Parties are curated environments where fantasies can come to life. They can be spaces of joy and indulgence, spaces to connect and step into alternate realities, or sometimes even spaces of harassment.
What makes a good party? How do hosts shape fun and safe party environments? How are identities celebrated and shared in these spaces? How does art contribute to a club experience? What politics reveal themselves on the dance floor? And what systems of care and connection do we find when we zoom into crowds in the club?
In this BARTALK #21 podcast episode Philip Vermeulen discusses how party experiences influenced his work, getting high without drugs, and how he brings the club to the art world and vice versa.
The first episode of BARTALK #21 will be released on 12 March. Free to listen from wherever you are quarantined! They will air on Anchor FM, iTunes Podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify, and a few other platforms.