Subtext & Discourse
Interview with Marina Stanimirovic | EP18 Subtext & Discourse

Interview with Marina Stanimirovic | EP18 Subtext & Discourse

February 16, 2020

In today's episode of Subtext & Discourse I'm speaking with Berlin based artist Marina Stanimirovic who creates contemporary jewellery, sound and installation art. Starting her journey in her home city of Paris at École Boulle, continuing to SEPR in Lyon and completing her MA at the RCA London; Marina shares these life changing experiences with us, the push and pull between contemporary art and contemporary design, as well as her first solo exhibition at Gallery Tator following a residency at Moly Sabata in France.

Interview with Marina Stanimirovic recorded by Michael Dooney on 24. January 2020 at Marina's studio in Berlin, Germany.

MARINA STANIMIROVIC

SEBASTIAN DE LA LUZ

MICHAEL DOONEY

JARVIS DOONEY

Interview with Maria Gracia de Pedro | EP17 Subtext & Discourse

Interview with Maria Gracia de Pedro | EP17 Subtext & Discourse

January 15, 2020

Welcome back everyone and hope that you had a great start to the New Year! It took a little longer that I had hoped to get the first episode online for 2020, however you'll soon find out that it was worth the wait. In today's episode I am speaking with Maria Garcia de Pedro. We first met a few years ago during Talking Galleries Barcelona and have been in contact since then. The plan was to record a podcast during LOOP Barcelona, but it just wasn't possible during the busy schedule. However following a hectic finish to 2019 and equally merry festive season we managed to record our conversation over Skype in the first week of the New Year.

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Maria Gracia de Pedro (b.1990) lives and works in Madrid, Spain. She holds a BA in Fine Arts (University of Zaragoza) and an MA in the Art Market (UDIMA-CEF University), with an Executive Certificate in Leadership in Visual Arts management (Deusto Business School, Guggenheim and NYU University) and an Entrepreneurial Certificate of Citizen Bootcamp (Deusto Business School and City Bank). Currently she is developing an PhD research, specialised in emerging artists.

She is the director of JosédelaFuente (Spain), co-founder of Hiato Projects, fundraiser officer for Vessel (Italy), editor at Daily Lazy, and guest lecturer at URJC (Spain).

Past work experience includes: Ruber Contemporanea (IT), Aldama Fabre (ES), Waterside Contemporary (UK) and Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea (IT).

Maria is member of TIAMSA and IAC.

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Interview with Maria Gracia de Pedro recorded by Michael Dooney on 3. January 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Pedro Zarzoso.

MARIA GRACIA DE PEDRO

JOSÉDELAFUENTE

HIATO PROJECTS

JARVIS DOONEY

SEBASTIAN DE LA LUZ

MICHAEL DOONEY

Interview with artist Krista Svalbonas | EP16 Subtext & Discourse

Interview with artist Krista Svalbonas | EP16 Subtext & Discourse

December 22, 2019

In what will likely be the last interview for 2019, today I'm speaking with Krista Svalbonas. Krista not only took part in the Jarvis Dooney Postcard Salon but also surprised me in Arles when she booked me to review her portfolio during the opening week of the festival. Krista shares a lot of insight into her project about displaced person camps in Germany which she has been documenting for the past few years, her unique photographic process, as well as how this personal story and shared history is very relevant in these uncertain times.

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Krista Svalbonas (b.1977, USA) holds a BFA Photography (Syracuse University) and an MFA Interdisciplinary (SUNY New Paltz). Her work has been exhibited in a number of exhibitions including at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston, Klompching Gallery and ISE Cultural Foundation in New York. Her work has been collected in a number of private collections, as well as the Cesis Art Museum in Latvia. Recent awards include the Rhonda Wilson Award (2017), Puffin Foundation Grant (2016) and a Bemis Fellowship (2015) among others. In 2015 Svalbonas exhibited a solo installation at the Spartanburg Art Museum in South Carolina. She is an assistant professor of photography at St. Joseph’s University. She lives and works in Philadelphia.

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Interview with Krista Svalbonas recorded by Michael Dooney on 27. September 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

KRISTA SVALBONAS

JARVIS DOONEY

SEBASTIAN DE LA LUZ

MICHAEL DOONEY

Interview with artist couple Louise Crawford & Stéphan Guéneau | EP15 Subtext & Discourse

Interview with artist couple Louise Crawford & Stéphan Guéneau | EP15 Subtext & Discourse

December 15, 2019

As 2019 draws to an end we have a couple more interviews with participants of our second Postcard Salon which took place at the beginning of this year. Back in July I met up with Louise Crawford and Stéphan Guéneau, artist couple from Scottland and France respectively. We speak about their series 36 Related Objects, their love of large format analogue photography and the inevitable transition to a digital workflow.

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Louise Crawford (Scotland) and Stéphan Guéneau (France) work on large format analogue photography (4X5), 16mm films and installations. They live in Paris and Berlin.

Louise Crawford studied at Falmouth School of Art in England followed by a postgraduate year at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie. Stéphan Guéneau studied in l’École des Beaux-Arts de Rouen in France and in the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. They are both Le Fresnoy — Studio national des arts contemporains alumni.

They have been collaborating since 2000. Recurrent themes throughout their work are; an interest in contemporary history and its impact on urban space and landscape, film —and the film noir aesthetic—, the archive as document/as artwork, the half-tone image and its relationship to history, archiving and cataloging.

In April 2019, they had a screenprinting residency with Atelier #808080 in association with La Maison Julien Graq; in 2016, a post-production residency with Light Cone in Paris to re-master and digitize 2 film works and in 2014 were chosen for an Écritures de Lumières’ academic photography residency at Pierre & Marie Curie college in Bolbec, Normandy. In 2010 they were commissioned by the Goethe Institut and the French Alliance in Glasgow to produce a series of photographs celebrating the 20th anniversary of German Reunification shown at Street Level Photography Gallery during Glasgow International and in 2008 they were commissioned by L’Onde Art Centre outside of Paris to produce a series of photographs exhibited in advertising panels throughout the city of Velizy-Villacoublay.

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Interview with Louise Crawford and Stéphan Guéneau recorded by Michael Dooney on 30. July 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

LOUISE CRAWFORD AND STÉPHAN GUÉNEAU

JARVIS DOONEY

SEBASTIAN DE LA LUZ

MICHAEL DOONEY

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

PORTFOLIO
BOOKS

JARVIS DOONEY

MICHAEL DOONEY

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

JARVIS DOONEY

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.

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