The Light+ podcasts introduce extra voices, opinions and perspectives to enable deeper understanding and exploration of the Lighthouse programme. Third season documents Curator in Residence Eva Rowson’s six month programme (January – July 2019) ‘Who’s doing the washing up – where’s the sink?’ that explored the role of hospitality at Lighthouse. Interviews with artists, users and workers of Lighthouse draw on ideas of science-fiction, collective work, modes of communicating and re-imaginings of the uses and workings of the organisation itself. This season of Light + is supported by Re-Imagine Europe and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Episode 1. Potential Worlds: Making spaces on our own terms
A live recording from Potential Wor(l)ds: making spaces on our own terms, at Lighthouse on 25 April 2019. Artists Aliyah Hussain and Anna Bunting Branch, Marlborough Theatre Co-Artistic Director Tarik Elmoutawakil and Devils’ Dyke Network organisers Claudia Treacher and Violeta Marchenkova share their strategies — from using science fiction to collective work — for making spaces on their own terms. They discuss how these spaces enable them to form their own rules, politics and futures, and how institutions such as Lighthouse can best support them.
Episode 2. Send and Receive: Maia Urstad and Anton Kats (MAKU)
Artists Maia Urstad and Anton Kats share their collaborative project MAKU, and how they explore different ways of working with radio as tools for communication, programming and listening. They’ll reflect on their research into radio practices in Brighton, including youth-led radio station Platform B, the Mid-Sussex Amateur Radio Society and Patrick Murphy of the Blind Veterans UK Amateur Radio Society.
Episode 3. Cuñas, topes y sujetapuertas / doorstops, wedges and holding space:
Jordi Ferreiro and Andrea Francke
Artists Jordi Ferreiro and Andrea Francke discuss their shared interests in how cultural organisations can open up to include different perspectives and voices in the way they work. As Spanish is the first language of both artists, both artists experiment with translating between English and Spanish throughout the conversation.
Episode 4. There ought to be a word: Aliyah Hussain and Anna Bunting Branch
in conversation with Devils’ Dyke Network
Claudia Treacher and Violeta Marchenkova from Brighton-based collective Devils’ Dyke Network interview artists Anna Bunting Branch and Aliyah Hussain about their collaborative project Potential Wor(l)ds. The project uses feminist science fiction, printmaking and experimental sound-making to collectively create new words and ways of communicating.
Episode 5. Lighthouse maintenance tools: Emma Wickham and Eva Rowson
Curator Eva Rowson concludes the podcast series in conversation with Lighthouse Head of Operations, Emma Wickham. They share their favourite ‘Lighthouse maintenance tools’ to reflect on how the building works, what keeps it going – and who’s doing the washing up.
Photo Courtesy of the organisation