Winter is upon us listeners. How are you fairing? Well, I hope…
Today’s guest is Collin Lloyd. The above video piece is a collaboration between him and his spouse Alexia Serpentini. If you guys remember, I spoke to Alexia during the first year of Blind Date. And much like her interview, we ended up talking for quite awhile, going all over the place. With that said, you may need to be ready to get comfy for this one, or make this two sittings…
Collin’s work centers around themes of masculinity, femininity, gender, identity construction, and his inner life. Besides his sculpture and performance work, he has been writing a novel based on his dreams which form a consistent ongoing story. As you’ll hear in our discussion, narratives are something quite close to his heart as well as his work. We also touch on gender inequality and its results in many parts of culture.
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Today’s episode of Blind Date features a good friend, the always warm, the always inspirational, Alexia Serpentini. I forget sometimes how similar we are, as well as how similar our goals are. It’s via Skype, so the sound quality is little funky. Such is Skype.
Alexia received two BFAs from the University of Louisville; one in 2D and one in 3D art. Currently she is a MA Creative Cities Candidate at King’s College London, in the United Kingdom. Her focus is Post-Conflict Cultural Policy Development in the Middle East, Egyptian Cultural Regulation. Alexia has done work such as glass sculpture, film, photography, installation, and experiential pieces.
We touch on things such as education, creative solutions to socio-political matters, and briefly on my motivations for Blind Date. Figures an interview with Alexia would turn out different.
Just got back from an awesome weekend in Chicago! Tapas, art at MCA, discussing mythology with random strangers, and my very first trip to IKEA (meshing my home decor aesthetic with my wife’s proved a lot harder than I thought.) Along with that, been making/taking calls and emailing preparing for my first Blind Date event. Not to mention out there interviewing, day jobbing, and other general life rituals…chore, hygiene, living.
Coming up this Wednesday is a Skype interview I had with Alexia Serpentini. Alexia and I chatted for over an hour, but worry not, I cut it down a little. We kind of torn down the ‘fourth wall’ so to speak, and at one point, it almost seems like I’m the one getting interview. Blind Date seems to get more open and honest each week I do it. It’s interesting how different podcast can be from what I did with radio…in positive ways. Sometimes it’s nice to just be yourself, having a real conversation. Anyway, I feel like you’ll gain much insight into Alexia’s character after this interview. Her strength as an artist. Her strength as a person. She’s an incredibly thoughtful individual who strives to connect with, and help, others.
Guess what day it is, listeners….Blind Date Day! Or, as most of you know it, Wednesday!
Once again, the Traughbers welcome me into their home. This time around, I sit with Katy Traughber. Katy is currently enrolled in the BFA Program at IUS over in New Albany. She is really drawn to objects with a past or hold a record of time, though the materials she works with and the forms they take are dependent on inspiration. Much of her muse consist of coming from a family who created out of necessity, parenting, and open communications with her children and husband. As you’ll hear in the interview she’s tried photography, music, sculpting, installation, and painting. Currently, you can find a small collection of Katy’s work at Dragon King’s Daughter’s New Albany location. Be sure to check it out; it runs through the rest of October.
Oh, by the way, Blind Date is sponsoring its first ever event! It will be a showcase of art with a focus on music and film. The event is at the Clifton Center’s wonderful Eifler Theatre Monday, November 11th. Doors at 7, and show will start soon after. Just five dollars to spend an evening full of creativity.
Live performances by Lady Pyramid and Douglas Lucas. Both accompanied by visuals. And a viewing of some short films and music videos.
You can find out more on the Blind Date Facebook page…just click ‘Events’. As time approaches, I’ll get more and more vocal about this so you don’t forget. To learn more about the Clifton Center, you can go to their website, www.cliftoncenter.org. As always, thank you guys for listening and supporting Blind Date.