Episode 21 of Radio Tenthaus focuses on Tenthaus’ collaboration with Pablo Helguera in 2018.
This episode begins with a short conversation with Helen Eriksen of Tenthaus introducing Pablo and telling us how the collaboration came about, followed by a recording from the archive of Pablo Helguera in conversation at Tenthaus.
Later in the episode, we hear from Luca Mereu who was a participant in the workshop for Teatro del Incomprendido (Theater of the Misunderstood). Mereu reads the text he wrote as part of the workshop and discusses with Nikhil his experience of the project.
This week’s episode concludes with a recording from a trip with students of Hersleb High School to the Høstutstillingen at Kunstnernes Hus, with an introduction from Ebba Moi.
Throughout the live episode, a selection of protests songs were selected by Tenthaus to play on air. A playlist of songs selected by Pablo Helguera was also featured, which you can listen to here.
PABLO HELGUERA (b. 1971, Mexico City) is an interdisciplinary artist working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, socially engaged art and performance. Helguera’s work focuses on a variety of topics ranging from history, pedagogy, sociolinguistics, ethnography, memory and the absurd, in formats that are widely varied including the lecture, museum display strategies, musical and theatrical performances, and written fiction. Helguera’s work as an educator has usually intersected his interest as an artist, making his work often reflect on issues of interpretation, dialogue, and the role of contemporary culture in a global reality. This intersection is best exemplified in his project, The School of Panamerican Unrest, a nomadic think-tank that physically crossed the continent by car from Anchorage, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, making 40 stops in between. Covering almost 20,000 miles, it is considered one of the most extensive public art projects on record as well as a pioneering work for the new generation of artworks regarded under the area of socially engaged art.