Artist in Residence Podcast: Coco Solid
Self-isolation has been hard. Art can help everyone. Artist in Residence is an immersive podcast series made in collaboration with ten New Zealand artists across theatre, music, poetry and dance. Each artist has made you a 15-minute personalised audio performance to help with one thing you might be feeling in isolation and as we transition out of it.
Jessicoco Hansell aka. Coco Solid is a Māori (Ngāpuhi), Samoan and German creative from Auckland. She is a Fulbright scholar, New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate, and a long-time musician and screenwriter/director. She shares art, audio and journalism at KuiniQontrol.com and is the creator of cult cartoon series Aroha Bridge.
A collective member of Piki Films, Coco has an MFA in Creative Writing from Victoria University Wellington, she attended the Red Bull Music Academy in Barcelona and is an Eleanor Catton Horoeka Scholarship Recipient. She has been a mentor/speaker at the Ableton LOOP Festival in Los Angeles and the Creative New Zealand Pacific writer in residence at the University of Hawai’i. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, i-D, VICE and Sunday Star Times among others.
Artist in Residence: Coco Solid
If You're Looking For A Sign, This Could Be It
Coco has created If You're Looking For A Sign, This Could Be It, an audio performance from lockdown, to listen to when you feel existentially overwhelmed and looking for a sign.
Listen in a cosy position and outfit, in a psychedelic mood, uninterrupted, either wearing headphones or on a mean system.
This episode is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, our RSS feed and right here.
If you're listening from mobile, Apple, Spotify and Soundcloud are preferable to the below player (as the sound won't cut out when your phone goes to sleep!)
We recommend headphones.
Each artist has provided you with an accompanying text or artwork with their episode. To accompany their podcast, this is a watercolour from creators Coco Solid and Tokerau Wilson.
Synergy was her higher self, not Jem
If You’re Looking For A Sign is created & performed by Coco Solid
Music and sound design: Tokerau Wilson
Additional sound design: Byron Coll
Theme music: C. Frances Duncan and Ruby Solly
Graphic design: Sarah Gladwell
Produced by Kate Prior for The Pantograph Punch
Made with the support of NZ on Air