Podcast

Podcast

Episode 1: Poiesis.SocialArt: Who are We?

Hi! This is Dania and Maha. Creators of the page Poiesis.socialart on Instagram. This is a brief intro of our background in art and also the reason for our interest in exploring the topic of socially engaged art. We wanted to first introduce ourselves before we talk about socially engaged art itself and the artists who have shaped it. You can also find us on our separate instagram accounts @dania.sk.art and @thegentlewoman. Excited to share the start of this with all of you! We are working hard on addressing a lot of topics and on researching so this is a steady process to improve and produce better. Thank you for listening!

Episode 2: What is Socially Engaged Art? (Part 1)

Welcome to another episode with us! In this episode, we recap on the previous segment and then move onto talking about the definition of socially engaged arts and its movement. We refer to two books ‘Mapping the Landscape of Socially Engaged Art’ by the Helicon Collaborative, and ‘Education for Socially Engaged Art’ by Pablo Helgueara to elaborate on this subject, and give examples. We also touch upon socially engaged artists in Pakistan and the challenging but socially changing work they are doing.

Links below Maha: @thegentlewoman Dania: @dania.sk.art Artists mentioned in podcast: Yaminay Chaudhri: Vimeo Link Salma Habib: taleemkoaamkaro Zahra Malkani and Shahana Rajani: Research Gate Profile

Books (Available in Resources): Mapping the Landscape of Socially Enaged Art by Alexis Frasz & Holly Sidford Education for Socially Engaged Art by Pablo Helgueara

Episode 2: What is Socially Engaged Art? (Part 2)

Continuation of the previous episode, we recap on the previous segment and then move onto talking about the definition of socially engaged arts and its movement. We refer to two books ‘Mapping the Landscape of Socially Engaged Art’ by the Helicon Collaborative, and ‘Education for Socially Engaged Art’ by Pablo Helgueara to elaborate on this subject, and give examples. We also touch upon socially engaged artists in Pakistan and the challenging but socially changing work they are doing.

Links below Maha: @thegentlewoman Dania: @dania.sk.art Artists mentioned in podcast: Yaminay Chaudhri: Vimeo Link Salma Habib: taleemkoaamkaro Zahra Malkani and Shahana Rajani: Research Gate Profile

Books (Available in Resources): Mapping the Landscape of Socially Enaged Art by Alexis Frasz & Holly Sidford Education for Socially Engaged Art by Pablo Helgueara

Episode 3: Introduction: Analysis of Art Throughout History During Global Crises

This episode was recorded during the start of Covid-19 in 2020. As artists and researchers we wanted to seek a connection to the arts in this challenging time. We discovered films, artworks and literature and the ways each medium has explored themes of pain, suffering and the human condition during such trying times. Hope you enjoy listening to the introduction!

Episode 4: Analysis of Art During Global Crises

In this podcast, we discuss the works (with pictorial references) by Albert Camus, Pieter Bruegel, Francesco Petrarch, Therese Frare, Edgar Allen Poe, Alfonso Cuaron, Pablo Picasso, Egon Schiele and Giorgio De Chirico in relation to present day situation with Covid-19. We hope you enjoy indulging in these works as much as we did researching about them. If you would like to research more about the works, please find the Google doc link containing the bibliography in order along with the article below:

Link to Google Doc

*P.S. We would also like to apologise for the lack of better quality of sound due to technical difficulties. As individuals we’re constantly striving to deliver our best to audiences. Do bear with us as your support means the world. Hopefully for the next podcast, you would have a better experience engaging with us.

Episode 5: Poiesis with Sobia Zaidi

Artist: Sobia Zaidi | IG: @sobiazaydi Bio: Sobia Zaidi is a performance artist, playwright and theatre maker. Her practice is concerned with finding and curating the mundane and ordinary as extraordinary. Sobia has always been fascinated by the body both as an object in space and as a subject. The inspiration for her performances comes from the daily life interactions which she re-enacts in the most unexpected sites and contexts. For her the awareness of the body is the beginning of all the politics and its interaction with space is where the performance starts for her. She playfully explores the poetics of anonymity and secrecy in her practice which is why her work is mostly subtle and deliberately unnoticeable. Text is a major part of her practice. She uses text to record the memory of the work and also creates DIY manuals for performances that contain instructions to create performances. She received her Masters in Performance Art and artistic research from Utrecht School of the Arts, Netherlands and is presently the Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts Program at Forman Christian College, Lahore.