# 1339 Claiming Body

 

The female form is a glorious thing.  This episode we want to share stories about the female form as art, canvas, biology and sex.

 

Claiming Body

Megan Oliver is a tattoo artist at one of the leading tattoo studio’s in the country.  She has over 20 years of experience in Australia and overseas.  Megan shares her story of how she got started in the industry, what she loves about tattooing and where the industry is going.

Producer:  Merran Winchester

Music Credits:  Obat Batuk- Defence Mechanism by Paperbag Muzic, God Save the Queen by The Sex Pistols

 

Naked

How we see ourselves is not necessarily how others see us.  Merran Winchester decided to confront some of the beliefs she held about her body by getting naked.  Through life drawing she discovered a new way to see and be seen.

Producer:  Merran Winchester

Music Credits: Les Sons et Les Parfums Tournet Dans L’Air du Soir by Debussy

 

Vagina Soit

Vagina’s are still a bit taboo.  But that didn’t stop Sydney University student newspaper Honi Soit, challenging public perception by photographing vagina’s and putting them on the front cover.  This sparked debate about censorship, the diversity of women’s bodies and the possibility of a  non-sexualised body.

Producer:  Avani Dias

Music Credits: The days have turned by Jonti feat. The Stepkids & Illa J, Come Save Me (Andrew Weatherall Remix) by Jagwar Ma’Void’ by Seekae

 

Celebration by Edwina Blush

Edwina Blush is a poet, singer, lyricist and performer that confronts big issues with a light, artistic touch.

* This version of Celebration was recorded at the Wordy Bordello in the Rocks in Sydney as part of the Word Travels Festival 2013.

Other links:  www.edwinablush.com

 

Picture Credit: Tattooed Women Wallpaper

Music Credits:  Bachelorlette by Tori Amos

 

Executive Producer’s: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Feature’s Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester

 

# 1338 Spring Break

 

Spring Break never looked so good!  Tropical paradise, steaming jungles, volcanoes, desire, lust & love.

 

Island Love

Can fantasy’s ever live up to reality?  Will that dream island holiday produce that dreamy island lover?

Giordana Caputo teamed up with Writer Christopher Allery to capture some of the moments they shared on their ‘fantasy island’ getaway in Vanuatu earlier this year.  They drank too much rum and found many adventures but, it didn’t quite live up to it’s expectations in the romance department.  Join them  for Island Love.

Producer:  Giordana Caputo

Writer:  Christopher Allery

Voice Actors: Jason Hood & Fiona Pepper

Sound Designer:  Andrew McLellan

Music Credits:  Non, je ne regrette rein by Edith Piaf, Return Of The Mack by Mark Morrison, Tropical Hawaiian Day by Ka’au Crater Boys

 

Love in Borneo

Writer, ecologist and storyteller Andrew Last shared his story of love in the Borneo jungle at Yarn; Stories Spun in Brisbane, a live storytelling  event held in Brisbane.  Romeo and Juliet has nothing on this love story!

Storyteller:  Andrew Last

Technical Producer:  James Douglas

Other links:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yarn-stories-spun-in-Brisbane/224872800936734

 

Music Credits:  This must be Hawaiian Love by Sir Augustus Holmes

 

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Production Manager: Carly-Ann Keneally

Feature’s Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester

# 1337 The Art of Sound

 

This week we take you into the world of artists who use sound as their medium.

 

Shifting Reality

Francisco Lopez is one of the world’s leading Sound Artists.  He has been creating art for over 30 years.  His background in Biology and Ecology has taken him all over the world for research projects.  During this time, in these naturally rich environments he’s captured sound.  These natural sounds are then layered into incredibly complex works to transport the listener to an alternate reality.  All the Best caught up with Francisco Lopez during his recent visit to Australia, to find out more about his work and his passion for sound.

Producer:  Merran Winchester

Music Credits:  Toothless by Jai Pyne, Belle Confusion by Francisco Lopez, Addy en el Pais de Las Frutas y Los Chunches by Francisco Lopez, Wasps by Francisco Lopez, Colourless by Jai Pyne

Other links:  www.franciscolopez.net

 

Memory Lane

The laneway’s of The Rocks in Sydney is where past meets present.  Old buildings and architecture, rich with history, are a gateway to the past and to the first Europeans who settled on the site.  All the Best took a trip down memory lane with the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority to find out about some of the sins, virtues and characters of the old city.

Producer:  Merran Winchester

Music Credits:  Original Composition by John Bellamy, Extracts from Convict Theatre (Produced by Merran Winchester)

 

History Books by Luka Lesson

Luka Lesson is both a Hip-hop artist and performance poet and is one of those rare talents that can successfully traverse the complex landscape of both traditions.  He shares his take on Australian history.

 

The Pliable Ones by Ursula Rucker

Ursula Rucker is a leading international Spoken Word artist with a unique and creative voice, bringing poetry, music, rhythm and beats together to tell moving stories.

 

 

Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Feature’s Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester

# 1336 Glory Box

 

When you hear ‘Glory Box’ what do you think of? 

Come with us to explore alternatives to the traditional interpretation of  ‘Glory Box’.

 

Three Men & Two Boxes

Did you think glory boxes had gone out of fashion?  Did you think they were a thing of the past?

Traditionally glory boxes were used by women to collect things that they could then take with them into marriage.  But, it’s not just women who have glory boxes.

Producer:  Zacha Rosen

Music Credits:  El Microfono by Mexican Institute of Sound, The Mycroft Suite by Hans Zimmer, Up the Spout by Mateo Messina, Nakolela Cherie by Okapi Guitars,

 

Ashes to Ashes

Have you thought about what you want to happen to your body when you die?  Do you want to be buried or cremated?  Do you have any religious beliefs or rituals?  Or would you like to light up the sky while your loved ones  watch on?  This story looks at an alternative to the traditional methods of burial and saying goodbye.

Producer:  Natalie Penova

Music Credits: Harumi Accordian by Harumi Accordian, Velastrisx-Ambient Loading Screen Music_3 by Erokia, Elementary Wave 11 by Erokia

 

Time by Ursula Rucker

Ursula Rucker is a spoken word artist from the United States, who combines music, poetry, language, philosophy and beats to create original, powerful and moving work.

 

Music Credit:  Bachelorette by Tori Amos
Picture Credit:  Daisuke Tomiyasu

Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Feature’s Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester