This episode was recorded at over Skype with Berlin based artist Yishay, who was commissioned to create a piece of public art, ‘Nothing About Us Without Us’ for the outside of the Marlborough Theatre during Trans Pride Brighton, 2016.
We talked about art and Trans Pride
About surrounding yourself with people who challenge you
About the systematic erasure of Trans Women from museum collections and galleries
About how not being killed is awesome.
You can follow yishay on twitter @yishaygarbasz
And you can keep up to date with Emma's movements through the None of Us is Yet a Robot project at www.notyetarobot.co.uk or @elbfrankland on twitter.
Opening music was by Visitors and Closing music by Señor Coconut.
Yishay Garbasz is a Berlin-based British-Israeli artist, graduate of photography BA from Bard College in New York 2004 Her 2005 Watson Fellowship resulted in the first book project, In My Mother's Footsteps (Hatje Cantz, 2009), nominated for the German photo book prize award. This contemporary journey of the Holocaust retraces her mother's path of survival in lush large format photographs. Garbasz’s second project starkly documents her body a year before and after gender affirmation surgery shown in the flipbook Becoming (MBP, 2010) and installed in the second largest Zoetrope in the world (Busan Biennale 2010, Korea). Currently, she explores globally the impact of trauma on communities, including “Ritual and Reality”, which documents the Fukushima nuclear exclusion zone, with fall-out reaching Tokyo
Garbasz has exhibited widely in galleries, museums, around the world, including solo shows at Wako Works of Art (Tokyo), Ronald Feldman Fine Art (NY), Norderlicht Foto Festival (Holland), Chiang Mai Museum of Art (Thailand), and Tokyo Wonder Site (Japan); group shows at Museum of Fine Art Boston, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Korea), Stanley Picker Gallery (London), Dumbo Arts Center (NY) MOCA NOMI (FL). Garbasz’s work has also been featured in Artforum, the New York Times, and she was recently listed by the Huffington Post as one of Ten Transgender Artists Who Are Changing the Landscape of Contemporary Art.
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