Archiving the Essence of Advanced Industrial Societies: A Conversation with Visual Artist Joseph Cochran II
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Archiving the Essence of Advanced Industrial Societies: A Conversation with Visual Artist Joseph Cochran II

In today's episode, we have a captivating conversation with Joseph Cochran II, a visual artist, researcher, and archivist who delves into the essence of advanced industrial societies and the power of archives.

Join us as we explore Joseph's unique perspective shaped by personal trauma and his dedication to capturing the mythological and historical significance within his work. Through mediums like photography, text, video, and installation, Joseph crafts thought-provoking art that intertwines research and archiving practices.

In our talk, Joseph shares:

  • Early influences and the themes he explores in his captivating art.
  • His artistic journey and the driving forces behind his archive-centric approach.
  • The impact of Joseph's exhibitions, both domestically and internationally, at prestigious venues.

Joseph Cochran II's belief in the importance of truth shines through his artistic endeavors. Join us in this inspiring episode as we uncover the profound messages embedded in his exhibitions and installations. Prepare to be captivated and inspired by the world of Joseph Cochran II.


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Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard.

Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

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Rob Lee
Host
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Joseph Cochran II
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Joseph Cochran II
Joseph Cochran II is a visual artist, researcher, and archivist who delves into the essence of advanced industrial societies and the power of archives.