UNRELIABLE NARRATOR is a podcast which sits alongside the exhibition A FIRE IN MY BELLY at JSC Berlin. Hosted by Lisa Long and Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung, the podcast features interviews, conversations and poetry readings with the various artists, writers and interlocutors of A FIRE IN MY BELLY. The podcast extends upon the exhibition’s premise of how artists address the foundations and effects of systemic violence on bodies, and how these experiences are transformed into artistic gestures.
EPISODE 1: SOPHIA AL-MARIA
This episode of UNRELIABLE NARRATOR features Lisa Long in conversation with the artist Sophia Al-Maria, whose video work Beast Type Song (2019) is included in A FIRE IN MY BELLY. Here, Long and Al-Maria speak about the postcolonial resonances of Sycorax in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the potentials of overcoming speechlessness, and how the past can instruct a future that we cannot yet see.