For the Arts in Conversation podcast #2, I spoke with artists Lucy Steggals and George Moustakas about their collaborative and ongoing project The Saturday Museum.
Our conversation explores the spontaneous nature of their collaboration, the resourcefulness they need to make things happen (plus a bit of luck!), how they use Instagram as a communication tool via '#Flows' and the importance of remaining peripatetic and anti-institutional. The interview took place at Southbank Centre so please excuse the singing and rehearsals in the background!
Lucy Steggals lives and works in London. A true collaborator, she is committed to engaged practice and to the development of work that actively involves urban, social and cultural infrastructures. She is fascinated by the possibilities of creating work that subverts site and engages the public to create the work. Her sources range from found objects or images, the everyday and the playful, whether drawn from popular culture, souvenirs, everyday ephemera, history, mythology or the environment. The core of her work is collaborative, constructing environments and orchestrating situations where people can actively participate and interact.
George Moustakas is an artist and has also worked extensively as a theatre and production designer. Recent credits include 'Recent work by Artists' at Auto Italia South East, 'Burmese Days' at 59E59 Theatre in New York, ‘Auto Italia LIVE: Double Dip Concession' at the ICA and the ‘The Southall Story’ part of the Alchemy Festival at the Royal Festival Hall. He is also managing with Nick Hartwright a non profit guardian company for artists called Art Guard.
Art Guard is a not-for-profit property guardianship scheme that directly supports Londoners working in the arts. For more information check out their website: www.artguard.org