Episode #03 of quarterly podcast Status Effect is now streaming on Soundcloud, as part of a programme commissioning new long form audio pieces by artists, curators, arts writers and arts workers, running from November, 2015 to late 2016.
Produced by Andrew Varano, episode three features Australian artist Hossein Ghaemi collaborating with his mother Nahid Ghaemi who hold a half-asleep abstract conversation, between broken Farsi and broken English, touching on the solar system, prophetic dreams and song. London-based writer Steph Kretowicz draws parallels between The Hunger Games film franchise, and neoliberal self-interests, in life and the art market in a piece read by Brad Phillips and produced by Kimmo Modig.
Berlin-based artist Max Grau speaks about working from bed and its connection to contemporary working conditions for artists, but also more personally to his experiences with depression. Finally, Penny Rafferty writes about mortality in connection with the representations and distribution of images of the digital self online.
Music interludes for this episode are provided by Perth-based artist and musician, Mei Saraswati.