340m/s is the speed of sound in air. This spring and summer, against the backdrop of the epidemic in many major cities in China, Macalline Art Center’s “Cacotopia” podcast project will continue to collect different voices from the art community in their daily life, and create a unique act by integrating these monologues, dialogues, and sounds from our environments. In each issue, we will ask 7 contributors from various locations to share their understandings of a same thematic keyword, as a testimony of the changing environmental and working conditions, as well as the impact on our lifestyle.
“Cacotopia” is a podcast that brings together different perspectives and focuses on voices that may be easily overlooked in everyday life.
Conversations with Art Writers is an interview podcast presented by Macalline Art Center and Heichi Magazine. Writers active in the art industry are invited to share their thoughts, questions, and experiences in an interview format.
This podcast belongs to Future Host’s on-going writing project “Scripture”. “Scripture” is a book of speculative fiction inspired by The Book of Mountains and Seas, an ancient Taoist classic. The fiction unfolds in two directions: Qinyuan, a diminutive bee-bird, sexes and assassinates its way out of the mythological landscape. In another world, the son of a master potter from Jingdezhen wanders in the western world as SHE, with insoluble mud on her hands. Chapters from “Scripture” will be released in English and Chinese concurrently with the podcast. 

The Macalline Center of Art (MACA) is a non-profit art institution located in the 798 Art District of Beijing and officially inaugurated its space on January 15, 2022. Occupying a two-story building with a total area of 900 square meters, MACA unites artists, curators, and other art and cultural practitioners from around the world. Through its diverse, ongoing, and collaborative approaches, the Center establishes a new site on the contemporary art scene. Guided by the “work of artists” and backed by interdisciplinary research, the Center aims to bring together a community passionate about art and devoted to the “contemporary” moment so as to respond proactively to our rapidly evolving times.