Out There Atlanta: Interview with Jonathan Bouknight

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Episode 62: Lilly Lampe interviews Atlanta artist Jonathan Bouknight.  This year Bouknight ends his tenure at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Studio Program. Over the five years that he’s been at the Contemporary, his work has evolved from photography into video work, with some painting on the side. Check out the podcast to hear about his practice, and some of his biggest works and exhibitions from the past few years. Topics include: Using friends and family in your work, balancing attention spans and the concept in video art, the Whitney Biennial, Susan Sontag, and Jonathan’s favorite studio visitor ever.

Photo of Jonathan Bouknight by Stephanie Pharr.
 

Audio: Click the player above to listen to Lampe’s conversation with Jonathan Bouknight, or download the MP3.

Jonathan Bouknight, Nails & Buttons, 2011, video still from digital video, length: 23min, looped, image courtesy of the artist.

 

Jonathan Bouknight, Forever Young, 2010-2011, video still from digital video, length: 7min 30 sec, looped, image courtesy of the artist.

BURNAWAY Radio now sponsors Out There Atlanta, by Lilly LampeOut There Atlanta is a podcast and online platform for interviews with artists. The intention to create a archive of conversational interviews with artists in Atlanta, or with an Atlanta connection. These conversations are informal and conducted in the spirit of a coffee meet-up. Out There Atlanta fills the gap between formal studio visits and event-related coverage and exists as a place for a more relaxed and personal dialogue, allowing artists to get a little more “out there” with the online audience. 

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