Pip Stafford interviews Feras Shaheen and Jay Hennicke, curators of Our Side of Things. The installation and associated programs were a vivid representation of freestyle football battles, workshops, and a celebration of the culture, incorporating dance, design, and sports. In this interview Feras recounts his experience combining his interest in dance and football, while Jay talks about his journey as a freestyle footballer that started at 14. The episode records their insights into this unique culture and its representation within the gallery. They share the inspiration behind aesthetics of the installation, freestyle football competition experiences, and their influences from other cultures and communities.
Additional live audio courtesy of Feras Shaheen and Jay Hennicke from Our Side of Things main event, 26 August 2023