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un Podcast x Vanity Project: Toothache with Francis Carmody


Gertrude Studio Program

Vanity Project

Image courtesy of Vanity Project.

Charles and Laura sit down with Gertrude Studio Artist and man who wears many hats, Francis Carmody, in a new commission for un Extended. They dive deep into Francis' practice, and reveal the man behind the alibi. Francis' compulsion to curiosity suits Vanity Project just fine, after all we have podcasted from far more precarious places!

We follow Francis' deep curiosity into dentists' appointments with happy endings, cold calls with scientists, and reinterpretations of the myth of Atlas, whose job — for those of us who don't know — is to carry the weight of the world. The job of an artist at Gertrude Contemporary isn't so different!

This is the second in a small series of long-form audio interviews commissioned by un Projects which profiles a Gertrude studio artist.

At its inception, Vanity Project was a burgeoning podcast run by international co-conspirators, Charles and Laura. Two years later, it is a cultural institution run by besties still in love (and living in the same city). Vanity Project publishes dialogue (p- p- podcasts, sorry we still can't say it out loud) and occasional writing. We're the culture critics fighting extremely-online fatigue despite debilitating anemia.