Good Point Podcast

Jeremy Bailey & Rafaël Rozendaal

An imperfect podcast about art, technology and culture by Rafael Rozendaal and Jeremy Bailey.

All Episodes

Jesper Nørbæk writes: Hi Rafael and Jeremy, To answer your question from the podcast: Please don't be more "professional", it’s impossible to concentrate on what a polished voice is actually saying. And you are definitely not talking too much about NFTs given how big of a shift it is. My question is about piles of files: How do you keep track of your piles of files and compare the versions of a time based work when it develops? With stills I have no challenge since it is easy to open 5 different instances and compare them, but with a time based work it quickly gets complicated. So have you come up with any strategies for managing versions of time based work? What strategies, systems, naming schemes or organizing principles have you found helpful? Rafael once mentioned that a new work he shared actually was a 6 year old sketch, which makes me think, how the hell do you find a 6 year old sketch in your piles of files? I have attached a field recording of trying to help a fly escape through a window. Thanks for doing the podcast, it has helped me a lot! Jesper https://soundcloud.com/codewalk

Nov 29

1 hr

This week we talk about (mis)management. And check out this great podcast hosted by Ben Fino-Radin: Art & Obsolescence https://www.artandobsolescence.com/

Nov 25

1 hr 8 min

My question is about creating a narrative around your work/personality. How have your opinions changed throughout your career. Do you think it's important to form a broader overarching story around the delivery of your work or is it more useful for the narrative to create itself as a side-effect of making the work? Tom Johnson www.tomjohnsonart.co.uk

Nov 18

1 hr 11 min

this week... META verse

Nov 10

1 hr 12 min

Will Apple release the computer we want?

Oct 18

1 hr 10 min

This week Alessandro Ferraro asks: "Can you talk about abstraction?" https://infomus.academia.edu/AlessandroFerraro And a field recording from Jay Gilligan https://www.instagram.com/instantjuggler/

Oct 12

1 hr 7 min

This week we discuss the work-from-home situation and our future plans

Oct 5

1 hr 9 min

This week a question from Jesper Nørbæk: How do you know when to stop? About Jesper: I'm an artist working with sound. I make music in Code Walk and I make performances with custom generative music software. I live in Copenhagen. https://soundcloud.com/codewalk and a field recording from our nr 1 supporter: Ben Fino-Radin of Small Data Industries. https://smalldata.industries/

Sep 14

1 hr 6 min

This week we talk about the unstoppable growth of big tech Field recording by MOMO https://momoshowpalace.com/

Aug 6

59 min 31 sec

This week Sofie Ringstad asks: "How do you store your digital archive?" www.sofieringstad.no & A field recording from Graham Gnall www.gnall.co

Jul 20

48 min 45 sec

Museums & NFTs...

Jul 16

55 min 39 sec

This week Karen Darricades asks: What about URLs? (domain names) past present & future karen darricades www.instagram.com/nevergalready Host of the #WeMakeMedia podcast Head of Arts and Culture for Creative Commons Canada Artistic Director, Never Gallery Ready www.nevergalleryready.com

Jun 27

1 hr 5 min

This week Erik Åberg asks: History? Art History? Personal history? How does it influence your work? http://erikaberg.com/projects/ Sponsored by https://affinetuning.com/

Jun 14

1 hr 4 min

Mike Calvert asks: Can you talk about longterm sustained focus? https://www.instagram.com/mikebcalvert/

Jun 9

1 hr 7 min

Intton Godelg asks: Writer's block: Is it real? How do you deal with it? www.instagram.com/intton

Jun 1

1 hr 7 min

Hi Jeremy ! Hi Rafael! I am Victor Leleca, half-Belgian-half-Moldovian painter based in London. My question is do you make art for an audience? And the subquestion: Do you think dominant distribution platforms (such as social media or marketplaces) are steering the audience away from connoisseurship towards fandom? I am not sure if I am doing art for anybody, but my most rewarding audience moment was IRL, when a small child stood about 5 minutes in front of my painting, amused and mesmerised. Lots of Love from rainy London, Victor Leleca

May 11

1 hr 15 min

This week's question by Isabella Rozendaal: Reality... can an artist observe and participate at the same time? Isabella Rozendaal is a photographer and writer who explores the space between documentary and art. Her photography focuses on pets, hunting, and vacation. http://isabellarozendaal.com/

May 3

1 hr 12 min

This week Mitchel Leestemaker asks a question about friendships. https://www.instagram.com/leedvermaak

Apr 27

1 hr 4 min

This week Joel Fox asks about self promotion https://www.instagram.com/joeldepartment/?hl=en

Apr 11

1 hr 11 min

This week... 3 listener questions from: Hans Verhaegen https://hansup.be/ Petra van Dorpe https://shoetuning.be/ Piotr Urbiec http://urbaniec.pl

Apr 4

1 hr 6 min

we talk about NFT's again

Mar 29

1 hr 25 min

This week Ryan Stec asks: What are interesting ways to have public conversations about art? https://www.instagram.com/artengine/ http://wordpress.artengine.ca/

Mar 15

1 hr 11 min

This week William Luz asks "Do you have to make sacrifices in your life to be an artist?" https://williamluz.co.uk/

Mar 7

1 hr 6 min

We discuss NFT... is it cool? is it here to stay?

Feb 28

1 hr 14 min

A question about names & naming, from Nels Nelson, an American urban planner living in Amsterdam, he/him. http://nels.city/ - https://twitter.com/nelszzp

Feb 14

1 hr 6 min

This week Lisa Brörmann asks: How do you decide what to eat? https://www.anamericaninsweden.com

Feb 12

1 hr 11 min

This week Katsuki Nogami asks: "How do you sell media art installations?" https://www.elektramontreal.ca/katsuki-nogami https://katsukinogami.co/

Feb 1

1 hr 12 min

Art Schools: what would we do? question by Hans Verhaegen https://www.hansup.be/

Jan 24

1 hr 4 min

This week's question comes from John G Hampton John G. Hampton is a curator and artist currently living in Treaty 4 territory, Saskatchewan. He is the Director of Programs at the MacKenzie Art Gallery and Adjunct Curator at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. https://jghampton.com/ https://mackenzie.art/

Jan 17

1 hr 15 min

This week we talk about Time Management (a question by Intton Godelg)

Jan 14

1 hr 18 min

Kajillionaire is a 2020 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Miranda July. The film stars Evan Rachel Wood, Debra Winger and Richard Jenkins as members of a close-knit petty crime family whose relationship becomes frayed when a stranger played by Gina Rodriguez joins their schemes.

Jan 3

1 hr 6 min

We ramble through 2020

Dec 2020

1 hr 22 min

Pieced together from Timothy Treadwell's actual video footage, Werner Herzog's remarkable documentary examines the calling that drove Treadwell to live among a tribe of wild grizzly bears on an Alaskan reserve. A devoted conservationist with a passion for adventure, Timothy believed he had bridged the gap between human and beast. When one of the bears he loved and protected tragically turns on him, the footage he shot serves as a window into our understanding of nature and its grim realities.

Dec 2020

1 hr 9 min

The Social Dilemma is a 2020 American docudrama film directed by Jeff Orlowski and written by Orlowski, Davis Coombe, and Vickie Curtis. It explores the rise of social media and the damage it has caused to society, focusing on its exploitation of its users for financial gain through surveillance capitalism and data mining, how its design is meant to nurture an addiction, its use in politics, its effect on mental health (including the mental health of adolescents and rising teen suicide rates), and its role in spreading conspiracy theories such as Pizzagate and aiding groups such as flat-earthers.

Nov 2020

1 hr 9 min

Starship Troopers is a 1997 American military science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier, based on Robert A. Heinlein's 1959 novel of the same name. The story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry, a futuristic military unit. Rico's military career progresses from recruit, to non-commissioned officer, and finally to officer, against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an insectoid species known as Arachnids.

Nov 2020

1 hr 10 min

Johnny Mnemonic (1995) by Robert Longo In this film based on the William Gibson story, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data courier who has a secret stash of information implanted into his mind. However, the data will kill Johnny if he cannot retrieve it within 48 hours. Accompanied by physically enhanced bodyguard Jane (Dina Meyer), Johnny sets out to acquire the passwords he needs to save himself. Worse yet, he is hunted by gangster Shinji (Denis Akiyama) and businessman Takahashi (Takeshi), both of whom seek the data Johnny possesses.

Nov 2020

1 hr 5 min

On the Rocks is a 2020 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. The story of a young mother who reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father on an adventure through New York. In this comedy about aging, marriage, and the tenuous bond between parents and grown children, New York author and married mother-of-two Laura has become suspicious that her career-driven husband may be having an affair with a coworker, a speculation encouraged by her caddish, bon vivant father.

Nov 2020

1 hr 5 min

A view to a Kill (1985) After recovering a microchip from the body of a deceased colleague in Russia, British secret agent James Bond (Roger Moore) discovers that the technology has the potential for sinister applications. Investigating further, Bond is led to Max Zorin (Christopher Walken), the head of Zorin Industries. Soon Agent 007 faces off against the villainous Zorin and his tough Amazonian bodyguard, May Day (Grace Jones), who are scheming to cause massive destruction that will eliminate the competition.

Oct 2020

1 hr 5 min

Battle Royale (バトル・ロワイアル, Batoru Rowaiaru) is a 2000 Japanese action-thriller film directed by Kinji Fukasaku, with a screenplay written by Kenta Fukasaku, based on the 1999 novel by Koushun Takami. Starring Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarō Yamamoto, and Takeshi Kitano, the film follows a group of junior high-school students that are forced to fight to the death by the Japanese totalitarian government. The film drew controversy, and was banned or excluded from distribution in several countries. Toei even refused to sell the film to any United States distributor for a long time due to concerns about potential controversy and lawsuits (until Anchor Bay Entertainment eventually acquired the film in 2010 for direct-to-video release).

Oct 2020

59 min 31 sec

Bacurau is a 2019 Weird Western film directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles. It stars Sônia Braga, Udo Kier, Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira and Karine Teles. The film, a co-production between Brazil and France, revolves around Bacurau, a fictional small town in the Brazilian sertão, which is beset by strange happenings following the death of its matriarch at the age of 94.

Oct 2020

1 hr 12 min

Interstellar (2014) by Christopher Nolan In Earth's future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth's population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind's new home.

Sep 2020

1 hr 20 min

Tampopo (タンポポ, Tanpopo, literally "dandelion") is a 1985 Japanese comedy film written and directed by Juzo Itami, and starring Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kōji Yakusho, and Ken Watanabe. The publicity for the film calls it the first "ramen western", a play on the term Spaghetti Western (films about the American Old West made by Italian production studios).

Sep 2020

1 hr 12 min

Spirited Away (2001) is a Japanese-animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, animated by Studio Ghibli. It tells the story of Chihiro Ogino, a 10-year-old girl who, while moving to a new neighborhood, enters the world of Kami (spirits of Japanese Shinto folklore). After her parents are turned into pigs by the witch Yubaba, Chihiro takes a job working in Yubaba's bathhouse to find a way to free herself and her parents and return to the human world. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirited_Away

Aug 2020

1 hr 9 min

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Italian: L'Albero degli zoccoli) is a 1978 Italian film written and directed by Ermanno Olmi. The film concerns Lombard peasant life in a cascina (farmhouse) of the late 19th century. It has some similarities with the earlier Italian neorealist movement, in that it focuses on the lives of the poor, and the parts were played by real farmers and locals, rather than professional actors. The original version of the movie is spoken in Lombard (the Bergamasque variety, an Eastern Lombard dialect). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tree_of_Wooden_Clogs

Aug 2020

1 hr 9 min

Eighth Grade is a 2018 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Bo Burnham. It stars Elsie Fisher as Kayla, a middle school teenager who struggles with anxiety but strives to gain social acceptance from her peers during their final week of eighth grade. To cope, she publishes video blogs as a self-styled motivational advice-giver, though spends much of her time obsessing over social media. This frustrates Kayla's otherwise supportive father (Josh Hamilton), whom she alienates despite his wish to be present in her life as her sole parent.

Jul 2020

1 hr 22 min

The Square (2017) by Ruben Östlund https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Square_(2017_film) The Square is a 2017 satirical film written and directed by Ruben Östlund and starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West and Terry Notary. The film is about a curator who struggles with various personal issues, including the theft of his mobile phone and affair with a journalist. Amid these distractions, a controversial promotional video for an art installation is published without his oversight, threatening his career and sparking a debate about freedom of expression and political correctness. Next week... two films? Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga The King of Staten Island

Jun 2020

1 hr 19 min

This Is Spinal Tap (1984) by Rob Reiner https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_Spinal_Tap "This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real. Next week: The Square (2017) by Ruben Östlund https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Square_(2017_film)

Jun 2020

1 hr 17 min

Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The film presents three stages in the life of the main character: his youth, adolescence, and early adult life. It explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonlight_(2016_film) Next week: This Is Spinal Tap https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_Spinal_Tap

Jun 2020

1 hr 17 min

Il Posto (1961) by Ermanno Olmi. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Il_Posto The film tells the story of Domenico, a young man who forgoes the latter part of his education when his family is in need of money. Applying for a job at a big city corporation, he goes through a bizarre series of exams, physical tests and interviews. During a brief respite from the tests, he meets Antonietta, a young girl who has similarly forgone her schooling when in need of money to support herself and her mother. Through the course of this meeting, they have coffee at a local cafe, discussing the issues of their lives and their ambitions. Becoming attracted to her, they are quickly separated when they land jobs in different departments. Next week: Strange Days (1995) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_Days_(film) Ad: https://thewrong.tv/

May 2020

1 hr 5 min

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) by George Miller https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Max:_Fury_Road Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When the warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads the despot's five wives in a daring escape, she forges an alliance with Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), a loner and former captive. Fortified in the massive, armored truck the War Rig, they try to outrun the ruthless warlord and his henchmen in a deadly high-speed chase through the Wasteland. Next week: Il Posto https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Il_Posto

May 2020

1 hr 12 min