Episode 7 of the Miracle Podcast with hosts Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura and Lucia Pietroiusti. This week featuring 'Solitude', a lyrical radio documentary by Martine Syms.
Recorded live at the Serpentine Galleries’ Miracle Marathon, 2016.
The Marathon is Serpentine Galleries’ annual festival of ideas that brings together practitioners from the fields of activism, art, anthropology, architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theology and science. In 2016, the Miracle 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 Marathon focused 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.
About:Martine Syms is a conceptual entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. Her artwork has been exhibited and screened extensively, including recent presentations at Karma International, Bridget Donahue Gallery, the New Museum, Kunsthalle Bern, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Index Stockholm, MOCA Los Angeles, MCA Chicago. She has lectured at Yale University, SXSW, California Institute of the Arts, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, and MoMA PS1, among other venues. From 2007–11, she directed Golden Age, a project space focused on printed matter. She recently founded Dominica, a small press dedicated to nowhere shit.