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Multiple Os

Oriana Fox

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Talk show host Oriana Fox interviews an eclectic array of artists and other experts who have no difficulty ‘spilling the beans’ about their lives and opinions, especially when they defy norms and conventions. If you’re interested in candid confessions, non-conformity, creativity and mental health, you’ve come to the right place! 'Multiple Os' is the spin-off podcast for Oriana's performance piece 'The O Show', an instantly recognisable yet innovative take on the talk show genre. Topics explo ...
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Oriana Fox interviews the artist Ann Hirsch whose video and performance art practice entails participant observation within myriad mediated contexts. For her project entitled Scandalishious, Hirsch became a YouTube camwhore with over two million video views and then made an appearance as a contestant on Frank the Entertainer…In a Basement Affair on…
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In this fascinating discussion, artist Erica Scourti teaches Oriana what it's like to treat Twitter as if it's your potential boyfriend. Scourti also discusses the art of impersonal autobiography; the recalcitrance of old formats despite the invention of new media; mental health and technology; and the possiblity of resistance in the face of capita…
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In this brand new interview with the artist and author Dawn Woolley, we discuss her brand new book Consuming the body: Capitalism, Social Media and Commodification published by Bloomsbury on 6 Oct 2022. The book is a sociological study of contemporary consumerism and the commodified construction of ideal gendered bodies, paying particular attention…
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My guest Season Butler is an artist/author. That's right folks, yet another artist turned author! Butler and I discuss the motivations behind her debut novel Cygnet and her performance piece Happiness Forgets, touching upon the racial empathy bias, climate change, activism and Bill Cosby. This interview was recorded live on Instagram in May 2021 as…
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This episode contains a freshly recorded conversation with Ania Bas, a hard-working Polish Artist-turned-Author (based in the UK). Her debut novel Odd Hours revolves around a prickly female protagonist who works in a well-lit, unethical supermarket and lives in a badly-lit zone 3 flatshare. The book contains unidealised migrants, a self-help book-w…
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This is a quick announcement that the next episode of "Multiple Os" will be an interview with the artist-turned author, Ania Bas, whose debut novel Odd Hours was published earlier this summer. The previously announced interview with guest Dawn Woolley, author of the academic book Consuming the Body will drop in October. Credits: Produced, edited an…
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Oriana Fox interviews artist Karen Karen McLean about her recent body of work and its poignant and unexpected resonances with current events. They discuss McLean's unique approach to materials as metaphors for the topics she addresses including displacement, migration, resistance and resilience. Also discussed are the emotions involved in making wo…
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Oriana Fox interviews The Artist Advisory’s founder Marina Press Granger. Granger dispels the myth of the starving artist and a slew of other myths that Oriana throws her way. She also explains her four steps for success: 1. Intention 2. Mindset 3. Presentation 4. Action. So tune in to find out how to make money from your art while staying true to …
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Oriana Fox interviews the internationally acclaimed artist Gavin Turk for The O Show live edition @mimosahouselondon. The two catch up as it’s been many years since Turk was a guest on The O Show “Business or Pleasure” episode. They discuss success, shame, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This interview was recorded live on Instagram in Ma…
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Oriana Fox reconnects with multi-tasking painter/performer John Kilduff of Let’s Paint TV. Kilduff is the man who Oriana made her first-ever live web broadcast with, the man without whom The O Show would not exist. They discuss the rapid pace of change on internet platforms, imposter syndrome, gender identity, and the future of painting, among many…
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🏳️‍🌈 In honour of pride month, I'm sharing the interview I did with Jacqui Bardelang, the performer behind drag king Sigi Moonlight. Bardelang speaks about the various personas Moonlight encompasses and the way they subvert binary gender norms and racial stereotypes through seduction. Counterintuitively, Bardelang has gotten more in touch with her …
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Oriana Fox interviews the straight, white, male painter Glen Pudvine about the artistic process, gender, authenticity, mortality and, of course, dick pics. This interview was recorded live on Instagram in May 2021 as part of Oriana's digital residency at Mimosa House Gallery. You can watch the original video here. Oriana Fox is a London-based, New …
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Oriana Fox meets The Golden Brown Girls, Indrani Ashe and Shannon Tamara Lewis to discuss the imagined futures that their eponymously titled web series presents. Grey-haired, witty and optimistic, their older selves live out a fantasy that is in distinct contrast to their lived reality in an age of austerity. Ashe and Lewis also discuss the show’s …
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Oriana Fox interviews the queer, working class, disabled artist and writer Jet Moon. They discuss Moon’s varied practice including live performance, anti-austerity activism, sex work and facilitating writing workshops for survivors. This interview was recorded live on Instagram in May 2021 as part of Oriana's digital residency at Mimosa House Galle…
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Oriana Fox speaks with live artist Daniel Oliver about the daring mix of pre-planning, chance, nakedness and collaboration in his work. Oliver wants audiences to be euphoric about or made uncomfortable by his participatory work, anything but indifferent. In embracing the label dyspraxic along with punk aesthetics, he welcomes the potential for gett…
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On this episode, Oriana Fox interviews the world's leading green autistic drag queen, Oozing Gloop. They discuss Gloop’s dream lifestyle; their failed politics degree; their views on autobiographical performance, autism and gender; and perhaps most importantly, their visionary political paradigm, commucracy. The interview was recorded live on Insta…
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Oriana Fox interviews seasoned showwoman Marisa Carnesky. They discuss showwomanship, raw talent, collaboration, menstruation and miscarriage, all of which are addressed in Carnesky Production’s accessible, provocative and political work. The interview was recorded live on Instagram in May 2021 as part of Oriana's digital residency at Mimosa House …
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Oriana Fox interviews the insatiable, sexy and weird performance artist Eirini Kartsaki who expounds her Manifesto and entices Oriana to show more cleavage. More accurately, Oriana listens to her guest and sometimes interjects with a question or two as Kartsaki fleshes out what it means to live a life free from norms and expectations, a life that i…
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This episode is a double feature as it includes not one but two interviews Oriana carried out with the performance artist Hannah Ballou. Last year, Oriana spoke with Ballou after she had just completed filming Goo:Ga II, itself a sequel to her 2015 feminist live art comedy show Goo: Ga I, which playfully subverted the gender reveal party and announ…
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Oriana Fox interviews the activist, artist, mother, educator and Labour councillor Lena Šimić. Oriana gets some practical advice about how to become more politically active while balancing the demands of work, motherhood and art. Environmentalism and anti-capitalism are two of the causes that have occupied Šimić, so they discuss how she has tackled…
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Oriana interviews the artist, curator and director of Home Live Art, Katy Baird. The two discuss the repeated response that Baird receives from audiences to her bold performances: "You're so brave!" After being blown away by her solo show Unreal (2018) Oriana herself had made some iteration of this remark to Baird, in response to which Baird prompt…
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Oriana interviews her brother the filmmaker and activist Josh Fox. The two discuss their respective upbringing in the same home and how this may have impacted their very different approaches to art and activism. This interview was recorded live on Instagram in May 2021 as part of Oriana's digital residency at Mimosa House Gallery. You can watch the…
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Welcome to Season 2 of Multiple Os podcast! You hopefully know the spiel by now, if you’re interested in candid confessions, creativity, non-conformity and mental health, you’ve come to the right place. This, my friend, is the much-anticipated trailer-teaser for Season 2, which explores the cross-over between working on the self and working to chan…
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This episode is an interview that Oriana carried out in the summer of 2017 with the artist Katherine Araniello. Sadly, Araniello passed away in February 2019, but she leaves behind a rich body of work that is politically fearless and infused with subversive humour, some of which is excerpted and contextualised in this episode. Her videos and perfor…
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In this episode, I speak with philosopher Nina Power, author of One-Dimensional Woman (2009) whose upcoming book playfully asks "What do men want?" in a nod to Freud's famous question. In this discussion, Power sheds light on her research into the manosphere, in addition to touching upon her experience of being cancelled for her views on sex and ge…
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Oriana continues the interview begun on The O Show live edition on Instagram with the artist and author Season Butler. In that initial discussion, they spoke about the racial empathy bias, climate change and Bill Cosby, each of which has played a key part in Butler’s work. However, they both regretted not getting to discuss their shared passion for…
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Jaye McBride is proudly transgender, yet self-deprecating humour is her stock and trade. In this candid interview, McBride discusses riding that line as well as the ups and downs of being an out trans woman comic, the doors that open while others shut; the fact that all her material is read as trans; and being told by liberal audiences that she sho…
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Not only is the artist and businesswoman Ope Lori an expert in the politics of looking and desire, but she gets turned on by her own work. In this durational interview, Oriana Fox asks Lori about the lessons learned from making work that addresses the intersections of race and gender, and about how that has impacted her life and career. In this mea…
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Oriana continues her conversation with the author and filmmaker Juliet Jacques whose work challenges mainstream misconceptions of trans identity. They discuss Jacques' film "You will be Free" which ruminates on the positives and negatives of facing death. Not only does the film say everything she thinks about life in ten minutes, but certain lines …
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Oriana speaks with writer and filmmaker Juliet Jacques whose work poses a challenge to mainstream misunderstandings about trans lives. She has done this by putting her own stories in print through a blog in The Guardian, in her book Trans: A Memoir and through a new collection of short stories called Variations, which came out on 17 June. Speaking …
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Oriana continues her conversation with sociologist and coach Jo Van Every who wrote the book Refusing to be a wife: Heterosexual women changing the family. In the previous episode, Oriana spoke with Van Every at length about the personal choices she has made to live up to her feminist values in the domestic sphere, informed by her research into ant…
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Oriana Fox interviews Jo Van Every, the sociologist and coach who wrote the book Heterosexual Women Changing the Family: Refusing to be a wife. The research that informed the book was prompted by the kinds of personal questions that come from being disillusioned with ‘little girl’s dreams’ about love, marriage and family. Although the book was publ…
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Mentioned spontaneously by two prior guests in this very podcast series, the influential and pioneering performance artist and professor Lois Weaver needs no introduction. Yet Oriana provides a very lengthy one at the start of this interview with Weaver in which they discuss her alter ego, Tammy Whynot, who decided to stop being a country and weste…
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Oriana speaks with the artist Harold Offeh whose practice engages with identity politics via an ambivalent and humorous self-casting within the pop-cultural material he admires (and in some cases, finds problematic). He pre-empts his own type-casting by pointedly living within certain racialised stereotypes including the Mammy, an Afro-Brazilian ma…
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Curious about heterosexual dating habits in the age of the internet? Want to hear about it from the perspective of a feminist artist? Look no further! Oriana speaks with artist Indrani Ashe whose project 50 Dates of Grey documented her search for a man to spend her life with, to marry in fact, via online dating platforms. Unbeknownst to the men Ind…
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Should you embrace your curves by smearing yourself in Dove products, or drink slimfast and chase the thin dream? Either way, the same giant corporation will benefit. Do what you need to do, but listen to this podcast too! Oriana talks with the artist, psychotherapist and fat activist Charlotte Cooper, who is an outlier in every field in which she …
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In this interview with the artist Joshua Sofaer, Oriana asks for his help in finding her purpose, her why. He is, after all, a socially engaged artist who is deeply invested in turning life into art because art makes life more interesting than art. And, he's also a relational dynamics coach and Oriana pays for his services from time to time. They a…
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This is part 2 of Oriana's interview with Hamja Ahsan, author of Shy Radicals. Hamja admits that if he dies tomorrow, he wants to be remembered for his interview on The O Show episode "You're only as sick as your secrets". But he's still not convinced that Oriana's series does anything other than promote extrovert supremacist, normative ways of liv…
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Oriana interviews Hamja Ahsan, leader of the introvert revolution. They discuss their mutual affliction, shyness. Or is it in fact their superpower? Oriana admits to feeling very guilty for having tried to convert shy people ever since Hamja made her painfully aware of how much of a sell-out she's been to the extrovert supremacy. Will he convince h…
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With this trailer, Oriana Fox, the artist with a Ph.D. in self-disclosure, launches the spin-off podcast to her talk show The O Show. On The O Show Fox interviews artists and other experts who have no difficulty ‘spilling the beans’ about their lives and opinions, especially when they defy norms and conventions. So if you’re interested in candid co…
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