Intel: Podcast Series

Intel: Podcast Series - Episode 4

Topic: It’s a little early

Publishing date: Thursday, 14 May 2020

Guest speaker: 

For Tokyo-based Elena Knox, an artist who in recent years has sustained her creative practice exhibiting internationally, what is the way forward from here? 

Across her music, performance, video and installation work, Elena has worked with other artists, science labs and premier cultural institutions, including Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and the upcoming Yokohama TriennaleAFTERGLOW, curated by Raqs Media Collective, set to open in July. 

It might be a little early to tell, but art with technology - Elena’s longstanding area of inquiry - will play an important role moving forward. Meanwhile, the current pause in presentation commitments offers space to reflect on the realities of living and working as an ‘outsider’ in Japan, and a timely appreciation of the small gatherings that the Tokyo music and art scenes have always approached with integrity.

Featured in this episode is Elena Knox’s music, as part of electric pop duo Actual Russian Brides, This Haus. Courtesy Brigade Music Berlin 

Image credit: Elena Knox, Comfortable and Alive, 2014, video still. Courtesy the artist. 

Elena Knox is represented by Anomaly, Tokyo.

Download the transcript 

Production credits

Sound design: Sudeep Lingamneni

Editing and mastering: Jonnine Nokes 

About the INTEL: Podcast Series

The Australia Council’s INTEL: PODCAST SERIES is a peer-to-peer market intelligence resource designed to inform and upskill the arts sector on ‘live’, best practice, and innovative approaches to international engagement. The series spotlights guests who are actively forging pathways for the internationalisation of Australian work, and who continue to work within a cross-cultural and cross-border capacity.

Contact us

Joanna Bayndrian: International Market Adviser, North Asia


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