Join us as we explore how to care, more creatively.
Multidisciplinary artist Nwando Ebizie presents a new five-part podcast reimagining care and healing through the lens of art, health and science. Each 45-minute episode includes conversations, artists’ works and healing experiences. The series explores what care means for our bodies, our families, our communities, the planet and our futures.
In mid-2020, responding to the COVID context in the UK, Wellcome Collection & BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art partnered with Reduced Listening to produce this new, limited podcast series – focused on acts and ideas of care in varied contexts.
Episode 1, The Mediated Body, considers the individual and physical experiences of health and illness within the body. Based on the idea of a series of concentric ‘rings’, subsequent episodes widen the lens, to focus on
- relationships between bodies (Episode 2, Distant Touch),
- community care (Episode 3, Connecting for Change),
- the natural environment (Episode 4, Earthly Perspectives) and finally,
- across time to consider our ancestors and the generations to come (Episode 5, Our Futures Past).
Each episode features an interdisciplinary conversation, an artist contribution (ranging from sound art, spoken word, fiction, and poetry), and a healing session – offered by a range of contributors to our listeners as a gesture of active care. Guests/contributors include community organiser Ted Kerr; neuroscientist Michael Banissy; artist duo Black Power Naps (Navild Acosta and Fannie Sosa); writer and academic Merlin Sheldrake; researcher and pleasure activist Ama Josephine Budge; and many more.
Curatorial team: Irene Aristizábal, Bryony Harris, Katie Hickman, Emily Holmes, Kieran Swann, Katharine Welsh, Emily Wiles.
Presented by Nwando Ebizie. Music by Nkisi. Sound by Axel Kacoutié.
For All I Care is a BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Wellcome Collection collaboration. Produced by Katherine Godfrey and Georgia Moodie, and executive produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.
Listen to the trailer: