Intel: Podcast Series

Reporting on cross-border arts and cross-cultural exchange 

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.


Looking back to look forward: Jacob Boehme

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. 

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The Future is Now: Jeff Khan & Ron Berry

Join two of the world’s leading performing arts curators for reflections on the creation of Fusebox Festival 2020: Virtual Edition (April 24-26).

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Looking horizontally: Rainbow Chan  

Rainbow Chan talks about the importance of listening to the room, slowing down, and looking horizontally – as strategies for both working interculturally, and getting through this global crisis.

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Showing up for each other: Samara Hersch

Samara Hersch works through questions of distance, proximity, presence and absence in her own practice collaborating with young people using digital tools between Amsterdam, Melbourne and Singapore. 

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It’s a little early: Elena Knox

Tokyo-based, Australian media artist Elena Knox reflects on moving her practice to Japan, and the important role art with technology plays in connecting us in different ways. 

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Things will have to wait: Judith Hamann & James Batchelor 

The subject of this podcast is an interview with two artists who embarked on Australia Council residencies in Europe at the very moment that everything changed, borders closed and stay-at-home orders were put in place.

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Audiences won't forget us: Kamini Ramachandran

We speak to our neighbours with Singaporean storyteller Kamini Ramachandran. Kamini's tools of trade are her voice, her body and her vast knowledge of oral traditions from Southeast Asia. In this strange new normal, she shares ways in which she's adapting her practice and how she seeks solidarity and solace in her global network of artist friendships.

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