The Miracle Podcasts are hosted by Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura and Lucia Pietroiusti and were recorded live at the Serpentine Galleries’ Miracle Marathon, 2016.
Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and raised in the even more exotic locales of south-east London. She is a DJ and radio presenter, championing the most forward-thinking music from the global underground. Working closely with artists and innovators in visual culture throughout her career, she oversees art direction for her own audio-visual projects and is also one of the brains and hearts behind the leading music platform NTS Radio.
Lucia Pietroiusti is Curator of General Ecology at the Serpentine Galleries (London) as well as the Curator of Sun & Sea (Marina) by Rugile Barzdziukaite, Vaiva Grainyte and Lina Lapelyte, the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, 2019, awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation. She is the curator (with Filipa Ramos) of the durational festival on interspecies consciousness, The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish (2018-19) as well as the research, publication and performance project, PLANTSEX, on erotics and botany. Since 2013, she has programmed and produced research projects, artist commissions and performances, as well as film and collaborative partnerships, at the Serpentine Galleries. Pietroiusti was the co-curator of the 2018 (Work), 2016 (Miracle), 2015 (Transformation) and 2014 (Extinction) editions of the Serpentine’s yearly Marathon festival of art, science and technology; and the co-curator (with Kay Watson) and co-presenter (with Victoria Sin) of The Serpentine Podcast. Previously, Pietroiusti has been Assistant Curator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (2007-2009) and Associate Editor of the journal of the arts and letters, Boulevard Magenta (2008-2010). Pietroiusti is currently researching more-than-humanism, ecology, interspecies consciousness, species extinction, plant intelligence, botany and myth.
Holly White works across mediums including, video, performance, cast bronze, glazed ceramics, weaving, knitting, sculpture and installation, Holly White presents a body of work that is intriguing, personal and cumulative. Using leitmotif that are collectively known and faded, along with works that integrate memories and the subconscious, the space has been transformed into a place that evokes possibilities of what might be. Holly White suggests and proposes both a new present and a new future whilst re-imagining how one looks at the past.