Usha Venkat

BFA 2 - Art

Radical Practice

Radical Practice is a series of podcast conversations between CalArts Graphic Design Program alumnae and current students. Each episode features an alumna with a distinct professional practice, including BFAs and MFAs whose endeavors range from cultural to corporate and from singular enterprises to ambitious ideas. We’ll discuss how they have defined success for themselves and gather insights into how their CalArts education might have played a role.

Radicalpractice.calarts.edu

Collaborators:

Louise Sandhaus, Alex Meir, Natalie Gooden, Alene Tashjian, Usha Venkat, Lily Yeh,
Zhenyu Qu

Yunni Lin

A short film documenting the day to day training of dancers in the studios.

Ruoyi Shi

“I create 3 videos to show a world hidden inside the reflection of water. I use my tentacle that is made out of water to find a link between the world that surrounds me right now and the memories of adventure that only I know. No matter if it is humidity or moisture, I sense […]

Joanna Keler

“CalArts. A game-changer in the education of professional artists. CalArts. Grounded in openness, experimentation, critical engagement, and creative freedom. CalArts. Transform ourselves, each other, and the world. Let’s go, stranger I’ll show you CalArts. From outside to inside. To all our concerns, frustration, and alienation. To all what will always stay in counselor’s rooms. To […]

Mengqing Yuan

“My B-body” is a project I created during home quarantine. It is based on a poem I wrote about the relationship between my physical body and my consciousness. The text of the poem reads: My B-body My body doesn’t belong to me It wants to be free It wants to come apart It wants me […]

Adam Peltier

“sometimes i wish i was a woman, just so i could have an abortion” – john waters Connor Linnerooth

Gabriela Padilla

TW/CW: abuse, violence, suicide This song is about overcoming depression and suicide awareness through hope.  

Juan Antonio Rivera

This art performance is about social justice in the 21st century, bringing to light the reality that our society now lives with police brutality. Many of my family members have had to have the “police” talk, “hoodie” talk, or “walking-out-late-at-night” talk with their teenagers, warning them that because of the color of their skin they […]