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Josh Wodak talks Art and Climate Change on the Culture Laser

February 17, 2014

Artist Josh Wodak discusses his various projects that concern themselves with climate change. “If you give people something that’s intangible like a graph on a page, it is kind of disembodied. But if you can give them something that they can really relate to, where they can see where a graph comes up to on their body, it’s a way of telling them that they are part of this, that they’re implicated, that they’re involved.” Josh discusses his involvement as an artist and as an activist and how he sees the ambiguities of art having a real role in getting people involved in the issues surrounding climate change. Check out Josh’s website. We also feature the track Red Dirt from Leah Senior. Culture Laser acknowledges the generous assistance of Creative Scotland.

Ryan Converses with Robert Montgomery

August 7, 2013

On Tuesday 13 August I’ll have the privilege of talking to the Scottish artist Robert Montgomery as part of the Parley series at the Edinburgh Art Festival. Robert’s work is in the situationist tradition, meaning art that is placed in unexpected public spaces for maximum effect, questioning the language and voice of private commercial interests on public streets.

Even better, the event will take place inside a huge architectural artwork by Krijn de Koning in Edinburgh College of Art’s Sculpture Court!

Commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival, Montgomery’s new sculptural poem, created in oak and situated on The Mound, will be burnt on the opening day of the festival. This is an opportunity to hear the artist talk about his work for the festival and about his wider practice.

What: Parley: Robert Montgomery in Conversation with Ryan Van Winkle

Where: Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place, EH3 9DF.

When: Tuesday 13 August, 6-7pm

How Much: FREE, Book tickets

 

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