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Outa-Space

40 EpisodesProduced by Rob MacDonaldWebsite

We explore the relationship between International arts and the class struggle. Interviews, Commentary and audio art.We are Outa-space because artists often lack the place to make and create work. We are Outa-space because the street, the squares, online and all the common places we mix in are where … read more

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From Punk to Choirs - the power of song

December 30th, 2021

31:49

We interviewed Bruno Coffineau, a choir leader, composer and musician from France about the choir Le Cri du Choeur. We spoke about the power of common song and the message of internationalism and social change it …

Organising with a 30 person megaphone

December 28th, 2021

32:46

We spoke to Annie Levin, a Political-cultural  journalist and a coordinator for the Sing in Solidarity choir from New York who performed for the …

Accessing your freedom

December 27th, 2021

41:48

We talked to artist Ben Gallup about how he harnesses his free spirit in his art, how that works with his inspiration for social change and why he …

Organising under the banner of Solidarity in the contemporary art economy

December 23rd, 2021

55:39

We spoke to Calum Baird from Scotland on his art as a singer song writer and then go into some detail on the struggle of artists and the realities of the art economy, concluding on the inspiration of the international …

Historic memory, spanish civil war, contemporary struggles and the experience of a woman

December 22nd, 2021

45:47

We spoke to Judith Berlowitz about her forthcoming novel, her art and outlook on the historical memory of the Spanish civil war in general but of women especially. The book is a rich layering of historical facts  and …

Self reflection in the artistic process and its importance in allowing creativity

December 21st, 2021

40:12

We interview Jonas Langer, a key person in the coordination of Solidarity Park and Outaspace podcast talks about his music work and his numerous …

Prepared and unprepared, the rythm of art and politics

December 19th, 2021

50:10

We speak to Jazz drummer and composer Joey van Leeuwen from the USA who performed for Solidarity Park festival 2021. We investigate creating music, …

Turning negatives into positives in the fight against the far right

December 18th, 2021

49:25

We spoke to Joe Solo on his views on the role of artists fighting the far right and the signs we need to learn from the historical memory of fascism …

The struggle for Art in Israel (Ep 3.7)

April 30th, 2021

41:58

We spoke to Isreali artist Naor Kapulnik about the role of Art and culture in Israel/Palestine. The emerging movement against Netanyahu and the …

Brazil - The power of art movements from the street (Ep.3.6)

April 17th, 2021

1:01:01

We talk to Tatiana Minchoni about the political art movements in the periphery of San Pablo,  Brazil. We focus on the Sarau poetry movement there, …

Collaboration, Process, Inspiration and writing the script of Art (Ep3.5)

April 3rd, 2021

1:02:29

We speak to up and coming script writer Alison Raynor from New Zealand. We look into her inspirations and process of creation in making films and how that streams from her experiences and  other artistic work in …

Creative productivity in modern life (ep.3.4)

March 27th, 2021

1:20:20

We interview Graham Allcott founder of “Think Productive” and author of the best selling book “How to be a productive Ninja”. We talk about the role …

Going deep into the process - Games Part 3 (Ep 3.3)

March 20th, 2021

1:09:50

This is the 3rd part of our interview with Mike Haas game creator. We go deep into how the gaming world impacts and interacts on our Society. What are Infinite and finite games?. What are games as a service? If the left …

Class and Art - Part 2 “from aesthetics to action” (Ep.3.2)

March 13th, 2021

1:09:26

In this second part of our Interview with Ben Davis the author of “9.5 theses on art and class” we delve into themes such as evolution, aesthetics, …

Art and Class (EP. 3.1) Part 1

March 6th, 2021

59:52

We talk to Ben Davis, author of “9.5 theses on art and class” about the central theme of his influential book about what is the marxist view of class relationship of today's artist to capitalism. This is the first part …

Dyslexia and Art - One word space-station special

January 16th, 2021

1:08:01

We explore the word “dyslexia” and how it informs the creative process. Paul and Rob then take a journey through the education system, criminology, …

The struggle for the Breonna Talyor graffiti sculpture. (Ep 2.12)

January 7th, 2021

43:04

We talk to Leo Carson an artist from Oakland USA about the dramatic events around the monument he placed to Breonna Taylor. Breonna was killed by …

Unionising Artists! - Roses for all... and bread too. (Ep. 2.11)

December 12th, 2020

1:10:22

We interviewed Theresa Easton, one of the founders of Artist union England. We spoke about how we can organise as artists to build our collective …

Cyprus theatre - New struggles from Ancient places (Ep. 2.10)

December 5th, 2020

58:58

We interview Eleni Ioannou, a scenographer about a recent movement that developed with artists on the politically and culturally rich Island of …

Gamification, Can we win? (Ep. 2.9)

November 28th, 2020

1:02:08

In this second interview with Mike Haas Artist and games developer we get into the details of how our society is increasingly turned into a game.  …

Politics of the comedy road (Ep 2.8)

November 21st, 2020

56:32

We interviewed Dave Moran (Anti-Duhring Battalion), a stand up comedian and radio broadcaster. We explore the art of comedy, its power, its politics …

Food, Art and some Marxist theory (Ep2.7)

November 14th, 2020

1:01:20

We talk to Robert Sharkey, creative food activist about how you can connect the historical development of society to food and recipes. He connects it to one of the podcast’s key ideas that creativity starts at the …

Catalonia and the role of art in the struggle. (Ep 2.6)

November 7th, 2020

1:01:24

We discussed with Paco Márquez Carvajal an arts worker and former elected representative of Catalan anti capitalist party CUP. We discuss his …

Radical Chicago theatre and political struggle in the USA (Ep. 2.5)

October 31st, 2020

59:09

An interview with Dustin Spence a playwright from Chicago USA, we discuss the important role of store theatres, the political movements in the USA, …

International culture sector unions join forces, Can cultural workers of the world unite? (Ep. 2.4)

October 28th, 2020

47:25

We interview Clara Paillard, president of the PCS union culture sector on the initiative of Unions from the UK, France and Italy that have announced …

What is “truth” in the modern media? (ep 2.3)

October 24th, 2020

55:42

We interviewed Tyler Mcnally founder of The Last round media collective based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. What is the state of the modern media, …

Games, creativity and human society (Ep 2.2)

October 17th, 2020

1:01:23

We talk to Mike Haas from Boston USA an artist and game developer on role games play in society. This is the first part of a series of interviews …

Theatre and the class struggle (Ep 2.1)

October 10th, 2020

1:07:04

We spoke to the radical theatre group Townsend productions from the UK on the work they do, what inspires them and how art tells the stories of the workers movement that we need to know for future struggles. We also …

What have we done and where are we going (Ep 10)

October 1st, 2020

49:51

In this podcast we get the team together in the space station to see what we think of our first 10 shows, reevaluate our hypothesis and set our …

Black lives matter, the legacy of the Panthers and arts role in the struggle (Ep 9)

October 1st, 2020

1:04:01

We spoke with Eljeer  Hawkins a revolutionary activists from Harlem, USA about where the struggle against racism is at today, its internationalism, …

The vista on the border of hell - Interview with Futuro Berg Fredes (Ep 8)

September 26th, 2020

1:11:25

We talk to Futuro Berg, a photographer and filmmaker from Chile, on his documentation of 3 of the world's notorious refugee camps in France, Greece and Mexico. Why do these places exist and what right does art have to …

Being alone, misunderstood and depressed….. an artistic resource? (Ep 7)

September 26th, 2020

58:44

In this interview we talk to David MacKenzie  a music composer and delve into his inspiration for his creative work to find the meaning of the artistic mind and how it responds to this world we live in.

 

Music this …

Divided Sweden Part 2 - Zero tolerance graffiti and art representation (Ep 6)

September 26th, 2020

52:57

We talk to Daniel Terres, an Arts worker and social activist about the cultural segregation in the suburbs of Sweden, racism and violent …

All out strike at Tate for jobs and Culture (Ep 11)

September 23rd, 2020

41:08

We interviewed a PCS Representative of the retail workers on strike at Tate Modern and Tate Britain who have voted to continue their month long strike against 313 redundancies. This is important for all artists, art …

Divided Sweden - Part 1 “The Hammerkullen Model” (Ep5)

September 22nd, 2020

1:04:44

We talk to Kristpher Lundberg about how the struggles of the working class community of  Hammerkullen use arts and culture centrally to build the …

Portraits of a trade unionist (Ep 4)

September 13th, 2020

59:13

We talk to Suzanne Muna about her fascinating portraits of people in the lockdown and how it ties with her political outlook, how time allows us to …

The role of the working class artist (Ep 3)

September 13th, 2020

1:00:44

 

We talk to Joe Solo about how he connects working class history through stories of humanity and is asked what is the place of the artists in the …

Killed by Cops (Ep 2)

September 13th, 2020

44:07

 

We talk to Natalia Medina about the murder of her uncle Walter Medina by the Police in 8th July 1973 in Uruguay while he wrote political graffiti …

The revolutionary nurse that wrote poetry (Ep 1)

September 7th, 2020

1:03:21

In this episode we discuss with Jac  Berry about her creative activity while she worked as a intensive care nurse during covid 19.

Including issues …

Prelude to Outa-Space, the shape of things to come (Ep 0)

September 7th, 2020

44:39

We are living in a world of crises, plagues and wars we have to get our shit together otherwise barbarism and eventually extinction is our future.

In Outa-space podcast we are going to explore some key questions around …

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