Arteetude Episode 178: Echoes from the Past - Paleolithic Symbols and their Influence on Contemporary Art

Season 1 | Episode 178
31m | May 21, 2023

Join us in Arteetude 178 as we delve into the fascinating world of Paleolithic symbols and their influence on contemporary art! 🎧🎨🏞️ We'll journey back in time, tracing the origin of symbols and understanding their importance to our ancestors. From the earliest known symbolic expressions found in caves 30,000 years ago to the intricate sand drawings of modern artist Jim Denevan 🌊, the nature-inspired installations of Andy Goldsworthy 🍂, and the earth-body works of Ana Mendieta 🌳, we will explore how these primitive symbols continue to shape our artistic landscape. Remember, art interpretation is subjective and can differ greatly among individuals. Let's appreciate together how the distant past still informs and influences our contemporary artistic expression. Don't miss this episode! 🌟🔍🎙️

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ArTEEtude is a podcast created and produced by Detlef Schlich that explores the intersection of art, digital culture, and true stories in West Cork. Schlich, a multi-disciplinary artist, operates his podcast with a cross-sectoral approach, believing that a visual artist should think beyond being just an antagonist and instead strive to be a protagonist. Through this podcast, he dives into the unknown depths of the creative mind to uncover new perspectives and ideas.

Detlef Schlich is a podcaster, visual artist, filmmaker, ritual designer, and media archaeologist based in West Cork. He is recognized for his seminal work, including a scholarly examination of the intersections between shamanism, art, and digital culture, as well as his acclaimed video installation, Transodin's Tragedy. He primarily works in performance, photography, painting, sound, installations, and film. In his work, he reflects on the human condition and uses the digital shaman's methodology as an alter ego to create artwork. His media archaeology is a conceptual and practical exercise in uncovering the unique aesthetic, cultural and political aspects of media in culture.


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