Episode 3 of the Miracle Podcast with hosts Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura and Lucia Pietroiusti. This week featuring Paul Purgas and Takeshi Shiomitsu with Amy Firth.
Recorded live at the Serpentine Galleries’ Miracle Marathon, 2016.
The Serpentine’s annual festival of ideas brought together practitioners from the fields of activism, art, anthropology, architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theology and science to focus on ritual, imagination and magical thinking. The 2016 Marathon took place over two days and in two locations across London, Day 1 at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and Day 2 at Second Home. The 2016 Miracle Marathon focused in on ritual, repetition and magical thinking to consider ways in which the imaginary can not only predict, but also play a part in affecting long-term futures. The initial concept for the Miracle Marathon was developed together with artist Sophia Al-Maria.
Paul Purgas is a Welsh-born multidisciplinary artist currently based in London. Originally trained as an architect, he works with sound, performance and installation and has presented projects with Outpost, Tate Modern, Kettle’s Yard and Bergen Assembly. He has also curated projects with the De La Warr Pavilion and Spike Island and was a 2015 resident at Wysing Arts Centre.
Takeshi Shiomitsu is an artist living and working in London. Recent solo & two-person exhibitions include No Operation, Galleri CC, Malmö (2016), Spirit Level (with Jesse Darling), AND/OR, London (2015), and Wash, Milcote House, London (2014). Recent group exhibitions include a public commission for Deptford X, London (2016), The Practice of Theories, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2016), Soft Corner and Muffled Snare, MJ Gallery, Geneva (2015) and Devotions, MOT Project Space, London (2015). In 2015 he was an artist-in-residence at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge.
Amy Firth is a London based Interfaith Minister, Spiritual Counsellor & Singer/Songwriter