For episode 2 of the Kulturcast podcast I caught up for an hour or two’s chat with Berlin-based artist, and half-man-half-creative-machine, Dave the Chimp.

I first caught Dave the Chimp’s work a number of years ago in 2011, but in the grand scale of his arts career, I’m a little late to this party…

It was after seeing his great new mural (check it out over on the equally awesome Hookeblog) at Shoreditch’s Village Underground for the #notacrime campaign that I was reminded that I should really get in touch one time and say hello. A few emails later a Skype interview was set!

Dave’s one of those people you could listen to for hours, with informed opinions on a number of topics and a bottomless pit of interesting stuff to say.

As someone who was around way before I even knew what ‘street art’ meant, it was great to get his thoughts on art, who’s pushing boundaries in his eyes at the moment, as well as the backstory to his work and how certain things came to be.

How did those Human Beans start off…? You’ll need to listen in to find out!

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We had a lot to cover, so I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I did recording it. As it’s a Skype conversation the recording isn’t as crystal clear as it might be, but hope you can forgive on this occasion!

As mentioned in the podcast, here are a few interesting links to various projects and other bits and pieces…

The Godfather of PR (and in Dave’s opinion, worse than Hitler) Edward Bernays:

 

Steven
UKB

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