Welcome to THE ART MOVEMENT, a radio show that revolves around art and culture, where all art and free thoughts are allowed. This is the fourth episode of a radio show format created and hosted by arts presenter Matt Micucci, featuring plenty of music, interview clips, comedy and chat about current events.
Featured on this episode: Langston Hughes, Lucien Zell, Walter Benjamin, Roger Corman and more + lots of great music.
This week’s episode of Matt’s Art Chat features a conversation with a good friend of mind: Prague-based, American-born poet Lucien Zell. In our conversation, we talk about creativity in the time of the coronavirus, recent projects and he also gives his definition for the words “soul” and “poetry.”
If you’d like to find out more about Lucien Zell, we also recorded a video for my Matt’s Long Take series around this time last year.
Matt’s Art Chat is a series of conversation with artists and interesting people from all over the world. You can watch all episodes of Matt’s Art Chat on Youtube, or listen to them on Spotify, and PodBean.
Whenever I’m in Prague, one of my favorite cities in the world, my friend Lucien Zell is one of the first people I get in touch with. Lucien is a poet, author, photographer, singer and man full committed to what I refer to as the “art life.” The last time I was in Prague, I met him and documented our meeting with my camcorder. I noticed early on that something was off in the speed settings, but in the spirit of my Long Take series, I kept filming. I was happy to note that the error gives the video an unanticipated, dreamlike effect that is appropriate to this late-night conversation about art, culture and spirituality.
Matt’s Long Take is a new web series by art reporter Matt Micucci documenting a series of encounters with artists and art institutions around the world. The use of the long take is inspired by André Bazin, who believed it to be an important tool in cinema’s ability to capture “reality.”