ARTSpeak Special: Behind the Scenes at FLUX Night

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Stefani Byrd and Wes Eastin, TROLL, 2012, interactive digital traffic message board installation. Photo by Dylan York.

The four recordings below are only a sample of the interviews that BURNAWAY Magazine recorded at FLUX Night, the annual festival of contemporary art in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill. Special thanks go to AM1690 and Jenny Ament for their invaluable help, and to everyone who visited that evening at our On Air booth on Nelson Street!

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Louis Corrigan: In our first interview among many, Jeremy Abernathy asks Louis Corrigan, founder of Flux Projects, for an overview of the event and its context within Atlanta and beyond. Corrigan shares his anticipation and describes what’s changed since last year. Click the player above to listen to the interview, or download the MP3.

Emily Kempf: Claire Maxwell interviews Emily Kempf, formerly of the local band Back Pockets, about her performance for the midnight after-party. Click the player above to listen to the interview, or download the MP3.

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Turn the Page: Jeremy Abernathy chats with two behind-the-scenes talents, costume designer Evan Ayotte and sound designer Paul Kayhart, about their contributions to Turn the Page, a multi-part street performance by choreographer Nicole Livieratos. Click the player above to listen to the interview, or download the MP3.

TROLL: As a counterpoint to our more straightforward interviews, Steve Albertson’s chat with Wes Eastin and Rueben Medina takes a comedic turn. (Please note that Medina is speaking in character as a “troll,” and the adult language in this recording is made purely in jest.) Wes Eastin and Stefani Byrd are the creators of TROLL, an installation inspired by the anonymous, obnoxious behavior often found on the internet. Click the player above to listen to the interview, or download the MP3.


We were unable to include every conversation recorded by our team, so we apologize to everyone who was left out here. Gene Kansas is posting some of his interviews at Sidewalk Radio’s website, including his chat with the Krewe of Grateful Gluttons and Michael Tavani of Scoutmob.