378: Canada Week: Brendan Tang on his Joss paper sculptures

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Brendan Tang. As a Gen X artist, he describes himself as being from the remix generation using the concept of hybridity to blend historical influences with current technology in his multimedia sculptures. In our interview we talk about the Joss paper tradition and his recent exhibition “Reluctant Offerings,” which features a full-scale Ford F-150 made from watercolor paper and wood that is a burnt offering to ancestors. We also discuss blending Ming Dynasty forms and mechanical techno-pop elements in his much-acclaimed ceramic series Manga Ormulu. Brendan is based in Vancouver, BC where he teaches at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. To see examples of his work visit www.brendantang.com.   This interview is part of Canada Week, highlighting Canadian makers in the run up to the Ceramic Congress. Canada is the host country for this international online conference, which is happening May 27th- 31st. You can register for the five-day conference for only $10 at www.ceramic.school/the-ceramics-congress.   Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, it’s May, which means we are celebrating the 9th birthday of the podcast. To help celebrate I’m asking you to contribute $9 to support this season of the show. You can get involved by making a donation through the Pay Pal donation portal at www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/donate or you can make a monthly pledge at patreon.com/redclayrambler. If you join Patreon today you can access perks like t-shirts, water bottles, and other podcast swag, as well as having access to the Patreon exclusive Tales from the Vault podcast, which features remastered episodes that are no longer available on major podcast apps. Thanks for listening and being part of the Red Clay Rambler community! With your support I can keep this show rolling into its 10th season.

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