From the vault: Matt Kalasky on Artblog Radio

Curious about who's editing artblog this month? Meet Matt Kalasky, one of the minds behind The Nicola Midnight St. Claire. Matt is a Tyler graduate who's influenced by sci-fi and fantasy. We interviewed him in 2012. Listen to his chat with Libby and Roberta below!

Matt Kalasky, speaking with us Oct. 17, 2012.

Matt Kalasky spoke with us Oct. 17, 2012 about his role as one of the founding editors of the new online arts journal, the The Nicola Midnight St. Claire (now temporarily called “The New, New Masses”–you can hear about that on their website). We also wanted to hear about his art, which takes the form of performance and video, often involving a large dose of science fiction or fantasy. Matt graduated from Tyler with an MFA in sculpture in 2011 and even while a student, he was in group exhibits in many venues in Philadelphia, including Vox VI, the Bambi Biennial, and one of Rebekah Templeton’s MFA round-ups. His art is influenced by science fiction and fantasy movies. His final project in grad school was a multimedia performance called The Last Symposium, in which the subject was the end of the world–we hear about that in this podcast as well.

This episode is edited by Peter Crimmins. The music is by Eric Biondo. The slide show is edited by Artblog Intern Alison McMenamin. Thanks to the Knight Foundation for helping us get the ball rolling on this project. Thanks also to J-Lab‘s Enterprise Reporting Fund and William Penn Foundation for additional support and to our partner WHYY NewsWorks for their ongoing support. You can listen to Artblog Radio on Apple and Spotify.