This week on A Cups, Ann and Angela interviewed performance artist, trollistic healer, and “Queen Bee of the Brooklyn contemporary art scene” Genevieve Belleveau aka gorgeousTaps! We talked female pop stars, Belleveau’s Mobile Monastery, collaboration and monks, nudity, hair, trolling, live action role play, going to the woods as a social media addict, and much more!
Past episodes are up on iTunes so….check ‘em out! Next week we look forward to talking with Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey!
A Cups is back!!!! Ann + Angela are super psyched about two incredible upcoming guests! A little teaser……
On December 9th we’ll be talking with performance artist, trollistic healer, social practitioner, and Mobile Monastery visionary Genevieve Belleveau about her upcoming ventures, subverting beauty ideals, the selfie, live action role play, and how one becomes the “Queen Bee of the Brooklyn contemporary art scene.”
On December 17th, Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey will join us in the studio! We’ll talk masculinity, artistic personas, women in new media, being “techy”, relationships + social media, performing fame and a whole lot more!
We’ll be posting more info soon! BUT: If you want to listen to old episodes to get all pumped + such for these upcoming ones, you can download all of them on iTunes! :D
This week on A Cups, Ann and Angela talked with veteran improv performer, comedian, actor, writer, and public access television genius, Chris Gethard. Chris is all over the place- from performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, to writing about how he lost his virginity + other personal and frequently embarrassing stories in his autobiography A Bad Idea I’m About To Do, to creating a bizarre + highly participatory public access show, to writing intimate advice columns for his community.
This show we talked about dating curators, whether or not Chris is an artist, public access tv, the art market, being radically accessible to your fan base, performance personas, misogyny in comedy, and being asked to make out with a 500 pound woman for a TV show. Also did we mention that Ann won Coco’s shoes?! And oh yeah, because we’re so sad that Angela is moving, we also discussed what we’d miss if we moved away from New York.
Thanks so much to the Radiohive for hosting A Cups! We’re taking a hiatus for a while…..check out our past episodes on iTunes! You can listen to them over and over again til our triumphant return in Summer 2014?!?! <3 <3
ps. There was some sound interference from a neighboring studio in the beginning of the episode + also our laughter is occasionally a little loud and overbearing in this one, sorry!!
This week on A Cups, Angela interviewed two badass women-in-charge: Michelle Levy (artist, curator and Director of Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space) and Sally Szwed (curator and Creative Time’s Program Manager). We talked inappropriate work relationships, racially charged pop music, maintaining an independent practice when working for institutions, Michelle’s obsessive projects about Agent Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks and a guy named Matthew Stromberg, women with authority, curating + gender, and more. I apologize for the couple minutes of confusing background chatter…there was a small studio airwaves conflict this recording session.
We also listened to + discussed challenging audio art pieces by Nate Hill, Jennifer Chan, Nathaniel Sullivan, and A Cups’ own co-host Ann Hirsch (who is on vacation and would otherwise be co-hosting <3).
ALSO! Michelle and Sally have some exciting projects coming up! Michelle organizes the Residency for Arts Workers as Artists at EFA each year + it’s going on now. Sally is working on The Creative Time Summit and also Untitled (As Of Yet), an exhibition she co-curated at Flux Factory opening in September.
Thanks to everyone that tuned in live and also to the Radiohive for hosting us! You can download older episodes of the show here on iTunes. Woot!
This week on A Cups, Ann and Angela talked with artist, writer, curator, educator and generally all-around thoughtful guy, Nicholas O’Brien. We discussed misogyny + homophobia in video games, avatar otherness, “net art”, how much we all love Jennifer Chan, moving to NYC, Nicholas’ dating prospects, and more. We also had a little chat about Precious star Gabourney Sidibe and her role in a “prank” played on Jimmy Kimmel at his wedding. Woooo! Pop culture!
(Download older episodes and/or subscribe to get new ones automatically heeeeeeeeeeeeere). <3
This week on A Cups, Ann and Angela interviewed prolific writer and founder of the Illuminati Girl Gang, Gabby Bess to discuss her recently published book Alone With Other People and more. We talked publishing zines, social media + audiences, female companionship, being 20, sexism in writing, self-organizing, “alt lit”, and much more. We also talked about selfies because…why not? Also Gabby has really awesome ones.
Thanks to everyone at Radiohive! The show wouldn’t exist without your support <3. Also thanks again to Mary Prankster (one of my adolescent heroes) for allowing us to play her song Piss Off in our intro.
Also hey did I mention that you can download all of our past episodes on iTunes? You know you want that shit. xoxo
This week on A Cups, Angela and Ann talked with their boyfriends! Alex Young is an artist, curator and occasional writer whose research-based projects investigate social ecology, the built environment, utopian ideologies, black metal and more. Ann’s Gene is a writer and curator currently working at the Whitney Museum of American Art and also known as Mr. Post Internet (maybe mostly by Ann). We talked male feminists, power, intimidating camwhore girlfriends, masculinity demons, male babysitters and much much more. We also had a long chat about Robin Thicke’s NSFW Blurred Lines video.
PS. Thanks to everyone that tuned in live on Monday July 22nd - apologies for some of the technical difficulties in the studio. Also big thanks to the Radiohive for continuing to host us!
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This week on A Cups, Angela and Ann had digital artist and educator Carla Gannis in the studio as she prepares for a bunch of badass upcoming projects. We talked sex + robots, modern day Jezebels, skinny avatars, Wonder Woman, collaborating with “partners”, feminism + social media and so much more! We also somewhat tangentially discussed Jay-Z & Marina & Jerry and the white cube saga.
ALSO: Hey! All of our episodes can be downloaded through the iTunes store in addition to our bangin’ tumblr. So if you like it so far, plz subscribe? <3
Thanks to everyone that tuned in live at 9:15pm on Monday July 15th at the Radiohive!
This week on A Cups, Angela talked with artist Nathaniel Sullivan about his obsessive project investigating the outrageous claims Wilt Chamberlain has made about his sex life. In Wilt Chamberlain’s autobiography, the basketball player (who scored 100 points in a single game in 1962…the record still stands) claimed to have slept with over 20,000 women. 20,000 women. In addition to Nathaniel doing a live audio performance during the episode, we talked Wilt-The-Stilt, masculinity, youth sexuality, the first openly gay bball player in the NBA and much more.
This week on A Cups, Ann and Angela talked with writer and sex journalist Rachel Rabbit White about some of her recent writing. Rachel’s work can be found on Thought Catalog, Jezebel, the New York Observer, New York Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, VICE, The Frisky and Buzzfeed among others. You should check out her recent essay “I Went To ‘Skinny Mini’ Speed Dating”- we love it. Throughout the episode we talked hairy jeggings, personal grooming options, not wearing make up, porn, writing/working directly from personal experiences and lots more!