Naked State Part 1

Teresa Ascencao talks about Arts Unfold’s first Naked State Art Residency. In August 2016, thirteen artists from Australia, Finland, England, and across Canada and the USA spent a week creating artworks that explore the nude human body in context of nature, culture and art. (Part 1 of 2)

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Photo: Teresa Ascencao during Naked State 2016 – by Matt Hamon

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Episode LXXXV

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A Spencer Tunick Experience

An interview with Emma James (best known as Socks Off on Twitter) who was one of 3,000 people who participated in the Spencer Tunick installation organised on July 9th by the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, UK.Links to items mentioned in the show:

Photo: Emma James with Rod, a fellow naturist

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Episode LXXXIV

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Architecture of Nudism and Naturism

An interview with Sarah Schrank, associate professor of history at California State University, Long Beach, about her article on the architecture of nudism. Her article is as much a history of the nudist/naturist movement and the way its ideas and how it is practiced have changed over time.

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Photo: The Mason Family’s backyard from “The Private Life of a Nudist Family” in Nude Living Magazine #2, 1961.

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Episode LXXXIII

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2016 Update

An update about the future of the Naturist Living Show. And some reader comments! To summarize: The show will now benefits from the volunteer help of Sean Mitchell. There will be more regular episode although they may not be exactly on a monthly schedule. As well, we will limit the shows to a single topic which means that episodes may be shorter but more frequent.

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Photo: Naturist Living Show host Stéphane Deschênes in his recording studio, April 2015.

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Episode LXXXII
Note: this episode is correctly numbered but, with the publication of this episode, the last 4 episodes have been renumbered to be 78-81 because there were two episodes numbered 77.

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Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort

An interview with Morley Schloss who tells us about Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort. Recorded in February 2015 just before the start of the annual mid-winter naturist festival.

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Photo: Morley Schloss and Stéphane Deschênes at Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort, February 10, 2015.

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Episode LXXXI
Note: this episode was originally incorrectly identified as episode 80.

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Working at Bare Oaks

Each year, Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park needs to hire a number of people for the summer – more every year because of the park’s growth. At times, hiring the right people has been a challenge. We discuss the new and successful strategy used for the summer of 2015.

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Photo: Front desk at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

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Episode LXXX
Note: this episode is incorrectly identified as episode 79 in the audio.

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Tiki-Tomba

We discover the Tiki-Tomba group that brings fun, energy, talent and youth to the White Thorn Lodge Nude Volleyball Superbowl in Pennsylvania.

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Photo: Tiki-Tomba banner

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Episode LXXIX
Note: this episode is incorrectly identified as episode 78 in the audio.

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Volleyball Superbowl 45 at White Thorn Lodge

We attend the 45th annual nude volleyball superbowl at White Thorn Lodge in Pennsylvania.

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Photo: Aerial Photo of the main area and some of the volleyball courts at White Thorn Lodge during the Nude Volleyball Superbowl

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Episode LXXVIII
Note: this episode is incorrectly identified as episode 77 in the audio.

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Working in a Nudist Club

Lisa Brandt talks about her experience working at the Four Seasons Nudist Resort in the early 1980’s and The Naked Truth, the book she wrote about it. Plus Darren from Australia, Felicity from YNA and more…

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Photo: Cover of The Naked Truth by Lisa Brandt

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Episode LXXVII

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Nude Art

An interview with Virginia Eichhorn, the curator of Getting Naked, an exhibit of nude art from the Canadian Art Council Art Bank; most of which has never been publicly displayed because of society’s discomfort with nudity. Plus Felicity and more…

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Photo: Porcelain sculpture titled “Parian” (2007) by Gregory James Payce from the Art Bank and featured in the Getting Naked exhibit at THEMUSEUM. If it does not seem like nude art, look closer at the negative space between the two sculptures.

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Episode LXXVI

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