Exceeding Capacity with Samantha Hensel: Episode 5–Dis/association: Performing Identity, Performing Bodies ft. Taylor (T) Shell

On this special episode of Exceeding Capacity, Samantha Hensel opens up an interview and conversation with Taylor (T) Shell. A close friend and colleague, an roommate of Samantha’s, T is a multi-disciplinary artist working within realms of personal trauma, identity and queer subject hood, the body, and more. Through sculptural elements, performative works, and installation based projects, T creates conversations with the viewer, and within this episode about vulnerability, relationship to space and place, and the body under stress and exhaustion. These conversations on today’s episode will shine light upon the stated topics, as well as others involving accessibility, privilege, audience, and dissociation/association within art based in trauma. Exceeding Capacity is honored to have Taylor (T) Shell speaking on the podcast, who will also be completing a thesis for their MA degree this time next year—as well as completing their MFA this year along side host, Samantha Hensel.

Find T Shell and her work at:

www.tshellart.com

and @t_shellarts on instagram

if you’re in the bay area, check out their Final MFA Exhibition opening May 17th, 2019

Stay updated on the podcast by following along @hensel.studio on Instagram.


Exceeding Capacity with Samantha Hensel is a podcast that dives into the inner landscape of ourselves in a time of obsession of the external reach beyond ourselves. Samantha Hensel, the host and creator seeks to create and continue conversation and ask the questions around this deep inner work through the lens of: art, philosophy, poetry, and storytelling. Frequent guest speakers that include artists and deep thinkers will welcome new perspectives, and expand the breadth of how we think about our inner worlds, as well as how we express our conscious selves through the visual arts, through communication and conversation, and through interaction. Exceeding Capacity seeks to do just that, to open up past the point of what we may thought our minds are capable of containing.

Exceeding Capacity with Samantha Hensel: Episode 4– Vulnerability, Womanhood, and Jagah "Place," an Interview ft. Vasudhaa Narayanan

On this special episode of Exceeding Capacity, Samantha Hensel opens up an interview and conversation with Vasudhaa Narayanan. Born in Bangalore, India, Vasudhaa currently lives in San Francisco -- recently completing her MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. A photographer, performance artist, and co-founder of Jagah Collective, Vasudhaa “explores the complexities of identity, domesticity and gender...within the context of an Indian diaspora, narrativizing the displacement and isolation of being an outsider in one’s own home.” This vulnerable conversation will open doors to topics of personal history and autobiographical work, womanhood and family, love and intimacy, as well as vulnerability and power of the self and of togetherness. We are lucky enough to have the chance to not only hear from Vasudhaa about her work, but also about her new project Jagah Collective, which encourages “artists to reveal and uncover complex narratives rooted in South Asia.”

Find Vasudhaa Narayanan and her work at:

www.vasudhaa.com

and @vasudhaa on instagram

if you’re in the bay area, check out her solo show at Oros Gallery in Pentacle Coffee

More on the Jagah Collective:

www.jagah-collective.com

and @jagah_collective on instagram.

also if you’re in the bay area, check out their first show as a collective on May 17th at the Mission Cultural Center

Stay updated on the podcast by following along @hensel.studio on Instagram.


Exceeding Capacity with Samantha Hensel is a podcast that dives into the inner landscape of ourselves in a time of obsession of the external reach beyond ourselves. Samantha Hensel, the host and creator seeks to create and continue conversation and ask the questions around this deep inner work through the lens of: art, philosophy, poetry, and storytelling. Frequent guest speakers that include artists and deep thinkers will welcome new perspectives, and expand the breadth of how we think about our inner worlds, as well as how we express our conscious selves through the visual arts, through communication and conversation, and through interaction. Exceeding Capacity seeks to do just that, to open up past the point of what we may thought our minds are capable of containing.

Exceeding Capacity with Samantha Hensel: Episode 3–On Being Fans of On Being ft. Rebecca Sexton

On this special episode of Exceeding Capacity, Samantha Hensel opens up conversation with Rebecca Sexton. A photographer, writer, teacher, and student, Rebecca Sexton brings her small-town-raised sensitivity to her studies of the self, the body, nature, and intuitive questioning. Rebecca and Samantha share common ground within aspects of their up-bringing and artistic concepts, but are lucky to have crossed paths both attending the San Francisco Art Institute to receive their MA and MFA’s. It doesn’t stop there when they stumbled across their mutual love for Krista Tippett and her highly-recognizable podcast, On Being. Through the lenses of two inspired artists, this episode features conversations of the importance of conversation, and how it takes form in present time in it’s many different faces. Samantha and Rebecca touch upon the transactional nature of conversation in contrast to deeper thinking and humanity, inspiration and the inspired, turning inward and into grounding, in reflection of On Being with Krista Tippett as well as their own artistic practices. From both perspectives, they respectfully seek to keep these conversations alive, and pay homage to a key-inspiration for the humble beginnings of Exceeding Capacity.

Find Rebecca Sexton and her work at:

https://www.rebeccasextonphotography.com/

and @what.becca.sees on instagram!

More on the On Being Project, and On Being with Krista Tippett:

www.onbeing.org

https://onbeing.org/series/podcast/

Stay updated by following along @hensel.studio on Instagram!


Exceeding Capacity with Samantha Hensel is a podcast that dives into the inner landscape of ourselves in a time of obsession of the external reach beyond ourselves. Samantha Hensel, the host and creator seeks to create and continue conversation and ask the questions around this deep inner work through the lens of: art, philosophy, poetry, and storytelling. Frequent guest speakers that include artists and deep thinkers will welcome new perspectives, and expand the breadth of how we think about our inner worlds, as well as how we express our conscious selves through the visual arts, through communication and conversation, and through interaction. Exceeding Capacity seeks to do just that, to open up past the point of what we may thought our minds are capable of containing.

Exceeding Capacity with Samantha Hensel: Episode 2–Expressing Healing through Art

Exceeding Capacity with Samantha Hensel is a podcast that dives into the inner landscape of ourselves in a time of obsession of the external reach beyond ourselves. Samantha Hensel, the host and creator seeks to create and continue conversation and ask the questions around this deep inner work through the lens of: art, philosophy, poetry, and storytelling. Frequent guest speakers that include artists and deep thinkers will welcome new perspectives, and expand the breadth of how we think about our inner worlds, as well as how we express our conscious selves through the visual arts, through communication and conversation, and through interaction. Exceeding Capacity seeks to do just that, to open up past the point of what we may thought our minds are capable of containing.

Exceeding Capacity with Samantha Hensel: Episode 1–Introduction Test

Exceeding Capacity with Samantha Hensel is a podcast that dives into the inner landscape of ourselves in a time of obsession of the external reach beyond ourselves. Samantha Hensel, the host and creator seeks to create and continue conversation and ask the questions around this deep inner work through the lens of: art, philosophy, poetry, and storytelling. Frequent guest speakers that include artists and deep thinkers will welcome new perspectives, and expand the breadth of how we think about our inner worlds, as well as how we express our conscious selves through the visual arts, through communication and conversation, and through interaction. Exceeding Capacity seeks to do just that, to open up past the point of what we may thought our minds are capable of containing.