The Belgo Report » Podcast http://www.thebelgoreport.com News and reviews of art exhibitions in the Belgo Building Fri, 15 Jan 2016 19:12:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.9 The Belgo Report Podcast – Episode 10 | Contemplations: Sovereignty, Portraiture, and Nature http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2014/03/the-belgo-report-podcast-episode-10-contemplations-sovereignty-portraiture-and-nature/ http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2014/03/the-belgo-report-podcast-episode-10-contemplations-sovereignty-portraiture-and-nature/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 01:42:02 +0000 http://www.thebelgoreport.com/?p=4685 The Belgo Report Podcast

In this episode of the Belgo Report we capture inner monologues, explore quiet spaces in nature, and we contemplate ideas surrounding sovereignty. Host Bettina Forget chats with photographer Marisa Portolese about her exhibition Belle du Jour at Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, and how she captures her model’s inner landscape.
In her interview with curator Cheyanne Turions, Bettina and Cheyanne discuss the exhibition A Problem So Big It Needs Other People at SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, which unites the talents of five First Nations artists. The central theme of the show is sovereignty, a concept which has been the topic of study at SBC for the last two years.
Last, but by no means least, is Bettina’s chat with Montreal artist Christian Knudsen, who stepped into the role of curator for the exhibition Nature at Galerie Nicolas Robert. We talk about walks in Montreal’s Botanical Garden, hand-tinted Japanese prints, and how Christian got the largest skylight in Quebec.

This month’s playlist
Anitek, Disconcert
Adela, Ora Chi Tornu
music from the musical Transmigrations
Miyata Kohachiro, Honshirabe
John Coltrane Quartet, Lonnie’s Lament

Useful links
Marisa Portolese
Galerie Lilian Rodriguez
Cheyanne Turions
SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art
Christian Knudsen
Galerie Nicolas Robert

How to listen
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The Belgo Report Podcast – Episode 9: Ticking Clocks and Toxic Beauty http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2014/02/the-belgo-report-podcast-episode-9-ticking-clocks-and-toxic-beauty/ http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2014/02/the-belgo-report-podcast-episode-9-ticking-clocks-and-toxic-beauty/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:03:21 +0000 http://www.thebelgoreport.com/?p=4621 The Belgo Report podcast

In this episode of the Belgo Report podcast we’re talking about ticking clocks and toxic flora. Host Bettina Forget sits down with François LeTourneux, associate curator at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and its man in charge of exhibiting one of the most iconic works of contemporary art: Christian Marclay‘s The Clock. François and Bettina discuss Marclay’s roots in sound art, his masterful music and video remixes, and the best ways to watch The Clock.
Montreal artist Natalie Reis talks to Bettina about her current show titled Compendium, featuring toxic floral bouquets, deconstructed bodies, and the taboos associated with motherhood – and breast milk. Natalie’s most recent body of work critically examines the role of women, motherhood, and femininity.

This month’s playlist:
Christian Marclay‘s apprearance on the TV show Night Music, October 1989
Tracy Bonham, Mother Mother
Christian Marclay, The Clock, 2010 (excerpt)
Christian Marclay, Telephones, 1995 (excerpt)
Christian Marclay, Video Quartet, 2002 (excerpt)
Christian Marclay, Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, 1997
Christian Marclay, Pandora’s Box, from ‘Records 1981-1989′

Useful links:
Galerie Trois Points website
Natalie Reis website
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal website

How to listen
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The Belgo Report Podcast – Episode 8: Starlight, Polaroids, and Time http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/12/the-belgo-report-podcast-episode-8-starlight-polaroids-and-time/ http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/12/the-belgo-report-podcast-episode-8-starlight-polaroids-and-time/#comments Sun, 15 Dec 2013 21:09:00 +0000 http://www.thebelgoreport.com/?p=4537 The Belgo Report Podcast Episode 8

In this episode of the Belgo Report we’re talking about light, time, polaroids, and contemporary alchemy. Host Bettina Forget and Montreal artist Fiona Annis discuss dead stars, pre-film photographic techniques (which require some solid knowledge of chemistry), and how Fiona uses her art to bridge the past and the present. Much like Fiona Annis, Anthony Vrakotas also investigates how echoes of the past invade today’s technology. Anthony uses expired polaroid film to capture the elusive memories of his childhood. His exhibition titled An Instant used to be Three Minutes Long refers to the time it takes to develop a Polaroid image – a process that seemed magically instant not too long ago.

This episode features an eclectic collection of space-inspired music:
Space Lion – 4 Hero by  The Seatbelts
We Who Are Not As Others by Jazzanova
Protostar – Antares (Alpha Scorpii) by GV Sound
Supernova Sonata by Alex Parker
Hymne an die Nacht by A. M. Mahler, performed by Maude Paradis (mezzo soprano) and Clark Schaufele (piano)

How to listen
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Happy listening!

Useful links:
Galerie Lilian Rodriguez
Fiona Annis website
Mésures Celestes concert featuring Maude Paradis and Clark Schaufele [Vimeo]
Supernova Sonata video by Alex Parker
Galerie Nicolas Robert
Anthony Vrakotas website


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The Belgo Report Podcast – Episode 7: The Mois de la Photo à Montréal 2013 http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/09/the-belgo-report-podcast-episode-7-the-mois-de-la-photo-a-montreal-2013/ http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/09/the-belgo-report-podcast-episode-7-the-mois-de-la-photo-a-montreal-2013/#comments Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:35:40 +0000 http://www.thebelgoreport.com/?p=4408 The Belgo Report podcast

This episode of The Belgo Report focuses on the photography biennale Mois de la Photo à Montréal. Host Bettina Forget talks to the biennale’s curator Paul Wombell about the theme “Drone – The Automated Image” and the idea of photography without a photographer. In the second half of the program Bettina talks to artists Véronique Ducharme and Cheryl Sourkes; both are showing their work at Galerie B-312 as part of the Mois de la Photo programming. Find out about hunter’s cameras capturing deer at night and webcams capturing people in the nude in this episode’s investigation of automated photography.

The music this month is by Bersarin Quartett, which is not, as the name would suggest, a quartet, but just one talented guy in Berlin called Thomas Bücker.

How to listen
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Happy listening!

Useful links:
The Mois de la Photo à Montréal
Galerie B-312
Véronique Ducharme
Cheryl Sourkes
Bersarin Quartett


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The Belgo Report Podcast – Episode 6: The Q&A Edition http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/08/the-belgo-report-podcast-episode-6-the-qa-edition/ http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/08/the-belgo-report-podcast-episode-6-the-qa-edition/#comments Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:21:04 +0000 http://www.thebelgoreport.com/?p=4349 The Belgo Report podcast

The latest episode of The Belgo Report podcast is now online!

This is our first Q & A edition of the Belgo Report. Host Bettina Forget chats with Rhonda Meier about the role of the curator, history buff Guy Rogers explains where the Belgo building got its name, and André Laroche has a few tips about vernissages and how to get the most out of your gallery visit.

How to listen
You can stream the podcast right on The Belgo Report’s website by clicking on the grey play button in the right sidebar.
You can also stream the podcast or download it from the Belgo Report’s page on the No More Radio website. [click here]
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Happy listening!

Useful link
Galerie Laroche/Joncas – www.larochejoncas.com

 


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The Belgo Report Podcast – Episode 5: Highways, Concrete, and Art http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/07/the-belgo-report-podcast-episode-5-highways-concrete-art/ http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/07/the-belgo-report-podcast-episode-5-highways-concrete-art/#comments Sat, 20 Jul 2013 14:24:14 +0000 http://www.thebelgoreport.com/?p=4317 Michel Martino - Turcot

The latest episode of The Belgo Report podcast is now online!
Host Bettina Forget chats with Montreal artist Michel Martino about his fascination with the Turcot interchange, a crumbling concrete behemoth despised by most Montrealers but, according to Michel, one of the city’s most beautiful pieces of architecture. Horrid highway or underappreciated urban icon? You decide.And, as per usual, at the end of the hour Bettina has a few recommendations of exhibitions you should check out in the galleries Belgo building.Music for this episode is, fittingly, Autobahn by Kraftwerk (taken from the original 22-minute version).

How to listen
You can stream the podcast right on The Belgo Report’s website by clicking on the grey play button in the right sidebar.
You can also stream the podcast or download it from the Belgo Report’s page on the No More Radio website. [click here]
Or you can subscribe to The Belgo Report podcast on iTunes. [click here]
Happy listening!Useful link
Webpage of Michel Martino’s exhibition Turcot at Visual Voice Gallery
Michel Martino – TURCOT

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The Belgo Report Podcast – Episode 4: Contemporary Printmaking http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/06/the-belgo-report-podcast-episode-4-contemporary-printmaking/ http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/06/the-belgo-report-podcast-episode-4-contemporary-printmaking/#comments Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:20:20 +0000 http://www.thebelgoreport.com/?p=4197 The Belgo Report Podcast - Episode 4

The latest episode of The Belgo Report podcast is now online!

This episode of The Belgo Report is all about contemporary printmaking. Host Bettina Forget chats with artists Leslie Mutchler and Jason Urban, both in Montreal for a visit from Austin, Texas. Leslie transforms printmaking into an artform which includes sculpture, design, and audience participation, as demonstrated by her exhibition TrendFactory Mtl at Arprim. Her husband Jason is best known for his popular blog Printeresting.org which tracks what’s hot and new in contemporary print art. Bettina also sits down with Caroline Cloutier, the programming director of Arprim, to discuss how their mandate has evolved from promoting traditional printmaking to hosting cutting-edge art shows.

And, as per usual, at the end of the hour Bettina has a few recommendations of exhibitions you should check out in the galleries Belgo building. This month she recommends Chacun montre à chacun at Galerie Trois Points, Y aller par quatre chemins at Galerie Roger Bellemare and Galerie Christian Lambert, and Landings at SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Music by the very talented Maz – visit his BandCamp page to listen to (or, ideally buy) his debut album.

How to listen
You can stream the podcast right on The Belgo Report’s website by clicking on the grey play button in the right sidebar.
You can also stream the podcast or download it from the Belgo Report’s page on the No More Radio website. [click here]
Or you can subscribe to The Belgo Report podcast on iTunes. [click here]
Happy listening!

Episode 4 – Useful links
Arprim (Regroupement pour la promotion de l’art imprimé) www.arprim.org
Leslie Mutchler’s TrendFactory Tumblr trendfactory2012.tumblr.com
Leslie Mutchler’s website www.lesliemutchler.com
Jason Urban’s project Printeresting www.printeresting.org
Jason Urban’s website www.jasonurban.com

 


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Episode 3 of The Belgo Report Podcast – Atypical Bodies and 3D Printing http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/05/episode-3-of-the-belgo-report-podcast-atypical-bodies-and-3d-printing/ http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/05/episode-3-of-the-belgo-report-podcast-atypical-bodies-and-3d-printing/#comments Mon, 13 May 2013 12:44:00 +0000 http://www.thebelgoreport.com/?p=4097 Belgo Report Podcast - Fred Laforge

This episode of the Belgo Report host Bettina Forget interviews Montreal artist Fred Laforge, and then takes us on a visit to 3D printing studio Robocut.
Fred Laforge’s work focuses on atypical bodies – his drawings and sculptures feature people with Down Syndrome, obese women, and women with an overabundance of hair. Bettina and Fred discuss the concepts of beauty and ugliness, and the assumed interdependence of beauty and morality.
One of the things that intrigued Bettina about this artist’s work is his use of 3D printing technology. So, she took the Belgo Report on a field trip to visit the digital fabrication studio Robocut in Montreal’s Plateau. Bettina sat down with Philippe Savard, the technical director of Robocut, to find out what artists need to know if they are thinking about delving into the world of 3D printing.
And, as per usual, at the end of the hour Bettina has a few recommendations of exhibitions you should check out in the galleries Belgo building.

You can listen and download the podcast directly from the show’s webpage on the No More Radio site, or play it by clicking on the stream link in the right sidebar.


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Episode 2 of The Belgo Report Podcast – A Female Perspective http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/04/episode-2-of-the-belgo-report-podcast-a-female-perspective/ http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/04/episode-2-of-the-belgo-report-podcast-a-female-perspective/#comments Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:06:42 +0000 http://www.thebelgoreport.com/?p=3978 The Belgo Report Podcast

The latest episode of the Belgo Report podcast is now online! In the first half of the hour host Bettina Forget sits down with Montreal artist Melanie Matthews to chat about her recent work (which includes a giant vulva coloring book), and in the second half of this episode Noémi McComber talks about her current show of video works at Optica, and explains why she is being pummeled with expired groceries.

You can listen and download the podcast directly from the show’s webpage on the No More Radio site, or play it by clicking on the stream link in the right sidebar.


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The Belgo Report Goes On Air With No More Radio http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/04/the-belgo-report-no-more-radio/ http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/04/the-belgo-report-no-more-radio/#comments Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:10:48 +0000 http://www.thebelgoreport.com/?p=3920 The Belgo Report

We’re going on air! I have teamed up with the podcast network No More Radio to produce and host a monthly one-hour talk show about visual arts in and around the Belgo building. Titled (no surprise) The Belgo Report, the podcast won’t replicate this website in any way, but rather serve as a supplement. Every month I’ll sit down with the artists, gallerists, and curators who bring their amazing talent to the building. Aside from the interviews I’ll also recommend a few exhibitions you should see in the building, and I’ll play a few tunes.

For the very first episode of The Belgo Report we are exploring the building itself.
We’ll start by flipping back the calendar about about a hundred years and track the Belgo’s transformation from a mundane commercial building into the epicenter of contemporary art that it is today. Building technician Gordon Clarke, who has been working in the Belgo for the last 30 years, talks about the time when the artists started to move in.
Later in the hour I sit down with artists and gallery owners Chih-Chien Wang and Josée Pedneault from Les Territoires to talk about the gallery’s mandate and many projects, as well as their own creative work, and finally Jennifer Hamilton gives us a tour of her tiny artist’s studio and chats about how her spiritual practices are influencing her paintings.

The music throughout the podcast is by Snarky Puppy.

You can listen and download the podcast directly from the show’s webpage on the No More Radio site, or play it by clicking on the stream link in the right sidebar.

From now on The Belgo Report will air every second weekend of the month, so mark your calendars for Episode 2 on April 13th.
Happy listening!


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