Episode 03. DJ-ing Cats, Vegetable Puppetry & Supremacist Sandwich Art

In this episode we talk to Pushkin House Trustee, Ariadne Arendt. Born on the Black Sea in Crimea, and named after her great-grandmother, Ariadne moved to London from Moscow when she was four. Her creative projects span a wide range: a gangster Russian cat deejay alter-ego, a fictional artistic movement dedicated exclusively to sandwiches, a travelling vegetable puppet show, offering classic Russian literature spin-offs like Anna Karrotenina, Eugene Onionegin, Crime and Radishment. In addition to this Ariadne talks about her personal experience of growing up between different cultures and establishing a sense of belonging, from the Soviet Union to Montenegro.

An illustration of DJ Mourrka by Ariadne Arendt.

An illustration of DJ Mourrka by Ariadne Arendt.

Ariadne and her merchandise stall at an East London festival.

Ariadne and her merchandise stall at an East London festival.

Theatre Borscht.

Theatre Borscht.