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Zoe Bender: The Artist As The Emotional Heart
Zoe Bender: the artist as the emotional heart
What’s the point of bringing your most vulnerable parts outward? And how do we do so in a way that doesn’t just….suck? Educator, activist, and artist Zoe Bender chats with us about the relationship between authentic expression and aesthetic craft, especially when it comes to strategic protest and emotion-filled art.
You can follow Zoe on Soundcloud and check out where Zoe teaches in San Francisco, The Bay School, a unique high school with challenging academics, innovative thinking, and a mindful approach to learning and life.
Today’s featured musician is Gabby La La from Oakland, you can find more from her on her bandcamp. Songs listed in order as follows:
(0:12 - 1:09): Gabby La La - Light and Power
(6:40 - 7:12): Gabby La La- We Are Stars
(8:30 - 9:18): Gabby La La - The Way We Feel
(12:26 - 13:52): Gabby La La - This is where we go
(21:51 - 22:54): Gabby La La - Light and Power
(22:47 - end): Gabby La La - So Sick So Cool
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