you want to play you?
  21. If you were going to write a book, what would you call it and what would it be about?
  22. Would you ever sky dive?
  23. Have you ever been in a fist fight?
  24. In general, what do you think about art? Or what is art for you?
  25. Do you think people are basically bad or basically good?

Berlin  - (site specific) Questions

  1. What do you think is special about Berlin?
  2. What neighborhood are you from in Berlin? Where do you currently live in Berlin?
  3. Is there anything special about your neighborhood?
  4. What do you like about it?
  5. Are you working at the moment?
  6. Is it hard to find work in Berlin?
  7. What do you think about the education system in Berlin? (and) Do you think anything could be done to improve the education system?
  8. What are your thoughts about the refugee situation in Germany?
  9. Does this situation concern you? And if so how?
  10. Can you find anything positive this situation?
  11. What is the biggest problem you believe is caused by having so people arrive into Germany at one time?
  12. Do you vote? Why or why not? If you do vote, how do you usually vote (If open to discussion)?
  13. Do you follow a religion? And if so what religion is this?
  14. What is your favorite thing to do here Berlin?
  15. And finally what are your thoughts about this project/idea/interview?

Questions formulated / based lightly upon research of various current and historical questionnaires used in letter writing, interviews and story-telling projects i.e. the Proust questionnaire and StoryCorps.

Interview with artist Lynne Margaret Brown | EP10.1 Subtext & Discourse Podcast

Interview with artist Lynne Margaret Brown | EP10.1 Subtext & Discourse Podcast

August 20, 2019

This interview (part 1 of 2) with native New Yorker, and Berlin based artist Lynne Margaret Brown was recorded with Michael Dooney on 17. April 2019 in Berlin, Germany; coinciding with the 2019 Jarvis Dooney Postcard Salon.

LYNNE MARGARET BROWN

North to South Berliner Voices: My Corner

JARVIS DOONEY

MICHAEL DOONEY

 

North to South Berliner Voices: My Corner: Interview Questions   

  1. What is your name?
  2. Did you have a nickname? Where did it come from?
  3. When and where were you born? And if not Berlin where are you from?
  4. What is your ethnic background? Are you parents from Berlin and are they German?
    If not can you please tell me where are they from?
  5. (if foreign) Have you ever been there (to the country of your parents)? What was that experience like?
  6. Do you have any brothers or sisters? Can you tell me about them?
  7. Can you describe what life was like for you when you were a child/growing up?
  8. How would you describe yourself as a child?
  9. What is your best memory of childhood?
  10. What was your favorite subject in school?
  11. When you were a very young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  12. What kind of music do you like?
  13. What accomplishment are you most proud of?
  14. Do you like traveling? Or would you like to travel?
  15. If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go?
  16. Would you rather live in the country or in the city?
  17. Who in your life has influenced you the most? How did they do this?
  18. What are some of your major goals in life?
  19. If you could learn one random skill, what would you learn?
  20. If someone were to make a movie about your life, what actor would you want to play you?
  21. If you were going to write a book, what would you call it and what would it be about?
  22. Would you ever sky dive?
  23. Have you ever been in a fist fight?
  24. In general, what do you think about art? Or what is art for you?
  25. Do you think people are basically bad or basically good?

Berlin  - (site specific) Questions

  1. What do you think is special about Berlin?
  2. What neighborhood are you from in Berlin? Where do you currently live in Berlin?
  3. Is there anything special about your neighborhood?
  4. What do you like about it?
  5. Are you working at the moment?
  6. Is it hard to find work in Berlin?
  7. What do you think about the education system in Berlin? (and) Do you think anything could be done to improve the education system?
  8. What are your thoughts about the refugee situation in Germany?
  9. Does this situation concern you? And if so how?
  10. Can you find anything positive this situation?
  11. What is the biggest problem you believe is caused by having so people arrive into Germany at one time?
  12. Do you vote? Why or why not? If you do vote, how do you usually vote (If open to discussion)?
  13. Do you follow a religion? And if so what religion is this?
  14. What is your favorite thing to do here Berlin?
  15. And finally what are your thoughts about this project/idea/interview?

Questions formulated / based lightly upon research of various current and historical questionnaires used in letter writing, interviews and story-telling projects i.e. the Proust questionnaire and StoryCorps.

Postcard Salon Summary | EP9 Subtext & Discourse Podcast

Postcard Salon Summary | EP9 Subtext & Discourse Podcast

August 19, 2019

In this episode of Subtext & Discourse I talk about the Jarvis Dooney Gallery collaborative experiment in exhibition making, the Postcard Salon.

2018 Postcard Salon

2019 Postcard Salon

Statistics about the Postcard Salon 2018 and 2019

number of artists in 2018 – 35
number of returning artists – 20 (57%)
number of artists in 2019 – 59

male artists in 2018 - 15 (43%) in 2019 – 21 (35%)
female artist in 2018 - 20 (57%) in 2019 – 38 (65%)

We are based in Berlin, represent a number of artists from Australia and New Zealand.

DE artists in 2018 - 15 (43%) in 2019 – 15 (25%)
AU / NZ 2018 - 13 (42%) in 2019 – 19 (32%)
Other in 2018 - 7 (15%) in 2019 – 25 (43%)

2018 other demographic: USA & Canada, Austria & Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Bulgaria.
2019 other demographic: All of the above plus, Togo Africa, Greece, Indonesia, Egypt, Denmark, Japan, Belgium, Poland, Slovakia.

2018 – 14 of 35 based in Berlin, 40%
2019 – 18 of 58 based in Berlin, 30%

In 2018 – 10 of the 35 people were living outside their home country, 28%
In 2019 – 27 of the 59 people were living outside their home country, 45% (most were in Berlin) 

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MICHAEL DOONEY

Interview with artist Yasmin Nebenfuhr | EP8 Subtext & Discourse Podcast
Interview with artist Cat Lamora | EP7.2 Subtext & Discourse Podcast

Interview with artist Cat Lamora | EP7.2 Subtext & Discourse Podcast

August 1, 2019

This two part interview with Cat Lamora was recorded by Michael Dooney on 9. April 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

More details: https://www.patreon.com/posts/subtext...

Today’s episode is part two of my interview with Korean Canadian artist Cat Lamora. Although it is possible to enjoy this instalment stand alone, I would recommend first listening to part one to have a more complete impression of Cat and their work. If you happen to be in Toronto this October Cat will be exhibiting a new work We Bathe Here at Margin of Eras Gallery (the MOEG) from the 10th until 26th of October 2019.

CAT LAMORA

JARVIS DOONEY

MICHAEL DOONEY