We are pulling the social revolution leaver tonight because Adelaide artist, Nick Leaver, has an exhibition at Hughes Gallery, Fullarton, at the moment, entitled, Social Revolution. It is a body of thought-provoking work about society and social media, partly inspired by the mood and events surrounding Donald Trump’s pathway to the presidency.
.This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is a 2015 GSM from Beresford Wines
News of a start-up to help integrate refugee and migrant women into our community.
Nigel will try to stump us, virtually, with IS IT NEWS on the topic of art.
In 100 Weeks Ago we hear from Alison Kershaw who was gearing up for the Adelaide Maker Faire. She and Nigel rant about over-protective parenting in this snippet, all based on wrong ideas about danger in society, due to mass media hype.
And in the musical pilgrimage … we have a song that cuts straight to the topic of social media and real life, by David Robinson.
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Running Sheet: Pulling the Social Revolution Leaver
|Are you prepared for a blackout?|
|Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.|
|00:02:47||SA Drink Of The Week
|Beresford Wines 2015 McLaren Vale GSM … tasting notes|
|00:07:07||Stories Without Notice
My niece, Lauren Bonnet, is one of the prime movers behind a great start up in Adelaide. From Found is a not-for-profit fashion social enterprise that encompasses style and quality with ethics and sustainability. They will be producing clothing for people like Steve and Nigel, you know, the trendsetters and groovers who move ahead of the fashion game with conscious steps!
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Between now and May 28, Hughes Gallery at the Fullarton Park Community Centre in Adelaide is home to an exhibition by Nick Leaver, entitled. Social Revolution. In the pieces I’ve seen so far, Nick uses a simple style of words against images to shift context and land home some content that requires much pondering. Tonight, we have enticed him to embrace the digital tools he critiques by joining us to explore his ideas through the social medium of podcasting.
Nick’s GAF Facebook Group
Nick, have we just had a social revolution, are we in one, or do we need one?
There is a piece with the picture of a sad man, with the caption, I am responsible for the violence I don’t see. Are we really? Can we be? Surely we have the option of pushing the guilt leaver to both ends of the spectrum, with very sound arguments.
Will the right people get the message?
Who are those right people?
Ned Kelly imagery?
Has art ever changed anything?
Dr Jane Goodall was on our show in episode 42 and argued that meditating on the world’s woes can paralyse us. Better to start on your patch of turf and work out.
|01:16:05||Is It News?
Nigel challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.
Chronicle April 1940
News July 1945
News October 1950
|01:30:30||100 Weeks Ago
|In 100 Weeks Ago we hear from Alison Kershaw who was gearing up for the Adelaide Maker Faire. She and Nigel rant about over-protective parenting in this snippet, all based on wrong ideas about danger in society, due to mass media hype.|
|01:36:32|| Musical Pilgrimage
|And our song this week is Shining Light by David Robinson, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond.|
|When you marinated your olives … gnocchi balls … are you not drinking? … tequila in the olives|
Here is this week’s preview video:
SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from freesfx.co.uk for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.