FULL EPISODE: Say It Loud exhibit, Coco Cat Bakery, October Ember, Patrick Wayner

FULL EPISODE: Say It Loud exhibit, Coco Cat Bakery, October Ember, Patrick Wayner


>>PRODUCTION OF “BROAD & HIGH” IS FUNDED IN PART BY THE GREATER COLUMBUS ARTS COUNCIL. SUPPORTING ARTS, ADVANCING CULTURE AND CONNECTING THE COMMUNITY TO ARTISTS, EVENTS, AND CLASSES AT COLUMBUSMAKESART.COM.>>PNC, COMMITTED TO CENTRAL OHIO. FOR THE ACHIEVER IN YOU. MM FROM THESE CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS AND VIEWERS LIKE YOU. THANK YOU!>>THIS TIME ON “BROAD & HIGH” — SEE THE WORK OF SOME OF THE HOTTEST CONTEMPORARY BLACK ARTISTS AT THE DENISON MUSEUM IN GRANVILLE.>>WHAT’S ON EXHIBIT HERE ARE THESE WONDERFUL ARTISTS WHO ARE ABLE TO CAPTURE AND TELL THE STORY OF WHAT IT MEANS TO PROCLAIM BLACKNESS, TO OWN BLACKNESS, TO CELEBRATE BLACKNESS.>>AND OCTOBER EMBER IS THE LATEST LOCAL MUSIC ACT TO JOIN US IN THE WOSU STUDIO. MM THIS AND MORE RIGHT NOW, ON “BROAD & HIGH.” MM MM MM>>HI EVERYONE. WELCOME TO “BROAD & HIGH.” I’M YOUR HOST KATE QUICKEL. FOR OUR FIRST STORY TONIGHT, WE ARE HEADING OUT TO MY HOMETOWN OF GRANVILLE TO CHECK OUT THE CURRENT EXHIBIT AT THE DENISON MUSEUM. THE SHOW FEATURES 11 CONTEMPORARY BLACK ARTISTS WHO, THROUGH THEIR WORK, ADDRESS COMPLEX ISSUES SUCH AS ETHNIC IDENTITY, INSTITUTIONAL RACISM, GENDER AND BEAUTY. HERE’S MORE.>>WE ARE AT THE DENISON MUSEUM. WE ARE A TEACHING MUSEUM ON THE HEART OF DENISON UNIVERSITY HERE IN GRANVILLE, OHIO. THIS EXHIBITION IS ENTITLED “SAY IT LOUD.” IT COMES FROM THE JAMES BROWN AND PEE WEE ELLIS SONG “SAY IT LOUD, I’M BLACK & I’M PROUD.” M BROTHER WE CAN’T QUIT UNTIL WE GET OUR SHARE SAY IT LOUD M I’M BLACK AND I’M PROUD M>>WHAT’S ON EXHIBIT HERE ARE THESE WONDERFUL ARTISTS WHO WERE ABLE TO CAPTURE AND TELL THE STORY OF WHAT IT MEANS TO PROCLAIM BLACKNESS, TO OWN BLACKNESS, TO CELEBRATE BLACKNESS. HOW DO WE HOLD ONTO THAT IN THIS TIME AND A NEW CENTURY OF 2020 LOOKING AT WHAT HAS HAPPENED, THE PROGRESSION OF BLACKNESS DURING THIS TIME?>>THE ARTIST IN HERE ILLUSTRATE A LOT OF COMPLEX, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ISSUES. THEY’RE ALSO CHALLENGING DOMINATE HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ALL THROUGH CONTEMPORARY ART. WE HAVE NARRATIVES OF ETHNIC IDENTITY, RACE, GENDER AS WELL AS BEAUTY. MM BEHIND US, WE HAVE THE WORK OF TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK. SO AFTER THE PAST THREE DECADES, HE HAS BEEN BUILDING THIS ALTERNATE UNIVERSE IN THIS EPIC STORY OF GOOD AND EVIL. SO YOU WILL SEE IN HIS LAYERING’S THEMES OF COMIC BOOKS AND ACTION FIGURES. YOU’LL SEE THINGS REMINISCENT OF CHILDHOOD BUT ALSO LARGER THINGS LIKE HISTORY PAINTINGS OR THE BIBLE ALSO COME INTO PLAY. YOU WILL ALSO SEE TORPEDO BOY WHICH IS A REOCCURRING CHARACTER THAT IS ALSO THE ARTIST’S DOPPELGANGER. SO THIS HEAVILY FLAWED COMIC BOOK LIKE CHARACTER WHOSE TRYING ALWAYS TO SAVE EVERYBODY BUT DUE TO HIS FLAWS IS ALWAYS HAVING A BIT OF A PROBLEM DOING SO. MM MM THE BAM SERIES IS SPECIFICALLY TALKING ABOUT POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST UNARMED BLACK AMERICANS. WHAT HAPPENS IS THE ARTIST HAS A COLLECTION OF AFRICAN RELICS. THESE RELICS ARE THEN DIPPED IN WAX UNTIL THEY ARE UNRECOGNIZABLE. HE THEN GOES TO A SHOOTING RANGE WHERE THE WORKS ARE SHOT AND ALSO DOCUMENTED TO BE FURTHER SCULPTED, SO TO SPEAK. AND THEN AFTER THIS, THEY ARE CAST INTO BRONZE. SO YOU CAN SEE THE BRONZE CASTING BUT SINCE THEY ARE DOCUMENTED WITH A HIGH SPEED CAMERA AT THE SHOOTING RANGE, YOU ALSO ARE, KIND OF, WITNESS AGAIN TO THIS HISTORY. HE — IT REALLY WANTS TO PLAY AND TALK ABOUT WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE BLACK IN AMERICA BOTH HISTORICALLY BUT ALSO TODAY. MM WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO HAVE KEHINDE WILEY FROM HIS JAMAICAN SERIES. THE ONE WE HAVE IS ACTUALLY A GENTLEMAN WHO ASSUMED THE POSE OF PRINCE ALBERT. MOST, ESPECIALLY FINE ART, COMES FROM A VERY WESTERNIZED TRADITION. AND IT WAS ALL ABOUT ROYALTY AND WHITE PEOPLE. YET MANY PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE ALSO PART OF HISTORY. AND THEY’RE, KIND OF, LAYING — THEY ARE IN THE BACKGROUND OR THEY’RE NOT DOCUMENTED. SO IF YOU’RE NOT BEING DOCUMENTED, THEN HOW IS YOUR HISTORY BEING RECOGNIZED?>>SO THIS IS THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF BLACK STUDIES AT DENISON UNIVERSITY. SO THIS EXHIBIT, HOW I INCORPORATE IT IN MY CLASS, WE’RE ACTUALLY LOOKING AT RACIAL JUSTICE, SOCIAL ACTIVISM, AND BLACK LOVE. AND LOOKING AT THE ART AND TALKING WITH — “SAY IT LOUD.” HOW DO WE SAY THOSE THINGS OUT LOUD AND OWN THOSE ELEMENTS OF RACIAL JUSTICE, SOCIAL ACTIVISM, AND BLACK LOVE?>>WITH THIS SPECIFIC EXHIBITION, IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND. AND IN THE WORDS OF TITUS KAPHAR, THAT WE HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO START TO REFRAME HISTORY AND MAYBE TAKE A SECOND LOOK ABOUT MAYBE WHAT WE — WHAT WE THINK WE’RE FAMILIAR WITH AND ALSO WHAT IS AVAILABLE TO US IF WE DIG A LITTLE DEEPER.>>EVERYONE IS SO EXCITED ABOUT THE EXHIBIT. THE FACT THAT AGAIN, IT CULMINATES WITH THE 50th ANNIVERSARY HERE OF BLACK STUDIES. SO IT’S LIKE A PERFECT PAIRING OF TWO WONDERFUL EXHIBITS OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BLACK IN AMERICA. MM MM>>”SAY IT LOUD” IS ON VIEW THROUGH MAY 31st AT THE DENISON MUSEUM IN GRANVILLE. CHECK OUT THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE TO LEARN MORE. MM LOCATED IN THE NORTH MARKET, COCO CAT BAKERY SPECIALIZES IN CHOCOLATES INFUSED WITH HERBS AND SPICES, RESULTING IN UNIQUE FLAVOR COMBINATIONS LIKE CARDAMOM AND ORANGE AND JAMAICAN CURRY. AND A PERCENTAGE OF THEIR PROCEEDS ARE DONATED TO LOCAL CHARITIES. OWNER MELISSA CAMP SHOWS US HOW SHE MAKES HER TREATS THAT ARE MADE OF SUGAR AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE. MM>>WE ARE INSIDE THE NORTH MARKET. WE’VE BEEN HERE FOR A LITTLE OVER TWO AND HALF MONTHS. MM COCO CAT WAS BORN OUT OF THE IDEA THAT WE WOULD BE RAISING MONEY TO HELP SPAY/NEUTER CATS IN AND AROUND OUR COMMUNITY. MM I LOVE TO PUT REALLY CRAZY SPICES AND HERBS INTO CHOCOLATE, THINGS THAT YOU WOULD NEVER EVER THINK WOULD GO WITH CHOCOLATE. MM NOW THESE ARE NOT YOUR NORMAL, ORDINARY STRAWBERRIES, BECAUSE THEY ARE DIPPED IN WHITE CHOCOLATE AND DARK CHOCOLATE. BUT THEN THEY’RE TOPPED WITH THINGS LIKE TOASTED COCONUT WITH JAMAICAN CURRY. WE HAVE FRESH ROSEMARY AND PISTACHIO ON TOP OF DARK CHOCOLATE. AND HIBISCUS AND CANDIED ORANGE CHOPPED UP AND PUT ONTO DARK CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY. WE ALSO HAVE OUR GINGER CARDAMOM LIME TRUFFLES. I KIND OF GO WITH THE FLAVORS THAT I REALLY LIKE, LIKE CURRIES AND PARTICULARLY HERBS. SO WE GROW A LOT OF OUR HERBS ON OUR FARM. BUT THEN WE ALSO HAVE A LOT OF OUR SPICE COMBINATIONS BLENDED OR PURCHASE THEM DIRECTLY FROM NORTH MARKET SPICES HERE IN THE MARKET. EVERYTHING IS VERY, VERY, VERY SMALL BATCH AND VERY HANDCRAFTED. SUCH ATTENTION TO DETAIL. MM MM ALL THE WAY TO OUR COCO KIDDY ITEMS LIKE LEGO BRICKS WITH JELLY BELLIES IN THEM AND LITTLE EMOJI POOPS.>>THESE ARE THE EMOJI POOPS, THE BIGGEST SELLER. THEY ARE MADE OF SOLID CHOCOLATES. MM MY NAME IS TOSH. AND I AM 9-YEARS-OLD. MM WELL, I TOLD MY MOM THAT NOT ALL KIDS LIKE HERBS AND SPICES IN THEIR CHOCOLATE. MM SO THEY ARE LEGO BRICKS FILLED WITH JELLY BEANS AND THEN JUST SOLID CHOCOLATE. MM AND THESE ARE THE LEGO BRICKS. MM>>COLUMBUS IS DEFINITELY READY FOR ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT COMBINATIONS. AND THEY’RE WILLING TO TRY THEM. AND THAT’S THE BIGGEST THING. ARE YOU WILLING TO TRY MY RECKLESS ABANDON AND KIND OF GO TO THE EDGE OF WHAT YOU REALLY THINK CHOCOLATE COULD BE AND SHOULD BE? A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST WANT PLAIN CHOCOLATE. WELL, WE DON’T DO THAT. MM>>YOU CAN KEEP UP WITH COCO CAT BAKERY BY GIVING THEM A FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM. MM OUR LOCAL-MUSIC SERIES CONTINUES TONIGHT WITH A PERFORMANCE BY OCTOBER EMBER. THEY ACHIEVE THEIR TRIPPY COOL, INDIE-LOUNGE SOUND WITH FUN INSTRUMENTS LIKE UKULELES, MELODICAS AND EVEN A VIBRAPHONE. AND THEY WRITE SONGS ABOUT THINGS LIKE SPACESHIPS, TORTILLAS, KINDNESS, AND IN THIS CASE WAVES. AND THEY’RE THE LATEST ACT TO PAY A VISIT TO THE WOSU STUDIO. MM MM M IF I WAS THE SUN ALONE IN THE SKY WITH DISTANT PLANETS M M FLOATING BY I WOULD YEARN FOR CONTACT THOUGH MY LIGHT M M WOULD BLIND THEIR EYES BUT THERE IS ONE GIFT I’D GIVE M M THAT MIGHT HELP THEM ALL TO LIVE MY PARTICLES M M OF PHOTONS MAY PROPAGATE THE SKIES I’D SEND THEM WAVES M M SEND THEM WAVES SEND THEM WAVES I’D SEND THEM WAVES M MM M IF I WAS THE OCEAN VAST AND DEEP BLUE I MAY NEVER RUN INTO YOU M M BUT MY RIPPLES YOU MIGHT FEEL AS YOU DIP IN A TOE M M OR TWO AND THE SAND ON THE LAND MAY BAND TOGETHER M M FORMING A CASTLE THAT WOULDN’T LAST WELL BUT AS YOU STROLL M M ON THE BEACH I MIGHT REACH YOU WITH MY LAPPING WAVES M M OF BLUE I’D SEND YOU WAVES SEND YOU WAVES M M SEND YOU WAVES I’D SEND YOU WAVES M MM MM MM M IF I WAS A CHILD SO QUITE BEGUILED ON MY FIRST BUS RIDE M M TO SCHOOL RUSTY LUNCHBOX AND FAVORITE SOCKS M M PULLED UP TO MY EARS I’D LOOK OUTSIDE THE WINDOW M M AT YOUR FACE DRIPPING WITH TEARS I’D REACH M M MY TINY HAND UP ASSUAGING ALL YOUR FEARS I’D SEND YOU WAVES M M SEND YOU WAVES SEND YOU WAVES I’D SEND YOU WAVES M M I’D SEND YOU WAVES SEND YOU WAVES SEND YOU WAVES M M I’D SEND YOU WAVES M MM MM MM>>YOU CAN CATCH OCTOBER EMBER LIVE IN CONCERT ON THURSDAY, MARCH 12th AT FILAMENT, AT THE VANDERELLI ROOM IN FRANKLINTON. THEY ALSO DO HOUSE CONCERTS. VISIT OCTOBEREMBER.COM FOR DETAILS. AND YOU CAN ALWAYS SEE MORE FROM THEIR VISIT TO OUR STUDIOS BY GOING TO WOSU.ORG/LOCALTUNES. MM FINALLY TONIGHT, A VISIT TO GAHANNA, WHERE ARTIST PATRICK WAYNER IS DECONSTRUCTING NATURE AND THEN RE-ASSEMBLING IT TO GIVE HIS SUBJECTS NEW LIFE. THIS IS LIKE A 21st-CENTURY VERSION OF TAXIDERMY. CHECK IT OUT.>>WHEN I FIRST BEGIN TO REALIZE THAT, YOU KNOW, MAYBE I COULD DO SOMETHING WITH THIS ART AND MAYBE I REALLY HAD A VOICE AND MAYBE I COULD REALLY GROW THIS INTO SOMETHING THAT — YOU KNOW I COULD SEE MYSELF DOING FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. I DID A LOT OF 2-D WORK THAT WAS MATTE PATTERN BASED. AND I GOT TO THE POINT WHERE IT JUST WASN’T EXCITING FOR ME ANYMORE. I REALLY WANTED TO START TO PUSH IT. I WANTED TO SEE WHAT I COULD DO. YOU KNOW, I’VE ALWAYS HAD A LOVE FOR SPIRIT ANIMALS AND TOTEMS. SO WHY NOT TURN THESE THINGS THAT ARE ALREADY BASICALLY MAPPED OUT FOR 3D PRODUCTS INTO THESE 3D PRODUCTS? AND IT’S BEEN FUN TO SEE THEM EVOLVE FROM THIS FLAT SURFACE TO WHAT NOW IS SOMETHING THAT HAS A PERSONALITY. AND IT’S A LITTLE DIFFERENT TAKE ON, YOU KNOW, TAXIDERMY, HAVING SOMETHING HANG ON YOUR WALL AND LOOKING BACK AT YOU. MM NORMALLY WHEN I START OFF A NEW PROJECT, I JUST START WITH A SIMPLE SKETCH. JUST A SIMPLE LINE DRAWING, YOU KNOW, PENCIL, PAPER. THIS KIND OF GIVES ME AN IDEA OF HOW I WANT THINGS TO BREAK DOWN. IT GIVES ME AN IDEA OF WHERE THINGS CAN BUILD UP AND THEN BE RECESSED. WHAT IT REALLY IS FOR ME IS A STARTING POINT. AND FROM THAT, I REALLY GET A FEEL OF HOW EVERYTHING’S GOING TO LOOK AND THE FINISHED PIECE ITSELF IS GOING TO FEEL. AFTER I’VE FINALIZED THE SKETCH AND GET IT TO WHERE I WANT IT TO BE AND I FEEL HAPPY WITH IT, I’LL TAKE IT UPSTAIRS. I’LL SCAN IT IN. AND THEN I’LL BLOW IT UP TO THE SIZE I WANT. I BRING IT BACK DOWNSTAIRS, DO A LITTLE CUT ON THEM AND THEN TAPE THEM TOGETHER. AND THEN THAT REALLY IS THE BASIS OF WHERE I START. LUCKILY, MY LOVELY WIFE HAD THE GREAT IDEA OF DOING THIS LEAFY SEA DRAGON WHICH REALLY SPOKE TO ME. I REALLY THOUGHT THAT I COULD REALLY PLAY WITH IT, REALLY BUILD IT UP, REALLY SHOWCASE WHAT I’VE BEEN TRYING TO DO LATELY. SO WHAT I REALLY TRY TO DO WITH THE FOUNDATION IS MAKE SOMETHING THAT’S GOING TO REALLY HELP ME BUILD UP AND BUILD OUT. BUT I WANT SOMETHING THAT’S STURDY AND THAT HAS SOME SUBSTANCE THAT I CAN PUT THESE OTHER PIECES ON SO THEY’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO BE STURDY. THIS PROCESS USUALLY INVOLVES, YOU KNOW, NEW WOOD, THREE QUARTERS INCH THICK. AND I USUALLY END UP ON THE SCROLL SAW OR THE BAND SAW CUTTING MOST OF THAT OUT. THIS REALLY FOR ME IS WHERE I START TO PUT THE PERSONAL FEEL INTO IT. YOU KNOW, I GREW UP DOWNSTAIRS IN THE BASEMENT NEXT TO MY DAD’S WORKSHOP. YOU KNOW, THE SMELL OF SAWDUST WAS ALWAYS IN THE AIR. IT REALLY FEELS LIKE HOME TO ME. IT REMINDS ME OF MY CHILDHOOD. YOU KNOW, THE CONSTANT HUM OF THE SCROLL SAW OR THE BAND SAW REALLY DOES MAKE YOU KIND OF WASH OUT. AND AS YOU’RE KIND OF MOVING IT ALONG AND FOLLOWING THIS PATH, AND AS CHILDISH AS IT SOUNDS, IT’S ALMOST LIKE DRIVING A CAR ON A REALLY WINDY ROAD. SO YOU’RE KIND OF ZONED OUT. AND YOU JUST REALLY GET INTO IT BECAUSE I KNOW LATER ON THERE’S GOING TO BE ALL THIS CHAOS. THERE’S ALL THESE PIECES THAT I HAVE CUT OUT. AND IT’S GOING TO BE A LITTLE HECTIC. BUT RIGHT NOW, IT’S JUST BUILDING THAT FOUNDATION AND REALLY STARTING TO GET THAT MODE, THAT FEELING, THAT FORM IN THERE. AND IT’S A REALLY CALMING PROCESS. [ SAW BUZZING ] SO I HAVE MY BASE. AND NOW I WANT TO BUILD ON TOP OF THAT. SO I GO BACK TO THAT CUT GUIDE THAT I ORIGINALLY HAD IN THE BEGINNING. AND I REALLY START HACKING AWAY, CHOPPING IT UP AND PULLING OUT THOSE LITTLE PIECES THAT I DID THE LINE WORK IN. SO AFTER I DO THAT PROCESS THEN IT’S REALLY KIND OF DECIDING ON, DO I WANT THIS TO BE NEW WOOD BECAUSE IT’LL BE PAINT LATER OR MAPS LATER OR DO I WANT TO DO RECLAIMED WOOD? IS THIS A PART WHERE TEXTURE WILL WORK VERY WELL? THAT GIVES IT A PERSONALITY. NOW I NEED TO GIVE IT SOME ATTITUDE, A MOOD. SO I REALLY KIND OF PICK MY COLOR SCHEME ACCORDINGLY. WITH THE LEAFY SEA DRAGON, I WANTED SOMETHING THAT WAS GOING TO READ “UNDERWATER.” I WAS GOING TO SOMETHING AQUAMARINE WITH A LITTLE BIT OF BROWN LEAFINESS IN THERE. SO WHAT I USED IS AEROSOL SPRAY PAINT AND THEN ACRYLIC. THE REASON I USE SPRAY PAINT IS IT REALLY GIVES IT A SOFT, TEXTURED LOOK. AND IT’S EASY TO PAINT ON TOP OF. AND I REALLY JUST LIKE THE FACT THAT I CAN GO AND GRAB A CAN OF THE COLOR I WANT, BE DONE AND KEEP MOVING ON. AS FAR AS THE OTHER PAINT, I JUST USE ACRYLIC. AND IT REALLY HELPS FRAME EACH PIECE. SO THIS IS WHEN I TURN THE MUSIC OFF. THIS IS WHEN I GET REAL QUIET. AND THEN I GET THE PAINT OUT AND I START, YOU KNOW, LINING EVERYTHING. AND MY GOAL IS TO FRAME EACH PIECE IN A WAY WHERE IT’S AN INDIVIDUAL CANVAS. SO THE PIECE AS A WHOLE IS 70-SOMETHING CANVASES PUT TOGETHER. SO WHEN I’M DOING THE LINE WORK, YOU KNOW, I’M KIND OF THINKING ABOUT MY PAST, MY FUTURE, MY WIFE, MY KIDS. YOU KNOW, WHAT I NEED TO MAKE FOR DINNER. SO ALL THAT STUFF IS GOING THROUGH ME, INTO THE PIECE. I THINK ME THINKING ABOUT MY PERSONAL ISSUES, MY PROBLEMS, MY HOPES, MY DREAMS, MY ASPIRATIONS IS SOMEHOW SEEPING INTO THAT LINE WORK IN THAT WOOD AND THEN TRANSFERRING INTO THE VIEWER. MM NOW IT’S TIME FOR CONSTRUCTION. AND THIS, FOR ME, IS THE MOST VULNERABLE PART. YOU’VE WORKED SO HARD. YOU’VE SPENT ALL THIS TIME MAKING ALL THESE INDIVIDUAL PIECES PERFECT AND THEN YOU HAVE TO HOPE THAT THEY GO TOGETHER. AND, AS I’VE LEARNED, BEST LAID PLANS GO OUT THE WINDOW REALLY QUICK IN THIS SCENARIO AND YOU HOPE FOR THE BEST. HOPEFULLY AT THIS POINT I HAVE MEASURED PROPERLY, I’VE CUT EVERYTHING AND SOMETIMES YOU DO HAVE THAT RANDOM PIECE, YOU KNOW, LIKE WHEN YOU GET YOUR IKEA FURNITURE AND YOU PUT IT TOGETHER AND YOU HAVE THAT ONE LAST PIECE THAT YOU HAVE LEFTOVER AND YOU’RE LIKE, “I DON’T KNOW WHERE THIS GOES.” SO, LIKE I SAID, NOTHING EVER WORKS TO PLAN BUT YOU KIND OF ROLL WITH IT AND THEN, AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT IS WHAT IT IS. MISTAKES HAPPEN AND THEY ALSO BECOME PART OF THE PIECE. MM SO, EVERYTHING’S CONSTRUCTED, PROTECTED, AND STILL MISSING SOMETHING. SO, THIS IS WHEN I GO FOR THE EYEBALLS. I HAVE A LITTLE CACHE, A LITTLE TIN THAT I OPEN AND FIND THE PERFECT PIECE. AND WHEN I PUT THAT IN, IT’S STARING BACK AT YOU. YOU FEEL ITS SOUL. YOU FEEL LIKE IT’S FINALLY COMPLETE AND THEN YOU STEP BACK, YOU TAKE A LOOK AT IT AND YOU SEE WHAT YOU STARTED WITH WITH THAT SIMPLE LINE DRAWING. IT’S AN AMAZING FEELING WHEN IT COMES OUT THE WAY YOU WANT IT. AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT IS VERY TRUE AND DEAR TO ME. IT’S VERY HARD TO SAY GOODBYE. EVERY PIECE I DO, I FALL IN LOVE WITH. EVERY PIECE I GIVE AWAY, I HATE SEEING IT GO. BUT I KNOW THAT IT’S MAKING SOMEBODY ELSE JUST AS HAPPY AS IT MADE ME AND THAT’S A VERY
GOOD FEELING. MM>>TO SEE MORE OF PATRICK’S WORK ONLINE, YOU CAN FIND HIM AT “PAINTED PATCH.” MEANWHILE, YOU CAN FIND ALL OF OUR STORIES ONLINE AT WOSU.ORG AND ON OUR FREE WOSU MOBILE APP. AND BE SURE TO GIVE US A FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM WHERE OUR HANDLE IS BROADANDHIGH. WE’RE LEAVING YOU TODAY WITH MORE MUSIC BY OCTOBER EMBER. FOR ALL OF US HERE AT WOSU, I’M KATE QUICKEL, AND THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. WE’LL SEE YOU BACK HERE NEXT WEEK! M THESE SHELLS DECAY AND WE TAKE FLIGHT ETERNAL SKY OUR SOULS REQUITE I’M NOT READY FOR THE END M MM MM>>SO, “ON BOARD(HERS)” IS A SERIES OF DANCE WORKSHOPS THAT TRY TO USE MOVEMENTS TO HELP FEMALE IMMIGRANTS TO COPE WITH THE TRAUMA THAT IS IMMIGRATION. I DECIDED TO CREATE A SPACE TO EXPAND THE CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A FEMALE IMMIGRANT. WHAT DO WE NEED, WHAT ARE THE DIFFICULTIES WE’RE GOING THROUGH, HOW IS GENDER AN EXTRA LAYER OF DISCRIMINATION AS A — IN THE WHOLE PROCESS OF IMMIGRATION. WE BASED OUR MOVEMENT FROM WRITING OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES, THE DIFFERENT LANGUAGES WE SPEAK.>>THE COLLECTIVE CHOREOGRAPHY IS BUILT, INSPIRED BY INDIVIDUAL MOVEMENTS THAT WE HAVE COME UP WITH DURING REHEARSALS.>>AND WHAT WE DO IS NOT REALLY DANCE IN A TRADITIONAL SENSE. IN THE SENSE IT’S NOT PART OF OUR PARTICULAR VOCABULARY, OR REPERTOIRE, OR TECHNIQUE. IT’S REALLY BASED ON IMPROVISATION. AND IT’S BASED ON CONTACT IMPROVISATION. SO, IT’S REALLY MORE MOVEMENT THAN DANCE IN A TRADITIONAL SENSE.>>FOR EXAMPLE, WE’LL TAKE ONE SENTENCE THAT MEANS A LOT FOR US AND THEN WITH THOSE SENTENCES WE WILL CREATE A MOVEMENT. FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE LAST — IN THE LAST OPENING REHEARSAL, WE HAD THIS MOVEMENT. THIS ONE. IT WAS JUST TO REPRESENT THE FINGERTIPS THAT YOU HAVE TO PUT EVERY TIME YOU PASS THE BORDER.>>TWO BEAUTIFUL WALLS, DIFFERENT WEIGHTS. ONE IS EXTREMELY HEAVY, MADE OUT OF WOOD. THE OTHER ONE IS VERY LIGHT, MADE OUT OF FOAM. AND WE’RE PLAYING WITH THEM. WHAT’S THE BURDEN OF AN ACTUAL WALL SYMBOLICALLY, BUT ALSO PLASTICALLY, YOU KNOW. IF WE ALL CARRY THE WALL, THEN IT’S WAY LESS HEAVY.>>MOST OF THE WOMEN, THEY ARE NOT DANCERS. AND THIS IS ACTUALLY VERY INTERESTING BECAUSE WHEN THEY PROPOSE A MOVEMENT, IT’S VERY TRUE. LIKE, THERE IS NO TEACHING BACKGROUND OR TRAINING BEHIND THIS MOVEMENT.>>I LOVE TO DANCE BECAUSE OF MY CULTURAL BACKGROUND. BUT, I’M NEW TO THIS DANCE THAT TELLS LIKE A STORY, LIKE WITH MOVEMENTS AND STUFF. I’M A FAST-PACED DANCER AND WE HAVE TO DO THESE, LIKE, REALLY SLOW MOVEMENTS AND, LIKE, A MODERATE PACE. BUT, SOMETIMES IT’S HARD FOR ME TO, LIKE, COMPETE WITH IT BECAUSE I REALLY, LIKE, LOVE TO MOVE TO THE BEAT.>>I HAVE A BACKGROUND IN CLASSICAL SOUTH INDIAN DANCE. THIS IS A VERY DIFFERENT KIND OF DANCE. BUT, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, DANCE IS LANGUAGE OF THE BODY. DANCE IS MOVEMENT. SO, IN THAT RESPECT IT’S BEEN FANTASTIC EXPLORING A DIFFERENT KIND OF DANCE, TO TELL A DIFFERENT KIND OF STORY.>>MOVEMENT, IT IS VERY, VERY POWERFUL. AND I’M ALSO IN A PROCESS WHERE I KIND OF LOSE INTEREST IN THE VERBAL COMMUNICATION. AND I FEEL LIKE NO MATTER WHAT THIS IS SAYING, WHAT THIS IS SAYING IS MUCH MORE EXPRESSIVE AND MORE HONEST IN A WAY. LIKE, YOU CAN’T HIDE ANYTHING UNLESS LIKE YOU STAND STILL. AND THAT EVEN SAYS SOMETHING. THAT YOU’RE HIDING SOMETHING.>>MOST OF THE DANCERS, THEY’RE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. SO, TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER, IT’S EASIER TO DANCE TOGETHER THAN MAYBE TO SPEAK. AND OF COURSE, LIKE, THE MOVEMENT, I THINK IT’S A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE. MM>>I SHOULD CHANGE MY NAME.>>THESE BORDERS THAT WE HAVE CREATED ARE ALSO BORDERS THAT WE CAN FLEX. AND THAT WOULD BE A BIG TAKE AWAY I THINK FROM THE DANCE AND FROM THE PROJECT. MM>>IT CREATES A NEW IMAGE OF WHAT WE LOOK LIKE OR WHAT WE SOUND LIKE. OR, WE ARE OFTEN, YOU KNOW, HEAR ONE SORT OF NARRATIVE IN THE MEDIA AND IN THE POLITICAL DISCOURSE RIGHT NOW. AND IT’S ALWAYS THE ONE FROM THE HOST COUNTRY HAVING THE OPINIONS ABOUT THE OTHER ONES. AND I WANT TO HAVE THESE OTHER ONES THAT ACTUALLY ARE IN THE HOST COUNTRY AND WHAT ARE THOSE STORIES, YOU KNOW? SO, IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT A MASS OF PEOPLE, IT’S ALSO ABOUT INDIVIDUALITIES WITHIN THE MASS.>>PRODUCTION OF “BROAD & HIGH” IS FUNDED IN PART BY THE GREATER COLUMBUS ARTS COUNCIL, SUPPORTING ARTS, ADVANCING CULTURE, AND CONNECTING THE COMMUNITY TO ARTISTS, EVENTS, AND CLASSES AT COLUMBUSMAKESART.COM. PNC. COMMITTED TO CENTRAL OHIO. FOR THE ACHIEVER IN YOU. FROM THESE CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS. AND VIEWERS LIKE YOU. THANK YOU!

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