Sinopse

Conversations in Time is a series of conversations inspired by the American artist, critic and author, Suzi Gablik’s important book, Conversations Before the End of Time (1995).Inspired by its still prescient dialogues, artists, writers and cultural thinkers have been recorded in one to one conversations, broadly inspired by the question:What is the purpose or role of art in an age of accelerating social change and environmental uncertainty?New conversations will be added throughout the duration of the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 Public Programme.

Episódios

  • The Topping Tooters Of The Town (produced with Just Radio)

    The Topping Tooters Of The Town (produced with Just Radio)

    07/04/2020 Duração: 27min

    'These are the topping tooters of the town, who play "Lilliburlero" to my Lord Mayor's horse through the city.' In an exhilarating programme, William Lyons (musician and specialist in performance and Renaissance music) celebrates the music of the Waits - a professional band of musicians who played for civic and ceremonial occasions in major towns across the country until 1835. Produced for BBC Radio 4

  • Carlos Gardel: Tango To The New World (Part 2)

    Carlos Gardel: Tango To The New World (Part 2)

    03/03/2020 Duração: 26min

    Tango dancer Fabian Salas explores the nostalgia and drama in the music of Carlos Gardel. He is the most famous figure in Tango and yet, the story and music of Argentina's national hero is barely known outside Latin America. A hundred years ago, Gardel recorded Mi Noche Triste (My Sad Night), and for listeners who are Argentinian or Uruguayan, the song can stop time. Produced for The BBC World Service

  • Carlos Gardel: Tango To The New World (Part 1)

    Carlos Gardel: Tango To The New World (Part 1)

    03/03/2020 Duração: 22min

    Tango dancer Fabian Salas explores the nostalgia and drama in the music of Carlos Gardel. He is the most famous figure in Tango and yet, the story and music of Argentina's national hero is barely known outside Latin America. A hundred years ago, Gardel recorded Mi Noche Triste (My Sad Night), and for listeners who are Argentinian or Uruguayan, the song can stop time. Produced for The BBC World Service

  • Albrecht Durer Printing Press Native

    Albrecht Durer Printing Press Native

    20/09/2019 Duração: 43min

    Albrecht Dürer - the artist who depicted the stout Rhinoceros (1515) or the Young Hare (1502) or the Self Portrait in the image of Christ (1500) - was the first truly international artist. No artist before him had been a famous name around Europe in his own lifetime. What brought him that fame was the print: reproducible art sprung from brand new technology. Dürer was someone who we might refer to today as a "printing press native". While Michelangelo was covering the vast ceiling of the Sistine Chapel with a single fresco, Dürer was making numerous small, reproducible prints that he could sell across Europe. He spent years of his life on the road, managing his business and his brand - his famous AD monogram stamped on every sheet. Recorded in his hometown of Nuremberg, Charlotte finds out why Dürer always returned there, between travels north to the Netherlands or south to Venice. Nuremberg was then a trading hub in the heart of the Holy Roman Empire and humming with printing presses - not long before Dürer

  • The Syrians and the Kindertransport

    The Syrians and the Kindertransport

    20/09/2019 Duração: 27min

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  • The Empire Strikes Black

    The Empire Strikes Black

    20/09/2019 Duração: 27min

    Journalist Hugh Muir travels with Sir Simon Woolley, head of Operation Black Vote, to Buckingham Palace, where he is to receive his knighthood from HM The Queen. It’s a journey that lays bare the dilemma, the joy, the soul-searching and the agony of being honoured for services to the British Empire, for anyone whose family history is one of oppression, slavery or violence as a consequence of the Empire. When Sir Simon heard he had been selected for a knighthood, he felt elation - then anxiety. The offer needed thought. It said much about his lifetime’s work as a political and anti-racist activist, but accepting it could ultimately say much about him and his standing within the community – and not in a good way. Could he take the honour and risk tainting himself with the association between the British honours system and the British Empire? If he took the honour, would the good he might do with it be outweighed by the disapproval it might engender? Sir Simon did some research. He concluded his knighthood was

  • Caribritish: Children of Windrush (Part 1)

    Caribritish: Children of Windrush (Part 1)

    20/09/2019 Duração: 27min

    In the first of a two part series, journalist Hugh Muir examines Carib-British identity through the descendants of Windrush. Seventy years ago, 492 men and women disembarked at Tilbury dock from the Empire Windrush. We have seen the photos and the newsreels. But what happened next? What do we know about the families they built here, the children and grandchildren? Did the Caribbean culture they brought with them endure, or are their children and grandchildren in all ways British? Hugh Muir explores the lives and identities of British Caribbeans in the UK. There are almost 1 million people in the UK who identify as having Caribbean or mixed Caribbean heritage. Through the stories and memories of Hugh's family and others, he tries to understand how a British Caribbean presence and identity was formed over three generations. This first episode is set between two homes - that of Hugh's dad, William Edward in rural Aberdeen, south west Jamaica, and the traditional Caribbean front room of the 1960s and 70s. It

  • Barbara Windsors Funny Girls: Phyllis Diller (produced with Just Radio)

    Barbara Windsor's Funny Girls: Phyllis Diller (produced with Just Radio)

    20/09/2019 Duração: 56min

    To mark the life of the irrepressible Phyllis Diller, the first female stand up comedian, who died on August 20th this year, BBC Radio 2 returns to a recent documentary, recorded with Diller in her glamorous Brentwood Home in LA, when she was still going strong aged 94. The programme features interviews with Roseanne Barr, David Sedaris and Roby Wax, and Barbara Windsor takes you back to the early days when Diller was flat broke, working as a copywriter in San Francisco. She had a natural talent for making people laugh and urged by her out of work husband, Diller decided to pursue a career as the first female standup comedian. This was no mean feat in the early 1950s - her role models were all men, in particular Bob Hope who she would later befriend and regularly perform with. She had a small army of children to feed and the lure of big money dazzled her - leading standups on the circuit, touring the Cocoabana and Playboy Clubs and the borscht belt resorts could be earning $40,000 dollars a week - then! Her

  • Living And Present: Laurie Anderson on Performance Art

    Living And Present: Laurie Anderson on Performance Art

    20/09/2019 Duração: 43min

    Pioneering artist Laurie Anderson traces the roots of performance art - the most daring and popular of contemporary art forms, which blurs the boundaries of art, theatre and dance. More and more artists are drawing on the live quality of performance in their work: the artist Marina Abramovic was present for three months in New York's Museum of Modern Art for visitors to lock eyes with, silent and motionless; this year's prestigious Venice Biennale Golden Lion prize was given to the performance artist Tino Sehgal; and the newest addition to the Tate are the Tate Tanks, dedicated to Performance art. But what is this transient medium and where has it come from? Laurie Anderson, famous for bringing her song O Superman to the British pop charts in the 1980s, focuses on this innovative and elusive art form, drawing out the qualities of ritual and gathering, pain and endurance. She turns to the earliest recordings of the Futurist artist, Marinetti's Zang Tumb Tumb, the actions of German artist Joseph Beuys; the in

  • Maiden Voyage: The First Woman In Space

    Maiden Voyage: The First Woman In Space

    20/09/2019 Duração: 27min

    In 1963 Valentina Tereshkova, a simple factory worker, was sent on a solo mission to space. She became a hero in her country, a legend around the world and an icon of gender equality. But what really happened on the flight was kept secret in Soviet times and remains mysterious, earning Valentina the moniker 'Greta Garbo of Space'. No woman would travel to space for nearly 20 years after she returned. Lucy Ash travels to Valentina's hometown Yaroslavl, on Moscow's Golden Ring, in search of the person behind the legend, meeting her daughter, workmates and relatives. At a time when Putin is reviving Soviet-era pride in the motherland, we look at what Valentina's incredible journey means today. Producer: Dorothy Feaver

  • Pina Bausch: Dance For Your Life (produced with Just Radio)

    Pina Bausch: Dance For Your Life (produced with Just Radio)

    20/09/2019 Duração: 27min

    Recorded with dancers in Pina Bausch's Tanztheater company in Wuppertal, former lead dancer for the Royal Ballet, Deborah Bull, pays tribute to this extraordinary artist. Bausch's subject is the relationship between men and women, which is played out in all her pieces. Her dancers, who break any conventional rules about age and shape, actively share in the creation of the choreography - bringing their life experiences, memories and personalities to the dance. Each of the performances has the capacity to provoke immense, powerful and individual responses. There's no single narrative in each piece; it's more like a sequence of captured moments, close ups and sometimes lucid, sometimes inexplicable enactments of life. Tanztheater, literally, means Dance Theatre. It's a hybrid or a genre that slips between the definitions and breaks down the formal boundaries between different arts. The raw, expressionistic movements, often so extreme, pose open questions about culpability, moral responsibility and humanity's

  • A Body Of Essays : Philip Kerr : The Brain

    A Body Of Essays : Philip Kerr : The Brain

    20/09/2019 Duração: 13min

    In an ongoing collaboration with BBC Radio 3, Wellcome Collection's Reading Room is the setting for a series of 'The Essay' devoted to the bodily organs. 'Body of Essays' invites five writers to ruminate on a different organ of the body. This strange proposition has a mysterious allure: the organs are hidden, buried from view, and yet are at the very core of our physical functioning as well as our mental and emotional world. Suctioned together in dark flesh, the organs can be all the more puzzling and intriguing. New York Times best selling author Philip Kerr is the creator of Bernie Gunther, an unflinching private eye. Philip immerses himself in the real world to inform what he puts on the page whether fiction or fact - in this essay we accompany him into a brain surgery operating room.

  • Speaking In Tongues (produced with Just Radio)

    Speaking In Tongues (produced with Just Radio)

    20/09/2019 Duração: 28min

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  • A Body Of Essays : Thomas Lynch : The Uterus

    A Body Of Essays : Thomas Lynch : The Uterus

    20/09/2019 Duração: 13min

    In an ongoing collaboration with BBC Radio 3, the Wellcome Collection Reading Room is the setting for a series of 'The Essay' devoted to the bodily organs. 'Body of Essays' invites five writers to ruminate on a different organ of the body. This strange proposition has a mysterious allure: the organs are hidden, buried from view, and yet are at the very core of our physical functioning as well as our mental and emotional world. Suctioned together in dark flesh, the organs can be all the more puzzling and intriguing. Thomas Lynch is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently The Sin-Eater: A Breviary. His hyphenated life as both poet and undertaker has led him to being the subject of two award-winning documentaries - PBS's "The Undertaking" and the BBC's "Learning Gravity".

  • A Body Of Essays : Ned Beauman : The Appendix

    A Body Of Essays : Ned Beauman : The Appendix

    20/09/2019 Duração: 13min

    As part of a series of reflections about organs of the human body, novelist and journalist Ned Beauman confronts the idea that the appendix is redundant.

  • A Body Of Essays : Daljit Nagra : The Lungs

    A Body Of Essays : Daljit Nagra : The Lungs

    20/09/2019 Duração: 13min

    As part of a series of reflections about organs of the human body, poet Daljit Nagra describes how the lungs are an exchange system, similar to poetry.

  • A Body Of Essays: Mark Ravenhill : The Gall Bladder

    A Body Of Essays: Mark Ravenhill : The Gall Bladder

    20/09/2019 Duração: 13min

    As part of a series of reflections about organs of the human body, playwright Mark Ravenhill asks whether his identity has changed since his gall bladder was removed.

  • Contagious Cities: SARS In Hong Kong by Dorothy Tse

    Contagious Cities: SARS In Hong Kong by Dorothy Tse

    20/09/2019 Duração: 18min

    Hong Kong writer Dorothy Tse considers SARS.

  • A Body Of Essays : Christina Patterson : The Skin

    A Body Of Essays : Christina Patterson : The Skin

    20/09/2019 Duração: 13min

    As part of a series of reflections about organs of the human body, writer Christina Patterson reflects on the skin and her own experience of living with acne.

  • London And TB. TB Stories by Frances Wilson

    London And TB. TB Stories by Frances Wilson

    20/09/2019 Duração: 17min

    Author Frances Wilson discovers the hidden world of TB in London.

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