Urban Landscape, Place and the World- Peter Nelson & Ben Vozzo
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Fear not, your insatiable thirst for more alternative arts interviews will be quenched once more on this rainy public holiday. When I hosted Arts Monday 6th on Eastside 89.7FM, I met up with two exciting local artists whose works explore the form of our contemporary urban landscapes in very different ways: Peter Nelson (Extensions of a No-Place) and Benjamin Vozzo (#intheдуьне),
These alternative arts podcasts are free to download on our Something Else feed. Just go to iTunes, open up the ‘Advanced’ menu bar, select ‘Subscribe to Podcast’ and paste this into the dialogue box: http://www.cpod.org.au/feed.php?id=308
The first podcast is an interview with Peter Nelson, artist, sculptor and last year’s winner of the Art & Australia Contemporary Art Award. Peter Nelson is well known for his illuminated perspex sculptures and elaborate architectural sketches. His latest work ‘Extensions of a No-Place’ uses sculpture in conjunction with projections and drawings to encourage the imagination, hinting at futuristic utopias and urban landscape, and drawing influence from chinese literati landscape paintings and real-time strategy computer games.
Benjamin Vozzo is a new media artist who uses photography, video and graphic interchange formats (gifs) to explore shape, landscape, form and place. His current work #intheдуьне takes a ‘hybrid-world’ perspective of community housing in Redfern, drawing on Arabic, Chechen and Russian cultures to elucidate or re-present these iconic Sydney structures. Benjamin Vozzo’s work looks at the world, dysopia and diasporas, through contemporary media, using phone cameras, gifs, image editing, sound, video and image sharing websites.
These interviews with Benjamin Vozzo and Peter Nelson are free to download on our Something Else feed. Just go to iTunes, open up the ‘Advanced’ menu bar, select ‘Subscribe to Podcast’ and paste this into the dialogue box: http://www.cpod.org.au/feed.php?id=308