“Ba, ba, black sheep, and all the rest of it! Here’s a poor tainted mutton for you, without the wind being in the least tempered to him!” (Edmund Yates, Black Sheep, 1868)
Black Sheep Talks is a series of podcast interviews embracing the notion of the black sheep. The image of the lone black sheep in a herd of white fleece is the precise visualization of the term—a deviant outside of the normative parameters of social construct. Both in and outside of the art world, ingenuity and creativity can be perceived as parallel in concept to the black sheep, orienting outside the traditional lines of thought. But often the development of this unconventional thinking is what ultimately proves success.
Black Sheep Talks is curating this perception in a novel framework with 5 minute interviews with artists, academics, and activists across the globe who self-define with the concept of the black sheep. These conceptual innovators are at the forefront of their respective fields, challenging and blurring the stereotypical notions of boundaries and success while enveloping elements of contemporary issues.
To listen to the full interviews, please visit MoCC’s Vimeo account at: https://vimeo.com/user29593212
The Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC) is a museum that focuses on the impact that the current economic crisis has on the arts, society and democracy. For more on MoCC, please visit MoCC’s website at http://museumofcontemporarycuts.org/
Arts Administration @ Boston University is committed to creating an environment for its students and the arts that parallels innovation through disruption. For more on Arts Administration @ Boston University’s graduate program, please visit the program website at: http://www.bu.edu/artsadmin/