January 11, 2022
Mirror balls, port-a-janes and breast milk tasting bars: hear about all this and more in Jess Dobkin’s conversation with Charles Reeve, recorded on the occasion of Dobkin’s Fall 2021 exhibition “Wetrospective.”
Jess Dobkin has been an artist, curator, activist and mentor for more than 30 years, creating and producing everything from intimate solo theatre performances to large-scale public happenings and socially engaged interventions, in venues that run from black boxes and white cubes to art fairs and bathroom stalls. Among many other projects, she’s organized an artist-run newsstand in a subway station, a soup kitchen for artists, a breast milk tasting bar and a performance festival hub for kids. She’s also been very active as a teacher, including being a Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies.
November 24, 2021
Times of crisis demand creative thinking. The podcast Renewing the world: creative discourse on care, time, and the maternal will offer provocations and discussions on the impacts, consequences, and potentials of maternal artistic voices on the central issues of our time. Our topics range from contemplation of the relative absence of maternal bodies and experiences in so much of art history, to musings on reproduction, care, ecology and politics of the maternal in times of immense crisis. As we now seek to consider possibilities for rethinking the state of the world, we started this podcast as a way both to stay connected and to carefully nurture discussions on care and the maternal over a prolonged period of time and over geographical and emotional distance.
The podcast is hosted by Rachel Epp Buller, Elena Marchevska and Charles Reeve.