IWM podcast: It is what it is – Jeremy Deller in conversation
September 22, 2010
— British Mavericks
In the second Imperial War Museum podcast, we’re proud to present the recording of an event held at IWM London on 11 September 2010. Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller discusses contemporary war art with the Imperial War Museum’s Head of Art, Roger Tolson, and renowned curator Nato Thompson. Jeremy Deller has worked with the Museum to present a new exhibit, Baghdad, 5 March 2007, a destroyed car salvaged from the bombing of a book market in Iraq.
Roger, Jeremy and Nato discuss the history of cultural artifacts at the Imperial War Museum and the experiences that the artist and curator had on the road in America as they toured the car around the United States. (Recorded and edited by Alex Fitch)
For more info about this podcast please visit the home of this episode at www.iwm.org.uk/podcast
Related podcasts: the first IWM podcast, about the documentary TV series The Struggles for Poland, featuring interviews with Executive Producer Martin Smith, Writer Neal Ascherson, researcher Wanda Koscia and producer Raye Farr (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Alex Fitch in conversation with author Charlie Higson about setting his latest novel – The Dead – at the Imperial War Museum.
Alex Fitch’s interviews with writer Terry Deary and cartoonist Martin Brown about their series of children’s books, Horrible Histories, which inspired an exhibition at the Imperial War Museum called Terrible Trenches (open until 31st October 2010)
IWM educator Grant Rogers’ interview with writer Pat Mills about his lauded war comics serial Charley’s War
Alex Fitch’s interview with IWM curator James Taylor about the exhibition Ian Fleming and James Bond which was on display at the museum from April 2008 to March 2009
Alex Fitch talks to IWM Cinema programmer Dr. Toby Haggith and National Army Museum historian Andrew Robertshaw about the restoration of the 1916 silent movie The Battle of the Somme