May 18, 2022

Season 2 Episode 09: Ivana Dama

Goran Bregović

Arizona Dream – Official Soundtrack

Sound Artist & Researcher

Ivana is a sound artist and researcher currently working and living in Los Angeles. She graduated from UCLA's School of Arts and Architecture in the Design Media Arts and Digital Humanities department. Her art practice includes audio-video installations, robotics, web projects, as well as music performances. Her work explores the themes of sound and space ranging from microscopic, architectural, and satellite scale. Ivana participated in more than 30 group shows and two solo exhibitions in Portland and Los Angeles.


This season has truly been a joy to book and record. We have had the opportunity to connect with some incredibly intelligent, kind, and fun creatives, like the guest of this episode: Ivana Dama. 

She is a current artist in residence at The Har­vest­works Art and Tech­nol­o­gy Pro­gram on Gov­er­nors Island, with her work Command and Control. Listen in to hear more about her fascinating work.

Show Notes:


Harvestworks Residency

Sound Cloud


UCLA Art|Sci Studio + Lab

Audio Map Interactive App

YALDA شب يلدا : This is the event Connor and Rachel's neighbors put on. Their organization is called Farr Collective


The Spotify version is incomplete. You can listen to the full version of the soundtrack on YouTube

Article: Bregović's Plagiarism

The songs in question: The first one is from Arizona Dream. The second one is the track by Enrico Macias, that Bregović was sued for plagiarizing.

A little additional context on the inclusion of the Enrico Macias clip above: we talk in the episode about a suit against Goran Bregović by Enrico Macias which claimed Goran plaigerized Enrico's "Solenzara" for his "In the Death Car" – the suit was settled in favor of Macias in 2015 for one million euro.

Arizona Dream (full movie)

Time of the Gypsies


Clinton Van Arnam (An artist who has collaborated with Ivana)

Iggy Pop

TOTO: Dune Soundtrack

John Cage

Casey Reas: Creative Coding

Sister With Transistors



plagiarism - noun [ U ]


the process or practice of using another person's ideas or work and pretending that it is your own

*Cambridge Dictionary

appropriation noun [ C or U ]


the act of taking something for your own use, usually without permission

*Cambridge Dictionary

appreciation noun [ U ]


the act of recognizing or understanding that something is valuable, important, or as described

*Cambridge Dictionary

78 Days of Fear: Remembering NATO’s Bombing of Yugoslavia

Breakup of Yugoslavia

Radiolab: The Wubi Effect (episode about China adapting the modern computer keyboard)

SUAY Sew Shop post about someone photographing /stealing their designs

Suay Sew Shop Website

JACQUEMUS fasion line and "A beginning of a spring" or Mărțișor

Article on The Replication Crisis

Echoic Memory

Time of the Gypsies, Emir Kusturica

Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts, book

Romani People

Ol' Eddie Snip Fingies was released in 1990, three years before Depp's role in Arizona Dream

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