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Thinking and Talking about Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia

The working processes of artists: Tim De Cotta

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In this video, LASALLE students Nicole Kessler and Marian Saturno speak to musician Tim De Cotta on his (many) musical influences, how he talks about social issues through music and how to keep your art pure. Tim De Cotta is a vocalist, bassist, songwriter and producer styled in R&B and hip hop, and founder of events company Getai Group. This video can also be viewed on YouTube.

 

Between February to April 2019, BA in Arts Management students from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, embarked on an artist documentation project as part of their module History & Contextual Studies: materials, methods, history. The first-year students were tasked with interviewing an artist to better understand an aspect of their practice – their processes and influences, issues they were interested in exploring through their artmaking – and to produce the result of the interview in the form of a video.

The students were given brief parameters for the project but creative freedom in how they executed the
brief and shot and edited their videos. They were also allowed to select any artist to interview. Some immediately gravitated to an artist they admired, some selected from within their own artistic communities, while others chose artists they were unfamiliar with or simply curious about. Six of the best videos will be shown in partnership with ArtsEquator.


This video of Tim De Cotta is part of a video project by BA Arts Management students of LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. This is the last of the six-part series. For more videos, click here.

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