Gaining Ground is a three-part podcast series, hosted by FACT curator-in-residence, Annie Jael Kwan, as part of the public programme for the exhibition, Future Ages Will Wonder, that is shown at FACT from 28 October 2021 – 20 February 2022.
In each episode of Gaining Ground, Annie will be chatting with artists from our current exhibition, Future Ages Will Wonder. Tracing through the motifs of land, soil and earth, these episodes explore how we develop an understanding of who we are and where we belong. Each episode will open up a conversation about how we create and share history by exploring other ways of learning such as oral histories, embodied knowledge and folk tales.
In the first episode, Annie chats with artists Yarli Allison and Boedi Widjaja to ask what does the concept of memory mean when making artwork? What are the challenges artists face when systems and technology are used to tell personal stories? And if reconstructing history is important, why?
The second episode embarks on a more performative journey, focusing on sound and story. Artists Youngsook Choi and Taey Iohe of collective Breakwater are joined by Annie Jael Kwan to discuss decolonising historic knowledge and how it is shared.
In the third episode, Annie chats with artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, and joined by Professor Larry Barham of University of Liverpool, to ask what does the concept of memory mean when making artwork? What are the challenges artists face when systems and technology are used to tell personal stories? And if reconstructing history is important, why?
This podcast series and Future Ages Will Wonder are supported by Artsformation, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Artsformation is a research project exploring the intersection between arts, society and technology.