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Welcome to In/Tension, a new art podcast presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. Tune in for a series of intimate, thought-provoking and inspiring conversations with some of Canada's most prominent visual artists.

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Episode 1

Ken Lum

Renowned Chinese-Canadian multimedia artist Ken Lum talks about his experience living and working in the US through the Trump era, his recent solo show Death and Furniture and his views on the Canadian art scene and cultural policy.

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Episode 2

Anique Jordan

Award-winning Canadian writer, curator and artist Anique Jordan discusses the impact of community on her work, touching on the concept of hauntology, as well as the triumphs and challenges of organizing a performance like The Feast.

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Episode 3

Anna Binta Diallo & Berirouche Feddal

In this French episode, multimedia artists Anna Binta Diallo and Berirouche Feddal get together with the host, Diane Gistal, to discuss their friendship, the concepts of memory and nostalgia, and the importance of archives in both of their artistic practices.

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Episode 4

Timothy Yanick Hunter

Toronto-based multimedia artist Timothy Yanick Hunter talks about the impact and inspiration that producers and DJs have on his practice, reflecting on his introduction to sampling and the rules inherent in appropriation and repurposing.

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Episode 5


British-born, Nigerian-Canadian artist Oluseye talks about the importance of his West African heritage in his multi-media projects and the significant role travel plays in his practice.

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Episode 6

Kosisochukwu Nnebe

Nigerian-Canadian installation and photography artist Kosisochukwu Nnebe shares when she first called herself an artist, her growing body of work, sources of motivation and the concept of opacity in relation to Black identity.

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Episode 7

Michaëlle Sergile & Leila Zelli

Visual artists Leila Zelli and Michaëlle Sergile engage in an exciting discussion around the potential of archives, the role of the artist as a historian, and the Montreal art scene at large.

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Episode 8

Raven Davis

Anishinaabe artist, curator, and educator Raven Davis discusses their artistic journey, connections between art and spirituality, and embracing the role of the activist-artist.

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Episode 9

Rajni Perera

Sri Lankan-born multimedia artist Rajni Perera delves into the importance of self-representation, how science fiction informs her practice of world-building, and what keeps her going through the many challenges of working as an artist today.

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Episode 10

Caroline Monnet & Léuli Eshrāghi

Multidisciplinary artists Caroline Monnet and Léuli Eshrāghi reflect on their respective creative practices, discussing the inherent potentials of art making.

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Episode 11

Sin Wai Kin

London-based non-binary multimedia artist Sin Wai Kin discusses speech acts and their power, using personal experience to communicate universal messages, and what inspired the artist to incorporate drag into their practice.

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Episode 12

June Clark

Esteemed visual artist June Clark shares the many aspects of her meditative practice, revealing what excites and concerns her most in modern art; and describes her upcoming exhibition Witness at The Power Plant.

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Hosted by writer, educator, and editor Neil Price along with consultant, cultural producer and curator Diane Gistal, In/Tension aims to shed light on the breadth of the Canadian contemporary art scene and provide a platform for diverse and artistic voices to dive deep into their creative intentions and the facets of their practice.

In/Tension features some of Canada’s most prominent and inspiring contemporary artists, including June Clark, Ken Lum, Anna Binta Diallo, Rajni Perera, Léuli Eshrāghi, and more esteemed visual artists working across a range of media. Of the 12 episodes, nine are hosted by Price in English, with the remaining episodes hosted by Gistal in French. The podcast was produced by team at editaudio.

New episodes are released bi-weekly on Tuesdays on all streaming platforms.

In/Tension podcast is based on a concept originated by independent curator Domique Fontaine, and Joséphine Denis, the former Power Plant TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow, 2021–23.

This project is supported by a Digital Now grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.
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Neil Price

Neil Price is a writer, educator, and editor. His writing on art, culture, and community has appeared in Ocula, NOW, Frieze, Momus, The Globe and Mail, BlackFlash, Hazlitt, and Canadian Art, among other publications. Neil leads 9 episodes in English.


Diane Gistal

Diane Gistal is a consultant, cultural producer, independent curator, and the founding director of Nigra Iuventa, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting contemporary Afro-descendant and African artistic scenes. Diane leads 3 episodes in French.

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