In episode 01 of The Iconocast Canvas, co-hosts Nekeisha and Seth discuss the origins and goals of this new segment of Jesus Radicals' long-running podcast. Together, they share their perspectives on the interplay of art, faith and politics in resistance and reconstruction; why they think it's important to make space to explore these connections with artists; and what they hope to do with this venture as it moves forward.
Music, "Lab Classic." Produced by The Passion HiFi (www.thepassionhifi.com)
Nekeisha is a transplant to the Elkhart, Indiana community with roots extending to her native Trinidad and the city that raised her, Manhattan, NYC. In addition to her day jobs as a graphic designer and an intercultural competence and undoing racism coordinator, she is also an independent writer and speaker, youth ministry team leader, and avid vegangelist. Nekeisha enjoys listening to whatever music catches her ear, frequent karaoke excursions, intermittent poetry writing, and good banter with good friends. She is the cofounder and a co-organizer of the Jesus Radicals website, and rumor has it she needs more sleep.
Seth lives at the Red Oak Permaculture house (part of the Prairie Wolf Collective) in Elkhart, Indiana, but grew up in the beautiful city of Toledo, Ohio (shout out 419). Seth has had many different occupations ranging from cook, server, waiter, organic farming intern (twice), mental health case manager, life skills class instructor, and is currently a carpenter's apprentice. Seth spends most of his time playing guitar, listening to loud music, writing random thoughts and drinking coffee while pacing.
A platform to explore the interplay of art, faith and politics in the work of justice, liberation, resistance and social reconstruction, and for artists to discuss the convictions that motivate their work.