The Barbican has launched On the Barbs, a brand new weekly podcast delving into the world of artwork and creativity – by means of the lens of tradition and its influences on a youthful era. On the Barbs is hosted by Capital XTRA broadcaster Robert Bruce, and can function a brand new visitor every week for six weeks to debate performances and reveals on the Barbican and past, with the primary episode going reside tomorrow (ninth Nov 2022).
The brand new podcast, developed with artistic company The Elephant Room, will present an area to debate theatre, movie, music and artwork from the point-of-view of communities, quite than the standard and established views. “It’s a gathering level for the place artwork and tradition blurs strains, borders and bounds, and shifts areas – whether or not they’re bodily or digital.” says host Robert Bruce. Alongside the podcast sits a collection of recent artistic belongings, advertising supplies and social content material developed with The Elephant Room.
The podcast encourages listeners to develop their very own perspective, secure within the information that there’s no proper or flawed reply, and invitations them to expertise and evaluation artwork and performances from the Barbican programme. On the Barbs has been created for everybody who sees tradition as unbounded, discovering it wherever, anytime and in any type.
The primary season will function Robert Bruce in dialog with a unique visitor every week. Friends embrace radio host and presenter Swarzy Macaly reflecting on present Barbican Artwork Gallery exhibition Carolee Schneemann: Physique Politics (Thu eighth Sep 2022 – Solar eighth Jan 2023), author and movie director Koby Adam on To What Finish, a latest night of quick dance and reside music performances developed by William Kentridge’s The Centre for the Much less Good Thought within the Barbican The Pit Theatre, and musician Jelani Blackman discussing The UK Drill Mission by HighRise Leisure (Thu third – Sat twelfth Nov 2022). Different visitors embrace Youtuber and soccer vlogger David Vujanic speaking about Black Arsenal, an exploration of Arsenal’s historic contribution to Black sporting iconography, singer and songwriter Miraa Might reflecting on internationally-renowned pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason’s latest Barbican Corridor efficiency and A&R Supervisor Komali Scott–Jones discussing ‘author of the last decade’ Rupi Kaur and her latest spoken phrase poetry expertise. Every visitor will replicate on what they’ve seen and unpack its themes while discussing their very own artistic journeys and views on tradition.
Ben Jefferies, head of selling on the Barbican, mentioned, “On the Barbs was created to supply a recent tackle tradition. We wished to supply one thing that clearly says that tradition is for everybody, and to make one thing that breaks by means of the boundaries that generally exist when speaking about artwork. Opening up the best way we speak about artwork – the way it can affect lives and the place there’s no proper or flawed reply – is basically thrilling, and we’ve cherished working with The Elephant Room to create On the Barbs and the thrilling marketing campaign that sits round it.”
Dan Saxby, The Elephant Room founder and managing director, mentioned, ”On the Barbs is an exploration and celebration of the place artwork and tradition meet. By respecting and representing new artwork kinds in an genuine and trustworthy approach, we hope to create a dialogue and a dialog in regards to the arts that anybody can take part in. The supporting marketing campaign displays our method to artistic inclusivity and the Barbican have been sensible companions in embracing that”
On the Barbs launches on ninth November 2022 and will be discovered on the Barbican web site, Apple Podcasts, Acast and Spotify.