Make/Work Episode 24: Artist Roundtable

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In episode 24 of The Rumpus’s Make/Work podcast, host Scott Pinkmountain facilitates a conversation between four artists—Fiona Connor; her brother Jamie Connor, a web developer; artist and writer Brigitte Nicole Grice; and artist Catherine Davis, who works as the manager at the Eames House in Pacific Palisades.

The conversation veers from Marx and labor power to the difference between honesty and truth in art, to public vs. private practices, to Scott’s ignorance about New Zealand, as well as Moondog and a whole passel of other stuff.

I have a day job…and that gives me the freedom to make work outside of the market. I don’t have to make money off it. —Davis

Listen to Episode 24 (and subscribe to Make/Work!) now in iTunes. Or get the direct download. And you can now get Make/Work through Stitcher.

Every creative laborer has a different story to tell about how they negotiate their relationship between their creative work and their paycheck and how they balance their lives to sustain their creative practice. In Make/Work, Scott will speak with emerging and established artists working in a wide range of creative mediums about how they survive, how they make a living, and how they maintain their work over the long term. New episodes will be released every other Thursday.


Scott Pinkmountain is a writer and musician living in California. He is the creator and host of The History Channeler comedy podcast and has written for This American Life, A Public Space, HTMLGIANT, and other publications. He has also released dozens of albums of both instrumental music and songs including the recent No Country Music. He can be found at http://www.scottpinkmountain.com/. More from this author →