This week on the show is artist Mary Mattingly. Mary’s work combines photography, sculpture, architecture and ecology to bring us visions of a post-apocaliptic future — as well as, most importantly, some ideas for how we might survive such a future, or avoid it all together. With works like her wearable homes and The Waterpod Project — a self-sufficient floating artist habitat built on a recycled barge —- Mary’s work offers imaginative and visually stunning experiments in living based on ideas of community, sustainability and individual freedom. Mary’s upcoming solo exhibition is called Mary Mattingly: House and Universe, and it opens at Robert Mann gallery on September 6th.
I visited Mary in her studio in Dumbo to talk about her work and her thoughts on utopia and the future of cities.
J. McVay presents his ‘Films of the Decade’ list. Plus some favorite 1st Person segments and BTR Live Studios performances. And we hear a couple of artists J interviewed earlier this year. | listen