Episode #02 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, the series explores how social and collective environments are composed and navigated through topics surrounding “subjectivity, reprioritising, diplomatic protocol, social anxiety, visibility and the possibility for care and empathy”.
In episode two, Berlin-based artist Hannah Black speaks about the potential for the freedom of children and Sophie Cassar writes on illness and the visibility of sick girls, and women online and in popular culture. Amy Hickman discusses the loss of the future and the spectrality of the present moment as characterised by photography and digital practices, while Tim Woodward takes a recent Skype interview as a departure point to explore the standardised, yet awkward and disembodied exchanges which the video chat and voice call service produces.
Music for this episode is provided by Tourist Kid.