Interno is a four-part podcast that profiles artists who are recalibrating their internal lives and perspectives of home, longing, and connection during the global pandemic. With conversations taking place between Australia, North America and Asia, Interno explores the ideas that amplify artistic value and social duty in times of flux. It also considers what a post-pandemic future may look like, so that we can continue to move together towards brightness. Created and hosted by Mariam Arcilla, Interno features conversations with Sari-Sari Studio, Sara Morawetz, Sezzo and Bianca Mavrick. The project is commissioned by the Institute of Modern Art in Australia as part of the Making Art Work initiative.
To listen to episodes or access transcripts or resources, visit makingart.work/projects/interno.
Interno | Ep1: Sari-Sari
In the first episode of Interno, Mariam Arcilla speaks with Gabriella Mozo, Mal Tayag, and Marielle Sales from Sari-Sari Studio, a New York based collective that supports Filipinx and BIPOC creatives and innovators. Conducted over Zoom between Sydney, New York and Canada, this group discussion explores creativity and connection during lockdown, shared cultural identities, and social justice activism.
In Interno episode 2, Mariam Arcilla speaks with Sezzo, whose practice investigates what it’s like to be a modern M?ori woman within club music and sociology. The conversation delves into BIPOC narratives in art and culture, viewing the Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN as a societal mirror; dealing with isolation mid-pandemic; and how cultural knowledge can be manifested through the dancing body. Sezzo also discusses her early days in the Brisbane dance scene, and why she turned her back on the DJ world to pursue a new life in South Korea.
In Interno episode 3, Mariam Arcilla dips into planetary science, shared labour, and elastic timelines with Sara Morawetz, a New Mexico-based Australian artist, investigator, and method maker who explores the emotional and psychogeographical forces behind scientific action and systems. Sara tells Mariam about her first-hand experience of coronavirus, the importance of allyship during and outside of unrestful times, and why university art degrees matter—as seen through her collaborative work with NASA and fellow artists.
For artists images and more information, access the Interno Info Pack.
Featured guests and episode release dates:
19 June: Sari-Sari Studio (New York, USA)
3 July: Sezzo (Dongtan, South Korea)
17 July: Sara Morawetz (Santa Fe, USA)
31 July: Bianca Mavrick (Brisbane, Australia)