Podcast 22 | This week we talk to writer and artist Umulkhayr Mohamed about her role as the lead curator of Amgueddfa Cymru/ National Museum Cardiff’s event Lates: PITCH BLACK. We ask Um about her own artistic practice, the curator’s role in making space for marginalised voices, and moving beyond the trauma into celebration of Black Lives.
In our second segment we discuss Emma Schofield’s interview with Naz Syed, organiser and co-ordinator the Lost Connections project. We consider loneliness, isolation, and the artistic process as means of handling the emotions of the pandemic. We also explore Josie Cray’s review of ‘Women Rediscovered – a collaborative project from Theatr Clwyd and the North East Wales Archives – thinking about intergenerational connections, lineages of trauma, and how our relationship with the past might be closer than we think.
Finally, we’ll be letting you know what projects and events you should be looking out for in our ‘What’s on, Wales?’ segment.
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Interview with Umulkhayr Mohamed, Lost Connections, and Women Rediscovered | Links to Articles Discussed:
Emma Schofield: ‘Lost Connections | Art and Loneliness in a Pandemic’
Emma Schofield caught up with Naz Syed, organiser of the Lost Connections Project which explores emotions caused by the pandemic through art. Umulkhayr Mohamed
Josie Cray: ‘Women Rediscovered | Theatr Clwyd’
Josie Cray takes a look at ‘Women Rediscovered’, the collaborative project from Theatr Clwyd and the North East Wales Archives in which monologue-style films tell the true stories of inspirational Welsh women from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
What’s On, Wales?
Carl Chapple – Artist in Residence with Ballet Cyrmu
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Podcast 22 Music:
‘Vienna Beat’ by Blue Dot Sessions
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