Ey Up Live with Bryony Bond

In this first attempt at a live audience recording made upon my return to Leeds, and to resuming the podcast at The Tetley, I speak with their artistic director Bryony Bond about how the podcast has been going and what I’ve learnt from it. All while essentially trying to ignore the presence of the audience who had kindly attended. It became more of a performance work than I would have predicted – an odder situation than might be obvious from the recording itself in which I’ve also tried my best to remove their sonic presence. Made it feel more like an artwork at least.

More importantly, however, we were able to learn about Bryony’s artistic origins, her thoughts on curating, working with artists, really, really liking exhibitions, the first ever project she worked on now being re-shown as part of Mark Dion’s current exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, shaping an organisation, institutional personability, and we generally realise our approaches and intentions are not too dissimilar. 

Also realised something I should have done at the event itself is to massively thank Bryony, Georgia, and everyone at The Tetley for letting me record the podcast there and for all their wonderful support – thank you!