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A Space for Oddities

A Space for Oddities

By Katie and Vincent
Katie and Vincent explore and archive the oddities of the creative sphere, powered by cheap booze, giggles and silly voices.
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Louis Wain
Katie and Vincent explore the oddities of the creative sphere—this week discussing the pioneering (and rumoured mentally unstable) artist Louis Wain. From developing the 'pet portrait' genre to battling the stigma around mental health in the early 20th century, Louis was a stand out artist of his generation. Warning, we have long discussions about mental health and cats.
01:14:48
July 11, 2021
Bauhaus
Katie and Vincent explore the oddities of the creative sphere—this week discussing the modernist school Bauhaus. Covering topics such as their curriculum, beautiful chairs, avant-garde religions and the german far-right. Alongside some good history and discussions of our own creative practice, we visit a favourite pub of ours to watch a fictitious wrestling match.
01:03:38
July 4, 2021
Baba Yaga
Katie and Vincent explore the oddities of the creative sphere—this week discussing the Baba Yaga. How does this slavic folk tale define modern feminism? And where on earth does a flying pestle and mortar come into it? From house with chicken legs to a sentient gate, if nothing makes sense then everything does.
45:33
June 27, 2021
The War of Colour
Katie and Vincent explore the oddities of the creative sphere—this week discussing the The War of Colour. When the blackest black is monopolised by one artist, the community strike back banning that particular artists from their own rival black and other wonderful pigment. Find out the oddity of how the war of colour made huge advancements for the democratising of colour in the art world, through banning other artist from using them.
35:33
June 20, 2021
Judgement and Flaying
Katie and Vincent explore the oddities of the creative sphere—this week discussing the Judgement and Flaying of Cambyses. The famous painting by Dutch artists Gerard David holds a strange oddity, with its contemporary uses and how young Katie became entranced with the grotesque beauty.
33:11
June 13, 2021
The Dark Art of Sampling
Katie and Vincent explore the oddities of the creative sphere—this week discussing the dark art of Sampling. This controversial method of production founded the hip-hop genre from cutting and chopping records to make a whole new sound.
48:05
June 6, 2021
Russian Prison Tattoos
Katie and Vincent explore the oddities of the creative sphere—this week looking at the artform of Russian Prison Tattoos. Discussing their meaning, through visual language and the grotesque methods for creation and removal.
51:13
May 30, 2021
Comic Sans
Katie and Vincent explore the oddities of the creative sphere—this week looking at the world's most hated font Comic Sans. From discussing its purpose in education to how it was adapted by scientists to disprove our understanding of physics.
35:52
May 23, 2021
Moondog
Katie and Vincent explore the oddities of the creative sphere—this week looking at the blind, avant-garde jazz musician and composer Moondog. From speaking about how he lost his eyesight to vocally interpreting his most popular song, it's bound to be as strange as his legacy.
50:05
May 16, 2021
Golem
Katie and Vincent explore the oddities of the creative sphere—this week looking at the Jewish folklore Golem. This traditional character has been an inspiration for many modern stories, from Lord of the Rings (perhaps) and Marvel.
29:60
May 9, 2021
Hexafoils (Pilot)
WARNING! This is unedited and contains rather strong language. We don't swear throughout but get a little fruity in around the middle. This is a pilot for the podcast, so has not been edited fully. This means there will be guffs, burps and generally rough sounds as we practice recording and try to define our format for future episodes. Katie and Vincent explore the oddities of the creative sphere—this week looking at Hexafoils. These symbols of folk art and agricultural superstition are explored through spelling, giggling and sillyness.
30:22
May 3, 2021