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Broken Boxes Podcast

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Broken Boxes Podcast
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Ginger Dunnill

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Broken Boxes Podcast centers Indigenous artists, activist focused artists, Queer/Trans/NonBinary artists, women identifying artists, artists of color and mixed/lost/stolen heritage artists. This project does not support or promote any one human experience above of or instead of any other, and the approach is to engage in alliance through sharing experience of the artist's process, unfolding all the layers it takes to make each artist a unique creative force. Focusing on the complexity of existence as the beauty of existence, this project explores the points of intersection we all share as intricate human beings and humbly strives to find viable approaches to move forward and see each other in ways that may promote safe space, healing and solidarity.

Latest Episodes

Artists Christine Howard Sandoval and Cannupa Hanska Luger live stream at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new exhibit: Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection

This episode of Broken Boxes Podcast presents a live stream recording by artists Christine Howard Sandoval and Cannupa Hanska Luger as they visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new exhibit: Art of Native America, The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection on October 7th, 2018. The two artists engaged in a live stream critique and shared the experience on social media as it was unfolding. Onsite at the Met the two artists were joined by the guest curators from the Nelson Atkins Museum Gaylord Torrence and Marjorie Alexander along with the Met's director of public programs Mari Robles. In reflecting on the experience in her social media post about the experience, Christine Howard Sandoval explains, “The museum mobilized responsively and the conversation about how the museum is FOR THE FIRST TIME starting to engage with Indigenous art is raw and honest. They have so much work to do as the major museum of art in the country!” Broken Boxes would like to acknowledge this is an audio r...

71 MIN2018 OCT 23
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Artists Christine Howard Sandoval and Cannupa Hanska Luger live stream at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new exhibit: Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection

Indigenous Queer Resilience Through R.I.S.E. Fellowships

EIn this episode BBP sits down with R.I.S.E. founder/director Demian DinéYazhi´to find out exactly what is was like to launch R.I.S.E.Fellowship, the first of its kind, which centers Indigenous Queer, Gender Gradient/Non-Conforming, Trans, and/or Two Spirit artists and poets. We talk about the many reasons for creating this fellowship through R.I.S.E. and go into the process of putting out the call, reviewing applicants and long term community relationships with all artists and poets who applied, including but not limited to the recipients.We also get into conversation with R.I.S.E. Fellowship lead recipient artist Katherine Paul / Black Belt Eagle Scout (Swinomish Indian Tribal Community / Iñupiat NANA Shareholder), and additional R.I.S.E.Fellowship recipients Whess Harman (Lake Babine Nation)and fabian romero (Purepecha)who all share about their practices and explain what it means to them to have been selected as a 2018 R.I.S.E. Fellow. R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & ...

106 MIN2018 AUG 4
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Indigenous Queer Resilience Through R.I.S.E. Fellowships

Episode 75: Patricia Vázquez Gómez

EIn this episode we speak to multi-disciplinary and social practice artist Patricia Vázquez Gómez. Patricia breaks down how she uses art as a tool for investigation and to create situations which uncover tensions between visibility and invisibility. She reflects on her relationships with various resistance movements in Mexico and how she strives to remainaccountable as she walks into a movement or resistance situation as an artist, navigatingthe work and privilege of the role in artist as'activist'. Patricia alsotouches on her relationship to her queer identity, indigenous sexuality, along with the the importance of artistsethics, political awareness, and how critical it is to be accountable to what is driving you as an artist. "I think that when we are doing work about other people's trauma, we have to be very careful about how we are doing that... I don't think we should not do the work, but I think there are ways in which we can do this type of work that is responsible and sensi...

70 MIN2018 MAY 22
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Episode 75: Patricia Vázquez Gómez

Episode 74: Queer Nature, Dear Patriarchy Series

Queer Nature is a Colorado-based project that creates a decolonially-informed queer futurism through earth-based skills. Queer Nature recognizes that many people, including LGBTQ2+ people and womxn, have historically not had easy access to the culture of outdoor recreation on Turtle Island. Pursuits like hunting, fishing, camping, and tactical or survival skills have been very difficult to access or relate to for anyone who didn't grow up hunting, in Boy Scouts, or in the military. Additionally, LGBTQ2+ community has historically formed in urban America—in places like bars and clubs—the wilderness has not necessarily been a welcoming place for us. To create a space for women and LGBTQ2+ people to access their natural human right to these skills is a revolutionary act in today's world. This program envisions and implements ecological relationship as a vital and often overlooked part of the healing and wholing of populations who have been systemically silenced and marginalized, such...

74 MIN2018 APR 3
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Episode 74: Queer Nature, Dear Patriarchy Series

Dear Patriarchy Patriarchy Ep.2 R.I.S.E. Fellowship Application

EIn this episode of the Dear Patriarchy series we hear from collaborator, artist and activist Demian DinéYazhi' about the intention and motivation for the currently open $1,000 unrestricted Artist Fellowship for an Indigenous Queer, Gender Gradient/Non-Conforming, Trans, and Two-Spirit artist or poet. A fellowship presented by R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment, an autonomous, self-funded artist/activist initiative. To APPLY: Email burymyart@gmail.com for inquiry and to receive a link to the application. The R.I.S.E. Fellowship application is due March 9th 11:59pm PST Eligibility: 18 years or older on March 9th, 2018. Affiliated with an Indigenous tribe and dedicated to an Indigenous community. More about R.I.S.E.: R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment is an Indigenous led artist/activist initiative amplifying Indigenous Queer, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming/Gradient, Two-Spirit, and Matriarchal voices that challenge and actively decolonize heteropat...

24 MIN2018 FEB 26
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Dear Patriarchy Patriarchy Ep.2 R.I.S.E. Fellowship Application

Episode 72. Sharita Towne

EAs an artist, Sharita Towne’s interests lie in unpacking the inherited struggles of past burdens and in affording collective catharsis. Through collaboration, stereo-photography, printmaking, video, and community art projects, she’s worked at memorials in Germany; in the Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria; Brazil; in gentrifying cities like Portland, Oregon and New Orleans; in schools, museums, and neighborhoods, and within her own family. She received a BFA from UC Berkeley and an MFA from Portland State University. She currently teaches at Pacific Northwest College of Art, works in the DIY printmaking and audiovisual collective URe:AD Press (United Re:Public of the African Diaspora), the post-colonial conceptual karaoke band Weird Allan Kaprow, and is a 2016 Art Matters grant recipient.

64 MIN2018 FEB 1
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Episode 72. Sharita Towne

Episode 71. bart fitzgerald

Ebart fitzgerald’s work explores black sociality, religion and queerness through a lens of liberation theology as base ideology for radical living. they make work as an visual artist, writer, lecturer and curator of vibrant life for black folks in Portland, OR. Their work has been presented at Reed College, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland African American Leadership Forum, Black Lives Matter: Portland and The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA). They have received commissions and funding from c3:initiative, The Regional Arts & Culture Council, The Urban League of Portland, and numerous local and national organizations. Most recently, they were selected as a recipient of the Ford Family Foundation’s Golden Spot Award that is granted in connection with an artist residency at Caldera Arts Center in Sisters, OR.

64 MIN2017 DEC 27
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Episode 71. bart fitzgerald

Series Launch: Dear Patriarchy,

EWe are very excited to present the first episode of the Dear PatriarchyPodcast Series, hosted by Broken Boxes Podcastin collaboration with Indigenous Goddess Gang. The first episode of this series features a conversation on the topic of patriarchy with artist and radical indigenous queer powerhouseDemian DinéYazhi’. We are also very grateful to announce that Demian DinéYazhi’ will be a regular contributor to the Dear Patriarchyproject, sharing imagery and/or writings each month created through R.I.S.E.:Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowermentwhich is an Indigenous founded artist/activist initiative dedicated to the education, dissemination, & evolution of Indigenous art & culture+++ "Indigenous Goddess Gang is a space intended for INDIGENOUS people. We've had our land taken from us, we've had our cultures taken from us, we've had our languages taken from us. This is a step towards reclaiming our knowledge, identity and medicine. This site is not intended for exploiting or app...

44 MIN2017 DEC 18
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Series Launch: Dear Patriarchy,

Cooper Lee Bombardier: Queer/Trans lit

ECooper Lee Bombardier is a writer and visual artist originally from the South Shore of Boston. He has been a construction worker, a cook, a carpenter, a union stagehand, a bouncer, a welder, a shop steward, a dishwasher, a truck driver, and a housepainter, among other things, for a paycheck. His writing appears in many publications and anthologies, such as The Kenyon Review, CutBank, Nailed Magazine, and The Rumpus; and recently in the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology The Remedy–Essays on Queer Health Issues, (ed. Zena Sharman) and Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Speculative Fiction From Transgender Writers, (eds. Cat Fitzpatrick and Casey Plett). The Huffington Post named him as one of “10 Transgender Artists Who Are Changing The Landscape Of Contemporary Art.” His visual art was recently curated in an exhibition called “Intersectionality” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, and hung recently in shows at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, NM, the National Queer Arts Festival in...

58 MIN2017 NOV 19
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Cooper Lee Bombardier: Queer/Trans lit

Episode 68. Israel Francisco Haros Lopez

EArtist and Poet Israel Francisco Haros Lopez was born in East Los Angeles to immigrant parents of Mexican descent. Israel brings his firsthand knowledge of the realities of migration, U.S. border policies, and life as a Mexican American to his work, addressing a multitude of historical and spiritual layered realities of border politics, identity politics, and the re-interpretation of histories.

91 MIN2017 OCT 29
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Episode 68. Israel Francisco Haros Lopez

Latest Episodes

Artists Christine Howard Sandoval and Cannupa Hanska Luger live stream at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new exhibit: Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection

This episode of Broken Boxes Podcast presents a live stream recording by artists Christine Howard Sandoval and Cannupa Hanska Luger as they visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new exhibit: Art of Native America, The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection on October 7th, 2018. The two artists engaged in a live stream critique and shared the experience on social media as it was unfolding. Onsite at the Met the two artists were joined by the guest curators from the Nelson Atkins Museum Gaylord Torrence and Marjorie Alexander along with the Met's director of public programs Mari Robles. In reflecting on the experience in her social media post about the experience, Christine Howard Sandoval explains, “The museum mobilized responsively and the conversation about how the museum is FOR THE FIRST TIME starting to engage with Indigenous art is raw and honest. They have so much work to do as the major museum of art in the country!” Broken Boxes would like to acknowledge this is an audio r...

71 MIN2018 OCT 23
Comments
Artists Christine Howard Sandoval and Cannupa Hanska Luger live stream at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new exhibit: Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection

Indigenous Queer Resilience Through R.I.S.E. Fellowships

EIn this episode BBP sits down with R.I.S.E. founder/director Demian DinéYazhi´to find out exactly what is was like to launch R.I.S.E.Fellowship, the first of its kind, which centers Indigenous Queer, Gender Gradient/Non-Conforming, Trans, and/or Two Spirit artists and poets. We talk about the many reasons for creating this fellowship through R.I.S.E. and go into the process of putting out the call, reviewing applicants and long term community relationships with all artists and poets who applied, including but not limited to the recipients.We also get into conversation with R.I.S.E. Fellowship lead recipient artist Katherine Paul / Black Belt Eagle Scout (Swinomish Indian Tribal Community / Iñupiat NANA Shareholder), and additional R.I.S.E.Fellowship recipients Whess Harman (Lake Babine Nation)and fabian romero (Purepecha)who all share about their practices and explain what it means to them to have been selected as a 2018 R.I.S.E. Fellow. R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & ...

106 MIN2018 AUG 4
Comments
Indigenous Queer Resilience Through R.I.S.E. Fellowships

Episode 75: Patricia Vázquez Gómez

EIn this episode we speak to multi-disciplinary and social practice artist Patricia Vázquez Gómez. Patricia breaks down how she uses art as a tool for investigation and to create situations which uncover tensions between visibility and invisibility. She reflects on her relationships with various resistance movements in Mexico and how she strives to remainaccountable as she walks into a movement or resistance situation as an artist, navigatingthe work and privilege of the role in artist as'activist'. Patricia alsotouches on her relationship to her queer identity, indigenous sexuality, along with the the importance of artistsethics, political awareness, and how critical it is to be accountable to what is driving you as an artist. "I think that when we are doing work about other people's trauma, we have to be very careful about how we are doing that... I don't think we should not do the work, but I think there are ways in which we can do this type of work that is responsible and sensi...

70 MIN2018 MAY 22
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Episode 75: Patricia Vázquez Gómez

Episode 74: Queer Nature, Dear Patriarchy Series

Queer Nature is a Colorado-based project that creates a decolonially-informed queer futurism through earth-based skills. Queer Nature recognizes that many people, including LGBTQ2+ people and womxn, have historically not had easy access to the culture of outdoor recreation on Turtle Island. Pursuits like hunting, fishing, camping, and tactical or survival skills have been very difficult to access or relate to for anyone who didn't grow up hunting, in Boy Scouts, or in the military. Additionally, LGBTQ2+ community has historically formed in urban America—in places like bars and clubs—the wilderness has not necessarily been a welcoming place for us. To create a space for women and LGBTQ2+ people to access their natural human right to these skills is a revolutionary act in today's world. This program envisions and implements ecological relationship as a vital and often overlooked part of the healing and wholing of populations who have been systemically silenced and marginalized, such...

74 MIN2018 APR 3
Comments
Episode 74: Queer Nature, Dear Patriarchy Series

Dear Patriarchy Patriarchy Ep.2 R.I.S.E. Fellowship Application

EIn this episode of the Dear Patriarchy series we hear from collaborator, artist and activist Demian DinéYazhi' about the intention and motivation for the currently open $1,000 unrestricted Artist Fellowship for an Indigenous Queer, Gender Gradient/Non-Conforming, Trans, and Two-Spirit artist or poet. A fellowship presented by R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment, an autonomous, self-funded artist/activist initiative. To APPLY: Email burymyart@gmail.com for inquiry and to receive a link to the application. The R.I.S.E. Fellowship application is due March 9th 11:59pm PST Eligibility: 18 years or older on March 9th, 2018. Affiliated with an Indigenous tribe and dedicated to an Indigenous community. More about R.I.S.E.: R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment is an Indigenous led artist/activist initiative amplifying Indigenous Queer, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming/Gradient, Two-Spirit, and Matriarchal voices that challenge and actively decolonize heteropat...

24 MIN2018 FEB 26
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Dear Patriarchy Patriarchy Ep.2 R.I.S.E. Fellowship Application

Episode 72. Sharita Towne

EAs an artist, Sharita Towne’s interests lie in unpacking the inherited struggles of past burdens and in affording collective catharsis. Through collaboration, stereo-photography, printmaking, video, and community art projects, she’s worked at memorials in Germany; in the Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria; Brazil; in gentrifying cities like Portland, Oregon and New Orleans; in schools, museums, and neighborhoods, and within her own family. She received a BFA from UC Berkeley and an MFA from Portland State University. She currently teaches at Pacific Northwest College of Art, works in the DIY printmaking and audiovisual collective URe:AD Press (United Re:Public of the African Diaspora), the post-colonial conceptual karaoke band Weird Allan Kaprow, and is a 2016 Art Matters grant recipient.

64 MIN2018 FEB 1
Comments
Episode 72. Sharita Towne

Episode 71. bart fitzgerald

Ebart fitzgerald’s work explores black sociality, religion and queerness through a lens of liberation theology as base ideology for radical living. they make work as an visual artist, writer, lecturer and curator of vibrant life for black folks in Portland, OR. Their work has been presented at Reed College, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland African American Leadership Forum, Black Lives Matter: Portland and The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA). They have received commissions and funding from c3:initiative, The Regional Arts & Culture Council, The Urban League of Portland, and numerous local and national organizations. Most recently, they were selected as a recipient of the Ford Family Foundation’s Golden Spot Award that is granted in connection with an artist residency at Caldera Arts Center in Sisters, OR.

64 MIN2017 DEC 27
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Episode 71. bart fitzgerald

Series Launch: Dear Patriarchy,

EWe are very excited to present the first episode of the Dear PatriarchyPodcast Series, hosted by Broken Boxes Podcastin collaboration with Indigenous Goddess Gang. The first episode of this series features a conversation on the topic of patriarchy with artist and radical indigenous queer powerhouseDemian DinéYazhi’. We are also very grateful to announce that Demian DinéYazhi’ will be a regular contributor to the Dear Patriarchyproject, sharing imagery and/or writings each month created through R.I.S.E.:Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowermentwhich is an Indigenous founded artist/activist initiative dedicated to the education, dissemination, & evolution of Indigenous art & culture+++ "Indigenous Goddess Gang is a space intended for INDIGENOUS people. We've had our land taken from us, we've had our cultures taken from us, we've had our languages taken from us. This is a step towards reclaiming our knowledge, identity and medicine. This site is not intended for exploiting or app...

44 MIN2017 DEC 18
Comments
Series Launch: Dear Patriarchy,

Cooper Lee Bombardier: Queer/Trans lit

ECooper Lee Bombardier is a writer and visual artist originally from the South Shore of Boston. He has been a construction worker, a cook, a carpenter, a union stagehand, a bouncer, a welder, a shop steward, a dishwasher, a truck driver, and a housepainter, among other things, for a paycheck. His writing appears in many publications and anthologies, such as The Kenyon Review, CutBank, Nailed Magazine, and The Rumpus; and recently in the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology The Remedy–Essays on Queer Health Issues, (ed. Zena Sharman) and Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Speculative Fiction From Transgender Writers, (eds. Cat Fitzpatrick and Casey Plett). The Huffington Post named him as one of “10 Transgender Artists Who Are Changing The Landscape Of Contemporary Art.” His visual art was recently curated in an exhibition called “Intersectionality” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, and hung recently in shows at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, NM, the National Queer Arts Festival in...

58 MIN2017 NOV 19
Comments
Cooper Lee Bombardier: Queer/Trans lit

Episode 68. Israel Francisco Haros Lopez

EArtist and Poet Israel Francisco Haros Lopez was born in East Los Angeles to immigrant parents of Mexican descent. Israel brings his firsthand knowledge of the realities of migration, U.S. border policies, and life as a Mexican American to his work, addressing a multitude of historical and spiritual layered realities of border politics, identity politics, and the re-interpretation of histories.

91 MIN2017 OCT 29
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Episode 68. Israel Francisco Haros Lopez