Sue Schardt

Sue Schardt produces media that enables people to recognize themselves as part of a larger whole.

9:35pET #starsofthelid The ballasted orchestra : 9:35pET
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The ballasted orchestra : Down II
Carpet python perfect shred #youtube 
#liveradio @itmoto.listen 
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The ballasted orchestra : Down II
Carpet python perfect shred #youtube
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#mystic
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9:08pET #liveradio #algiamaehinton the great Blues 9:08pET
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#algiamaehinton the great Blues 1 #youtube 
#jimmyguiffre 
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Deep Purple
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Deep Purple
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8:55pET #artofnoise Moments in Love 1982 #livera 8:55pET 
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Moments in Love
1982
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Moments in Love
1982
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8:41pET
#balanescuquartet
Life&death
Passion (Valse Musette) Tony Murena #youtube
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8:30pET #thadanderson As We May Think Fisherman 8:30pET
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As We May Think 
Fisherman catch a lot of fish #youtube
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Crazy soundtracking

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#thadanderson
As We May Think
Fisherman catch a lot of fish #youtube
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Crazy soundtracking
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8:13pET #balamacab Woman walking in wheat field 8:13pET 
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Woman walking in wheat field at sunset
#YouTube
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Woman walking in wheat field at sunset
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4:46pET @dialecticsjazz ITMOTO Cubana Chant #Oscar 4:46pET
@dialecticsjazz ITMOTO
Cubana Chant
#OscarPeterson 1964
#youtube 
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@dialecticsjazz ITMOTO
Cubana Chant
#OscarPeterson 1964
#youtube
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00:33ET All night long In the Margin Dancing Doll 00:33ET
All night long 
In the Margin
Dancing Dolls #youtube 
Amina Claudine Meyers
#mercy
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All night long
In the Margin
Dancing Dolls #youtube
Amina Claudine Meyers
#mercy
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Studio set. Ready for what comes #solstice All Nig Studio set. Ready for what comes #solstice All Night Long in the Margin.  Call or text. 617-253-8810.  Wmbr.org.

Studio set. Ready for what comes #solstice All Night Long in the Margin. Call or text. 617-253-8810. Wmbr.org. ...

Posted @withrepost • @sususcha 🙏🏼 @jillsee Posted @withrepost • @sususcha 🙏🏼 @jillsees unconquerable sun  #longestnight #solstice

Posted @withrepost • @sususcha 🙏🏼 @jillsees unconquerable sun #longestnight #solstice ...

Join me > all night #Solstice vigil via WMBR.org 1 Join me > all night #Solstice vigil via WMBR.org 11pET > Sat 6aET.  Bring poems, songs, words for collective dreaming...manifest a new reality. 
Call or text 617-253-8810.  #wmbr #sueschardt

Join me > all night #Solstice vigil via WMBR.org 11pET > Sat 6aET.  Bring poems, songs, words for collective dreaming...manifest a new reality.
Call or text 617-253-8810.  #wmbr #sueschardt
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5:24pET Sinead O’Connor thank you for hearing me 5:24pET
Sinead O’Connor
thank you for hearing me
#mailpickup #volunteer 
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Sinead O’Connor
thank you for hearing me
#mailpickup #volunteer
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5:14pET Yungchen Lhamo #tibet #youtube Profession 5:14pET
Yungchen Lhamo
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Professional mourners  of Sardinia
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Yungchen Lhamo
#tibet
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Professional mourners of Sardinia
#keening
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5:04pET
James Brown
Stonemason
#youtube Indian blacksmith making billhooks
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4:47pET #janisjoplin All is loneliness #sueschar 4:47pET
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All is loneliness 
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All is loneliness
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4:46pET
#youtube
#laurieanderson
Songs from the #bardo
Pushkar gypsy man singing
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4:24pET #henrypurcell King Arthur/what power art 4:24pET
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King Arthur/what power art thou (act III)
#YouTube first female ascent 
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#henrypurcell
King Arthur/what power art thou (act III)
#YouTube first female ascent
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4:09pET
#sandhillcrane
#LouReed Heroin
arr #davidlang
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5:21pET #devendrabanhart Now All Gone #sueschardt 5:21pET
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Now All Gone
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Now All Gone
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4:34pET
Collective Elephant
Liquid Feedback
#youtube tari panyembrama
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I’m turning my attention now to the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia and its rich legacy as a “playground for the soul.” It was first established in 1898 on the top floor of the SB & BW Fleisher Yarn Manufacturing Company by Samuel Fleisher who, with his sister Helen, “believed that art is one of society’s greatest assets and equalizers, and (who,) from the doorway of his Graphic Sketch Club, invited the world to come and learn art.”

The factory is long gone but the “sketch club” lives on in the form of the Art Memorial, with thousands of people from the community teaching, learning, and making over the decades since it was founded. I’m producer-in-residence and fortunate to have the collective wisdom, experience, and backing of Margin Media’s recently appointed advisors

I’ll draw heavily on my experience with Localore, a production I began developing in 2010, serving as founding executive producer and also CEO of AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio. My vision was to establish a broad field of experimentation across public media. Over eight years and three iterations, Localore evolved, with hundreds of independent, station-based, and community producers making their own vision for how public media could be meaningful and important to many more people in local communities large and small. That work continues, and as I now move into a new community, I know I’ll rely on the experience of the producers who led our local productions, and also the people we worked with — who lived in the places we embedded.

I’ve fielded many questions about my decision to resign from AIR. I’ve chosen not to make a public statement, but wrote a final memo to the board of directors (posted here).  It may provide some context for those seeking understanding. I’m fully supportive of AIR, and look forward to seeing how a fresh vision will build on the foundation I established over my eleven year tenure.

I’ve had the great fortune this past year to turn fully toward my own personal creative work. I was one of 26 termite artists included in an exhibition at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, One Day at a Time, Manny Farber and Termite Art. It’s curator Helen Molesworth’s compelling homage to the legendary film critic, teacher, painter and his concept  of termite art. The continuous stream I produced over six months was derived from my long-standing radio program, In the Margin of the Other with Sue Schardt, broadcasting from WMBR-FM at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A later commission by the Mystical Theology Network grew out of the termite work. Into Becoming, a collaboration between Sue Schardt, Deb Todd Wheeler, Natalie Surmeli/Tribe of Wolves, and Masery Studios, transformed a dance studio into a space of rest, contemplation and manifestation. 

Then, a three-month expedition that took me to disparate regions of the country, including the settlement for people with Hansen’s disease at Kalaupapa, a prayer lodge on the Lame Deer reservation in Montana, and to the off roads of New Mexico in search of Agnes Martin’s sanctified space of inspiration. Stillness, reconciliation and so many wonderful people…this pilgrimage of meditation and discernment on language, expression, and communication carries me, grateful and further still, into the Fleisher community.

I released a statement recently to announce Margin Media, share reflections, and express my commitment to direct the power for the greater good.  Read it here.

On this site you’ll find links to various media projects, research studies underlying the work, speeches, musing, and more. Up top is my running playlist mashing of live radio and YouTube. Yikes! Follow along by subscribing on Instagram @ITMOTO.listen. Please do reach out if you’d like to talk about what you’re working on, or want to learn more about my work.

Read, absorb, reach me at sue@marginmedia.org

—Sue Schardt, 1-14-20

Support for Margin Media is provided by the Waterman II Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation. The 2020 producer-in-residency is a sponsored project of the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Inc. made possible by a grant from the Wyncote Foundation.