As the first episode of the Inhotim Podcast, the museum will be successful in its mission of “starting from Inhotim to think about relations with the world”, the main proposal of the new project according to the promotional material.
In the same way that the Tamboril tree guides the expansion of the institute, as we discovered in the episode, the experience at Inhotim will guide dialogues and reflections on time, horizons, displacements, realities, synesthesia and ground — subjects of the six episodes that will make up the first season , called Specific Territory.
Broad themes, possible to be approached from different perspectives. but are the botany, the art and science that should guide these discussions between Inhotim employees and guests.
Specific Territory #1: Tempo premiered on the 27th and the other eps will be released weekly, always on Thursdays, on podcast platforms and on Inhotim's YouTube channel.
In this first ep, amid the sounds of stepping on the earth, Sabrina do Carmo, biologist and coordinator of the Botanical Garden at Inhotim, talks about the time of plants. The artist Ayrson Heráclito discusses temporality in cultures of African origin and the concept of intertwined past, present and future, an idea that influenced him in his latest work, together.
The artist and researcher Raquel Garbelotti talks about the need for the passage of time so that her work The Glade (2000), made on the farm that later became Inhotim, acquired meaning. Today, the work is part of the collective exhibition displacements, on display at the institution.
Physicist Marcelo Gleiser discusses immortality, the mysteries surrounding time and how it is possible to travel to the future, but not to the past. Zaika dos Santos, multiartist, scientist and researcher, addresses Africa Futurism, Afrofuturism, art and music.
Finally, time measured by silences, absences and intervals is the theme brought up by César Timóteo, manager of Inhotim's Educativo and conductor of the museum's School of Music.
The podcast is narrated by Barbara Colen, an actress from Minas Gerais in films such as nightjar and Aquarius, and carried out in partnership with Rádio Novelo, responsible for the successful Praia dos Ossos and Foro de Teresina. The project is part of the Specific Territory, the research axis that guides Inhotim's programming in the 2021/22 biennium. This research, inspired by the studies of the Brazilian geographer Milton Santos, brings the concept of territory from its different scales of processes and borders.
After 35 minutes of listening, thinking and experiencing time, the question remains whether it stopped or went faster.