Broken Boxes Podcast

82 EpisodesProduced by Ginger Dunnill

Broken Boxes Podcast centers Indigenous artists, activist focused artists, Queer/Trans/NonBinary artists, women identifying artists, artists of color and mixed/lost/stolen heritage artists. This project does not support or promote any one human experience above of or instead of any other, and the ap… read more

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Episode 77: Artists Christine Howard Sandoval and Cannupa Hanska Luger live stream at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new exhibit: Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection

October 22nd, 2018

1:11:14

This episode of Broken Boxes Podcast presents a live stream recording by artists Christine Howard Sandoval and Cannupa Hanska Luger as they visited …

Episode 76: Indigenous Queer Resilience Through R.I.S.E. Fellowships

August 3rd, 2018

1:46:42
R.I.S.E. congratulates the phenomenal and empowering work of the R.I.S.E. Artist + Poet 2018 Fellowship Recipients. 

Episode 75: Patricia Vázquez Gómez

May 21st, 2018

1:10:37

In this episode we speak to multi-disciplinary and social practice artist Patricia Vázquez Gómez. Patricia breaks down how she uses art as a tool for …

Episode 74: Dear Patriarchy Series, Queer Nature

April 2nd, 2018

1:14:32

In this episode of the Dear Patriarchy series we get into conversation with Queer Nature founders Pınar Ateş Sinopoulos-Lloyd and Sophia ("So") …

Episode 73: Dear Patriarchy Series R.I.S.E. Fellowship Application

February 25th, 2018

24:51

In this episode of the Dear Patriarchy series we hear from collaborator, artist and activist Demian DinéYazhi' about the intention and motivation for …

Episode 72. Sharita Towne

January 31st, 2018

1:04:45

Episode 71. bart fitzgerald

December 27th, 2017

1:04:03

In this episode we speak with Queer artist/curator/writer/lecturer bart fitzgerald. The work of fitzgerald seeks to situate Trap Music within conversations around the longstanding tradition of sound in the black radical …

Episode 70. Series Launch: Dear Patriarchy,

December 17th, 2017

44:14

Episode 69. Cooper Lee Bombardier

November 18th, 2017

59:00

Cooper Lee Bombardier and Sassafras. Powells 2015

In this episode Trans writer and artist Cooper Lee …

Episode 68. Israel Francisco Haros Lopez

October 28th, 2017

1:31:20

Artist and poet Israel Francisco Haros Lopez was born in East Los Angeles to immigrant parents of Mexican descent. Israel brings his firsthand …

Episode 67. Series Launch: INTERSECTION: Leena Minifie x Cannupa Hanska

September 27th, 2017

1:45:14
Broken Boxes is very excited to launch a new podcast series titled INTERSECTION. 

Our first episode of the INTERSECTION series features Gitxaala/British (Tsimshian) artist, writer, curator and media producer Leena …

Episode 66. Chief Lady Bird & Aura Last. Unceded Voices Series

August 22nd, 2017

54:27

Episode 65. Jessica Canard. Unceded Voices Series

July 30th, 2017

46:59

Episode 64. Interview with Ryan Dennison

July 5th, 2017

56:03

In this episode we get into conversation with Ryan Dennison, a Diné transdisciplinary artist from Tohatchi, NM. Ryan speaks about his family and community as crucial support systems to maintaining his artistic practice. …

Episode 63. The Art of Indigenous Resistance: Inspiring the protection of Mother Earth

June 9th, 2017

1:29:08

Broken Boxes had the honor to be present for the opening of The Art Of Indigenous Resistance exhibition, which took place on March 13th 2017 at Self Help Graphics and Art in Los Angeles, CA. The opening featured artwork …

Episode 62. Interview with Sterlin Harjo

May 18th, 2017

1:05:55

Writer/Director Sterlin Harjo belongs to the Seminole and Creek Nations, and is a native of Holdenville, Oklahoma. In this episode of Broken Boxes we …

Episode 61. Peñasco Theater Youth Podcast Workshop

May 4th, 2017

53:50

The Peñasco Theatre is a crucial community and performance space located in Northern New Mexico. Last year Broken Boxes was invited to host a podcast …

Episode 60. Interview with Jess X Snow

March 12th, 2017

50:52

In this episode we get into conversation with queer Asian-American artist, filmmaker and poet JESS X SNOW. She speaks on her migration story and how imposed borders have shaped her art and perspective on place. She …

Episode 59: Interview with Kim Smith

February 10th, 2017

56:42

Episode 58: Interview with Freyr A Marie

January 9th, 2017

1:26:06

This episode of Broken Boxes Podcast features conversation with non-binary trans* multidisciplinary artist Freyr A Marie.

Here is the conversation …

Episode 57: Artist Cannupa Hanska Luger talks Standing Rock, ND

December 22nd, 2016

1:42:07

Artist Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota) was born not 30 yards from the Missouri River in a small town known as Fort Yates, …

Episode 56. Interview with Raven Chacon

December 4th, 2016

1:00:26

Originally from the Navajo Nation, Raven Chacon is a composer of chamber music, a performer of experimental noise music, and an installation artist. …

WARRIORS WANTED 7: COME IN A GOOD WAY: Standing Rock, ND. November 26, 2016

November 27th, 2016

59:46

This is the 7th episode featuring a collection of audio from live feed Facebook posts of water protectors, providing first hand accounts and …

WARRIORS WANTED 6: Live from Standing Rock, ND November 25, 2016

November 26th, 2016

49:04

This is the sixth episode featuring a collection of live feed Facebook posts from water protectors, providing first hand accounts and information …

WARRIORS WANTED 4: Live from Standing Rock, ND November 20, 2016

November 22nd, 2016

55:36

This is the 4TH episode featuring a collection of live feed Facebook posts from water protectors providing first hand accounts and information about …

Episode 55. #callresponse series finale at grunt gallery

November 15th, 2016

1:35:59

WARRIORS WANTED 3: Live from Standing Rock, ND Nov. 7-9 2016

November 10th, 2016

1:08:47

WARRIORS WANTED 2: Live from Standing Rock, ND Oct. 27-30 2016

October 31st, 2016

1:45:24

WARRIORS WANTED: Live from Standing Rock, ND. Oct. 22-24 2016

October 25th, 2016

1:14:03

This episode contains audio from water protectors FB Live stream from in and around Standing Rock, ND from the morning of October 22nd to the morning of October 24th 2016.

LISTEN LIVE FROM THE FRONTLINE OCT.22-24 2016 …

Episode 54. Interview with Tarah Hogue

October 20th, 2016

1:03:47

Broken Boxes Podcast is proud to present this episode featuring curator Tarah Hogue as the tenth installation in a series of interviews featuring participants and their respondents from the socially engaged project

Episode 53. Interview with Christi Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch

October 1st, 2016

50:03

Broken Boxes Podcast is proud to present this episode featuring Christi Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch as the 9th installation in a series of interviews featuring participants and their respondents from the socially engaged …

Episode 52. Interview with Marcia Crosby

September 20th, 2016

1:05:22

**It is recommended to listen to this episode in direct relationship with Episode 50 featuring Tania Willard.**

Broken Boxes Podcast is proud to present this episode featuring Marcia Crosby, Tsimshian-Haida writer, art …

Episode 51. Interviews with Water Protectors from Standing Rock, ND.

September 2nd, 2016

1:33:47
What is happening right now at Standing Rock is a crucial historical moment regarding frontline resistance by aboriginal peoples and their allies against extractive industry; these are people who have come to protect …

Episode 50. Interview with Tania Willard

August 6th, 2016

59:30

Episode 49. Interview with Esther Neff & IV Castellanos

July 8th, 2016

57:02

Broken Boxes Podcast is proud to present this episode featuring Esther Neff & IV Castellanos, respondent Artists for Maria Hupfield, as the sixth installation in a series of interviews featuring participants and …

Episode 48. Interview with Maria Hupfield

June 1st, 2016

51:12

Episode 47. Interview with Tanya Tagaq

May 10th, 2016

46:53

Episode 46. Interview with Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory

April 16th, 2016

1:02:26

Episode 45. Interview with Cheryl L'Hirondelle

March 28th, 2016

1:01:05

Episode 44. Interview with Ursula A. Johnson

March 15th, 2016

1:07:58

Broken Boxes Podcast is proud to share the first artist conversation in a series of interviews featuring participants from the socially engaged …

Episode 43. Introduction to #callresponse :: Interview with Artist/ Curators Tania Willard, Maria Hupfield and Tarah Hogue

February 21st, 2016

1:34:44
#callresponse places the work of First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and artists in a central location, giving proper respect and support to their …

Episode 42. Interview with Micah BlackLight

February 9th, 2016

1:17:38
"I am here to create the most brilliant, evocative, challenging, innovative, impactful art I am capable of, to have THE most fun while doing it, and …

Episode 41. Interview with Jason Lujan

January 27th, 2016

56:25


 "I seek to normalize Indigenous presence and narratives within the greater global fabric, equal to any other cultural group, and invest contemporary …

Episode 40. Interview with Dylan McLaughlin

January 12th, 2016

1:10:55

In this episode we hear how Artist Dylan McLaughlin finds a sustainable creative outlet through filmmaking. Dylan looks back over the past couple of years at the …

Episode 39. Interview with Rulan Tangen

December 16th, 2015

1:08:39

In this Episode we hear how Artist Rulan Tangen holds a deep and thorough understanding of dance as a cultural, artistic, educational and commercial …

Episode 38. Interview with Te Rawhitiroa Bosch

November 28th, 2015

1:11:56

Māori artist and photorgrapher Te Rawhitiroa Bosch evokes the magic and intensity of the human experience with his work. In this podcast Te Rawhitiroa shares how he has come to his unique and empowering photographic …

Episode 37. Interview with Lauren Higgins

November 6th, 2015

57:56

What can the the Art of Organizing bring to your projects? What can Organizers learn from Artists and Artists from Organizers? 

Global organizer Lauren Higgins is a creative producer, artist, and strategist committed to …

Episode 36. Interview with Cannupa Hanska Luger

October 7th, 2015

1:01:57

Episode 35. Interview with Alma Rosa Silva-Bañuelos

September 15th, 2015

55:01

Organizing can be considered as one of the highest forms of Art. It requires equal measures of creative thought, patience, compassion, problem …

Episode 33. Interview with Cara Romero

August 11th, 2015

1:01:23

Cara Romero is a Chemehuevi photographer whose work reflects her diverse training in film, digital, fine art, journalism, editorial portraiture and commercial photography. Currently Cara is creating monumental fine art …

Episode 32. Interview with Demian DinéYazhi'

July 21st, 2015

56:57

Demian DinéYazhi’ is a Portland-based transdisciplinary warrior born to the clans Tódích'íí'nii (Bitter Water) and Naasht'ézhí Tábąąhá  (Zuni Clan Water's Edge) of the Diné (Navajo). Whether he is broaching topics …

Episode 31. Interview with Razelle Benally

June 20th, 2015

49:50
Razelle Wiyakaluta Benally (Oglala Lakota/Navajo) is an indigenous filmmaker creating impactful and memorable films from the Native perspective. …

Episode 30. Interview with Nanibah 'NANI' Chacon

May 21st, 2015

55:55

Nani Chacon sketches out a new mural in Bareles, NM.

Episode 29. Interviews from Nihígaal bee Iiná :: Journey for Existence

April 13th, 2015

1:08:24
"As young people, we realize that we can’t continue on like this. We need clean air, water, and a viable lifeway for our people. In facing this crisis of our future, the idea of walking to raise awareness was born."

Episode 28. Interview with Ian Kuali'i

March 21st, 2015

1:15:48

Ian Kuali`i’s creative process is "The meditative process of destroying to create". Blending the contrasting elements of loose Urban Contemporary techniques with detailed hand cut paper to manifest unique …

Episode 27. Interview with Rose B. Simpson

March 12th, 2015

1:07:41

"I am realizing that everything that happened, happens, or will happen to me is my manifestation. Instead of feeling like a victim to my predicament, I actively take …

Episode 26. Interview with Chris Pappan

February 20th, 2015

1:06:09

Chris Pappan is a Chicago based artist of Kaw, Osage, Cheyenne River Sioux heritage, and a self described Native American Lowbrow artist. Currently his artwork is based on American Indian ledger drawings of the mid to …

Episode 25. Interview with Douglas Miles

February 9th, 2015

1:15:00

"Native people are often looked at as anthropology or ethnography, but we're not artifacts we're real people." - Douglas Miles

Episode 24. Interview with Merritt Johnson

January 20th, 2015

1:27:05

Merritt Johnson is a multidisciplinary artist; working in sculpture, performance, video and …

Episode 23. Interview with Justin Ray

January 10th, 2015

1:10:46
This Episode marks our One Year Anniversary!Art Beat Conversations will now be known as Broken Boxes. 

Thank you to all the artists and subscribers for the immense positive response for this project! 

Episode 22. Interview with Nicholas Galanin

December 21st, 2014

51:24

What Have We Become? Vol. 5. NIcholas Galanin. Paper: 1000 pages containing text from Under Mount …

Episode 21. Interview with Monica Canilao

December 10th, 2014

1:05:51

In the heart of Oakland, California, Monica Canilao spends her days stitching, painting, printing, and breathing life into the refuse that dominates our time and place. Moving across media, sometimes with friends and …

Episode 20. This Is A Stereotype

November 21st, 2014

1:53:13
Art Beat Conversations 20th Episode!!!!Thank you to all the participating artists and listeners for your continued support for this project! 

The format get's shifted a bit for this celebratory episode marking Art Beat …

Episode 19. Interview with Wendy Red Star

November 9th, 2014

57:02

Wendy Red Star is a visual artist who has worked within and between the mediums of photography, sculpture, installation, performance and design. Red …

Episode 18. Interview with Kimi Werner

October 26th, 2014

1:26:48

Kimi Werner is not only an accomplished water-woman, but she is also a successful artist and chef and is currently traveling the world as an …

Episode 17. Interview with Miyuki Baker

October 9th, 2014

1:05:32

"One of the main reasons why I make art is because I seek to create new perspectives and ways of looking at the world. My work is predominantly centered on my various identities—queer, Japanese, Hapa, environmentalist, …

Episode 16. Interview with Thomas 'BREEZE' Marcus

September 20th, 2014

54:55

"The need for education and knowledge is the greatest social achievement…and is one way to uplift and empower the people back to their feet. To shed truth and light about the way worlds work and why we can and have the …

Episode 15. Interview with Valentina Gonzales (VRGNZ)

September 9th, 2014

1:04:43

It was incredibly refreshing to sit down and talk with such an honest, strong and opinionated creative mind as Valentina Gonzales aka VRGNZ. 

Episode 14. Interview with Yatika Starr Fields

August 20th, 2014

53:31

Little Havana, Miami. Yatika Starr Fields 2013

Yatika Starr Fields is of the Cherokee, Creek and Osage tribes, a member of the …

Episode 13. Interview with Bethany Edmunds 'Miss b.Me'

August 9th, 2014

1:14:29

Miss b.Me  Photo Credit: NativeLight Media Photography 

I feel so proud to be able to share the work and world …

Episode 12. Interview with Frank Buffalo Hyde

July 20th, 2014

1:17:57

Frank Buffalo Hyde

Frank Buffalo Hyde's approach to life and his work is refreshingly honest. In our interview he explains the …

Episode 11. Interview with Sophie Rousmaniere

July 10th, 2014

1:10:22

Interviewing Sophie Rousmaniere reminded me that we all could probably be doing a little more …

Episode 10. Interview with Loriann Hernandez (Elle Seven)

June 21st, 2014

1:02:41

Loriann Hernandez, also known as Elle Seven, is a roller skater, curator, artist and educator.

Episode 9. Interview with Patrick 'Cloud Face' Burnham

June 9th, 2014

57:44

Patrick Burnham, better known in the art continuum by the handle Cloud Face, is a Navajo/Hopi painter, musician, dancer, dj, producer and all around true expressionist.

Episode 7. Interview with Jamison Chas Banks

May 10th, 2014

1:09:47

Episode 6. Interview with Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski

April 21st, 2014

1:17:16

Artist Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, mural collaboration with Artist Rebekah Tarin in Penasco, NM. 

Episode 5. Interview with Micah Wesley (The Werewulf)

April 15th, 2014

1:14:44

Forgive Us Our Trespass, Pt. 2. Micah Wesley

Currently, there is a shift taking place in the work of Micah Wesley. If you look …

Episode 4. Interview with ceramic artist Courtney M. Leonard

March 30th, 2014

1:19:47

"Baleen". Courtney M. Leonard. 

When speaking with ceramic and mixed media artist Courtney M. Leonard, I can't help but feel a …

Episode 3. Interview with activist and artist Jesse Hazelip

March 21st, 2014

1:03:23

'Feather Merchant' mixed media. Jesse Hazelip

It was truly …

Episode 2. Interview with ceramic artist Cannupa Hanska

March 9th, 2014

1:18:42

Ceramic artist Cannupa Hanska 

In this episode I talk with ceramic and mixed media artist Cannupa Hanska …

Episode 1. Interview with DJ Inti

February 23rd, 2014

1:10:06

Art Beat Conversations is a mix tape of the artist’s process, a collection of ideas and stories that make up the art and give insight into the …

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