AD 237 | Emma Ruth Rundle
“Dowsing Voice”
Emma Ruth Rundle is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and visual artist. 

Topics Discussed In This Episode:
  • Emma leaving Cal Arts to move to Wellington, New Zealand
  • Outsider art
  • Yoshino’s introduction into photography
  • Finding one’s flow state
  • Tapping into the collective consciousness within one’s art
  • Exploring the role of an artist
  • Her newest album and visual art project “Dowsing Voice”
  • Traveling to Wales to record “Dowsing Voice”
  • Unblocking the gateway of the mind to allow the muse to enter
  • Emma exploring getting her MFA
  • Journaling
  • Arthurian legends and Celtic myths
  • Feeling less lonely when you can connect with an artist’s body of work
  • Finding people you can connect with along the way
  • Post-narrative work

People / Artists Mentioned:
  1. Henry Darger (Artist)
  2. Maja Ruznic (Painter)
  3. Vivian Maier (Photographer)
  4. Francis Bacon (Painter)
  5. Sibylle Baier (Folk Singer) 
  6. Nick Drake (Singer-Songwriter)
  7. Joan Didion (Writer)
  8. Margaret Atwood (Writer)
  9. Olivia Laing (Writer)
  10. Phil Hale (Artist)
  11. Shape of Despair (Band)
  12. Patrick Walker (Musician)
  13. Lidia Yuknavitch (Writer)
  14. Mizmor (Band)
  15. Mary Maddux of Meditation Oasis
  16. Wim Wenders (Director)
  17. Andrei Tarkovsky (Director)
  18. Dave Elitch (Drummer)

Books Mentioned:
  1. “Everybody” by Olivia Laing
  2. The Mabinogion
  3. Poetic Edda
  4. “The Misfit’s Manifesto” by Lidia Yuknavitch

Films / TV Shows Mentioned:
  1. Wings of Desire (1987)
  2. Midsomer Murders (1997)
  3. Slow TV - Norway
  4. Stalker (1979)

Posted 6.20.2022


"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self, and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists.

This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. It’s a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.

My intention is to give my audience a sense of real human connection, something that feels rich and organic.

When I was thinking of a title I thought of the word “movement”.

In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art."

- Yoshino