Intel: Podcast Series - Episode 7
Topic: Looking back to look forward
Publishing date: 20 August 2020
- Jacob Boehme: First Nations artist, curator and writer.
In this bonus episode we chat with First Nations artist, curator and writer Jacob Boehme. Jacob has worked across North America, Europe, North Asia, South East Asia and South Asia, and we chat to Jacob on the wisdom of ancestors and elders on country, the need for intergenerational processes and taking a deep pause so we can learn from the long history of this land in catalysing alternate futures.
Image credit: image courtesy of the artist.
Sound design: Sudeep Lingamneni and James Henry
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.
Nithya Nagarajan: International Market Adviser, South and South East Asia
Jacob Boehme is a Melbourne born and raised artist of the Narangga and Kaurna Nations, South Australia. Jacob is a multi-disciplinary theatre maker and choreographer, creating work for stage, screen, large-scale public events and festivals. Jacob has led the artistic direction of Tanderrum (Melbourne Festival), Boon Wurrung Ngargee (Yalukit Willam Festival), Thuwathu (Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair), Geelong After Dark and is the founding Creative Director of Yirramboi Festival, recipient of the 2018 Green Room Award for Curatorial Contribution to Contemporary and Experimental Arts. Jacob has choreographed for the opening ceremonies of Dreamtime at the G, FINA World Swimming Championships and the Cricket World Cup. Jacob is the writer and performer of the critically acclaimed solo work Blood on the Dance Floor, recipient of the 2017 Green Room Award Best Independent Production. Jacob is currently working on the 2nd piece in his Blood Trilogy, titled Mother’s Blood, with an expected premiere in 2022.
Jacob is a critic of theatre and dance, writing for Witness Performance. Jacob currently sits on the Board of Directors for Dance House and Polyglot Theatre and is a member of the Ministry of Culture Taiwan South East Asia Advisory Panel. Alumni of the Victorian College of the Arts, (MA in Arts – Playwriting, MA in Arts – Puppetry) Jacob is the recipient of the 2018 Australia Council for the Arts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellowship.