Field Pod

Field Pod

Art! News! Politics! Join Field Projects Co-Directors Jacob Rhodes and Kris Racaniello as they discuss the latest shows, deliver interviews with creatives and makers and divulge their thoughts on the good life, from films to books to daily rituals.


April 28, 2023 26 mins

Join Kris, Jacob and Lisa along with guests Ruth Jeyaveeran and Tracy Le as we chat with Ilona Szwarc about her work during Field Residency! We discuss the different experiences Ilona had at Yale and SVA and her latest project on Seasonal Color in Fashion. This work continues her long term exploration of “the expert” in art, fashion, “beauty,” and photography wherein Ilona takes on the role of the expert, casting “look alike” model...

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Shame, trauma, and healing are at the core of SECRETO, a years-long project by María Luisa Portuondo Vila. Field Projects is honored to unveil the first book produced from this work at our gallery NEXT WEEK, so stay tuned and you can meet with María Luisa yourself! Secrets grip us, and we get into grief, love, death, sex, and abuse in this deeply human conversation. We discuss María Luisa’s early transition from private theater to ...

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September 22, 2022 59 mins

Hand-made paper! Ancient Symposia! Bandages! Jade Suits! Cowboys!

Today, Jacob and Kris sit down for a post-Spring/Break interview with artist Fay Ku. Fay was Field Project’s featured artist at Spring Break this year in Axonometric Tongue. Ku’s immersive, axonometric installation proposed a radical alternative to the hegemonic eye of single point perspective. We discuss the ins and outs of Spring Break Art Fair and why this fair is...

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September 7, 2022 40 mins

Floating Cities! Perspective! Blood, String & Jade! 

On episode 1 of FieldPod season 3 Jacob Rhodes and Kris Racaniello dive into fall and, of course, fall in New York means Spring/Break Art Show with Fay Ku! Fay is Field Project’s featured artist at Spring Break this year in our exhibition Axonometric Tongue. Ku’s immersive, axonometric installation proposes Ming Dynasty art as a radical alternative to the hegemonic eye of single ...

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August 31, 2022 42 mins

Episode 9: Yongqi Tang (Field Resident)


Today on Field Pod, Jacob Rhodes joins one of our Field Residents, Yongqi Tang. They discuss growing up queer/bisexual in Shenzhen, China, having the Sistine Chapel and Rome as ones  first Art experience, Heideggar’s ideas on what makes an artwork, Scoliosis, identity performance, empowerment through connecting to community and empathy, sharing food with your ancestry. And finally searching...

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August 24, 2022 40 mins

Episode 8: Ilana Yacine Harris-Babou 


Today on Field Pod, Jacob Rhodes sits down with the artist Ilana Yacine Harris-Babou. They talk about growing up in Brooklyn, with a multi generational house of black women, play and its relationship to work, lack and pleasure, the Loren Hill syndrome, Audre Lorde’s “The Use of the Erotic”, finally getting comfortable in your studio, showing old work in a new context, and many other concepts....

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August 17, 2022 42 mins

HOME GALLERY with Will Chan

Today on Field Pod, Kris Racaniello sits down with William Chan, who opened Home Gallery in 2020.  They talk about the difficulties and desire for opening a gallery during the COVID outbreak. They discuss the fu*ked up situation with Leon Black and the board of directors at MoMA, and Laura Raicovich at the Queens Museum,  Have you ever wondered about running your own gallery? Do you want to opt out of co...

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August 3, 2022 34 mins

Today on Field Pod Kris sits down with Katya Harris on a porch in Massachusetts to talk beer, making, and nature. Katya is currently the Director of Partnerships at the New York State Brewers Association and previously worked as the Development Manager at Art Omi. They cover some important, difficult topics around art, success, and balancing your drive and goals with your mental health and life.  What really happens to you in that ...

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July 27, 2022 32 mins

Today join Field Projects founder Jacob Rhodes in a discussion with Lydia McCarthy about her photo and video based art practice. We touch on hereditary mental Illness, alternate realities, spiritualities, psychedelics, the connection that photography has to reality, practical effects, VHS vs Beta, reality TV, and as always vulnerability.



Lydia McCarthy @lydiamccarthy

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July 20, 2022 56 mins

For this extended short, join Kris Racaniello as they discuss the impactful exhibition Women at War with curator Monika Fabijanska! This show features contemporary women artists who are working in Ukraine today. Monika and Kris discuss the important role of historiography, gender, family, and representation in shaping perceptions of war beyond the boundaries of  Monika shares many profound observations about the operation of artist...

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Season 2, Episode 3: Asia Sztencel Part 2 + Lisa Schilling’s Go-Sees

Today, host Jacob Rhodes presents part 2 of his interview with Asia Sztencel. Then our guest  Artists and Advisor Lisa Schilling presents her Go-See’s for your pleasure. You know it’s going to be WILEN!



Asia Sztencel



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Alberto Giacometti “Disagreeable...

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Today, host Kris Racaniello sits down with Lydia Nobles in the exhibition TEMPUS FUGIT, curated by Charles Moore at Latchkey Gallery. Lydia speaks about her two sculptures there and their intersection with her larger project documenting and materializing the spectrum of abortion stories. We then talk about sculpture as an offering, the history of communal vs. patriarchal medicine practices in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as a...

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June 29, 2022 29 mins

Season 2: Episode 1: Asia Sztencel Part 1

Today on the pod we introduce Season 2: Summer Shorts. In this episode Jacob interviews Asia Sztencel about her work with immigrants here in the US and in her homeland, Poland. Summer Shorts are quick takes, an intimate interview with one of the Field Pod hosts and a guest. These will take the form of artists presenting their work, getting drunk with artist friends, and if we are so moved… ...

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Today on the podcast we are joined by Alexandra Rubinstein, whose current exhibition The Moon Also Rises is up at Mother Gallery in Tribeca through July 16. Discussing the difficulty of both angry and relaxed work in the studio, therapy, gender and figurative painting, and many other important topics. Alexandra is a brilliant, talented artist and we highly recommend you check out the show at Mother, and get to know her work more br...

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June 15, 2022 97 mins

Immortality! Truth! History! FRRRRREEEEEDDDDOOOOOMMMM!

Today on the podcast we sit down in Field Projects with Jagrut Raval, our current field resident. We talk about history and myth making, as well as the imaginary of immortality and what it might mean to achieve that. Jagrut is an artist(?) history-maker, fabulator, and chronicler. We discuss his work on the figure Narad, who is, possibly, an immortal time traveler. Be prepared ...

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June 8, 2022 95 mins

Longing! Death! Materiality! + Open Call Submissions! 

Today we have a very special guest–– Melissa Joseph, our summer Open Call guest curator–– a brilliant artist and independent curator who is interested in connecting people through collective memory and shared experiences. Her work addresses themes of diaspora, family histories and the politics of how we occupy spaces. We sit down and talk about her experience curating the open ...

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Truth! Desire! Lack! 

Today on Field Pod, Directors Jacob Rhodes and Kris Racaniello sit down with curator Michael Howard and artist El Perez in his current exhibition FROM WHAT I REMEMBER, on the night of the first day of our install.  We discuss class-bias at the moment of entry into the art world and the difficulties of attaining professional development from a position of poverty. In a sprawling conversation we cover topics fro...

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May 25, 2022 134 mins

Model Homes! White Flight! Protest! + Resistance!

Today, Field Projects Co-Directors Jacob Rhodes and Kris Racaniello discuss their week, covering some podcasts, comedy shows, and their future projects including a summer conference and–– haunted paintings?? Then the FP team presents a roundtable with artist Johannah Herr, her co-author and collaborator Cara Marsh Sheffler and Lynn Maliszewski, the Archives and Collections Manager o...

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Healthcare! Freedom! Abortion Rights! + Local Politics!

Field Pod takes to the field (or the astroturf at Cadman Plaza) to speak with activists at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally. We hear important, real reasons why people turned up to advocate for abortion as a human right. Then Kris sits down with artist Chiara No for a discussion of Tipper Gore and paparazzi photographs of celebrity vaginas. They talk testosterone, crowning, pregn...

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Photography! Poverty Porn! Drawing in Space! Spiderwebs!

Field Pod sits down with Field Projects current resident Stacy Kranitz for a talk about her take on documentary photography as a medium best used to question the truth of & in the image. Photographers constantly have to reckon with subjectivity. Stacy explains the ways she has pushed against the medium in her new book AS IT WAS GIVE(N) TO ME, a compilation based on over 12 ye...

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