Uprise Radio - Episode 25 - Making Art and Critical Empowerment

Wednesday, 2 September 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm
Good art tells essential stories (Mural by Van T Rudd)

Jackson and James welcome Sarah Ward (Yana Alana, Queen Kong) and Mitch Jones (Captain Ruin, Autocannibal, Caravan of Dooom) to the show to talk about the role of art-making in a critical, empathetic society. Covid has seen the arts landscape radically altered and Sarah and Mitch reflect on ways and means of making meaningful, emancipatory art that is accesible to all, often with little government assistance. The imapct of capitalism on arts practice is explored, from alienation, hyperindidualism, mental health and the self as product. Proscriptions are made for "poetic terrorism": a spontaneous arts practice embedded in community, accesible to all, which detonates holes in the grey veneer of capitalist realism. 

Featuring music by Justin Townes Earle and Mike Noga. 

Wednesday 5:30pm to 6:00pm
A radical current affairs program providing a critical analysis of a topic in the news cycle that deserves closer inspection.


James Brennan & Jackson McInerney.