This is episode number 43In today's podcast, recorded July 13, 2020, I'll be joined by Marta Beltowska âin the form of neon.â Marta Beltowska lives in Stockholm, Sweden and works as a Video and Streaming Producer at a non-profit foundation called TRR. She graduated with a bachelors in photography in 2014 at the University of Southampton in England, and started her career as photography assistant before moving to Sweden. After a creative block post university, Marta found that local neon signs had become her subject of curiosity. And what began as a hobby has now turned into an almost obsessive passion. Since 2018 she has made short documentaries called In the Form of Neon, about the artists who create neon signs.
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After a creative block post university, Marta found that local neon signs had become her subject of curiosity. And what began as a hobby has now turned into an almost obsessive passion. Since 2018 she has made short documentaries called In the Form of Neon, about the artists who create neon signs.
Videos | in the form of neon
Glass India was mentioned in reference to the comedy of having the subject look at the camera. enjoy!
Marta recommended Meryl Pataky as podcast guest, here's her interview on Mondo Neon Show!
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Iâm always curious about the different avenues that bring people to illuminated works of neon and plasma, and so I appreciate the work that Marta does to bring them to light. With the visual medium of neon and plasma, video is a very strong middle way to an in person experience. It was a pleasure to meet you back in 2019 at the Glass Factory in Boda, Sweden. Itâs very impressive how you can navigate the chaos of the workshop and organize them beautifully in audio and video! Thank Marta for your time on the podcast, and for your support through our passion project In the form of neon.
Please support in the form of neon by watching on Martabeltowska.com and vimeo, she has videos of the following artists including myself: Ben Orozco, Ed Kirshner, Stephanie Lifshutz, and Clif Eddens.
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-Percy Echols II, Taming Lightning
Welcome to Taming Lightning, I'm Percy Echols II. I'm the creator and host of Taming Lightning, as well as the emerging plasma tech at Pittsburgh Glass Center, where I'm researching and developing a space to explore Plasma and Neon Light as an Artist Medium.