Vox Pops: Matt Copson and Alastair MacKinven ‘Eggy and Seedy’

ArtLab’s approach to the first Reading International exhibition by Matt Copson and Alastair MacKinven, ‘All Day Breakfast’ at Munchies Café Reading is to capture conversations that occur over ‘A Cup Of Tea’.

ArtLab co-researchers have been conducting interviews with Reading residents and visitors to asking the questions: ‘when visiting this exhibition, what does Reading mean to you?’ and ‘what does International mean to you?’

Everyday chats at locations in Reading are captured, edited and presented as a network of voices that combine local thoughts with international artworks.

You will be able to listen to the responses on Blast 1386, Reading College’s very own radio station, or download the podcasts from the Reading International website.

  • Margrethe
  • Tatenda
  • Sahar
  • Orest
Hi! I'm Margrethe Liland and I am a second year BA art student at University of Reading. I’m working for Reading International – it is an amazing opportunity to explore art and also bring art and people together, here in Reading.
Hi, my name is Tatenda Chabuka, I'm a third year single honor art student. I've been coming to Munchies Cafe to conduct interviews for Reading International. It was daunting at first, but people were surprisingly obliging. I interviewed nuns who were visiting for the day. It was the first time I've ever spoken to real life nuns!
Hi I'm Sahar Malik and I'm a student at the art department in my third year. I have been taking interviews for the university radio station and Reading international. I have found that recording interviews in the cafe is a little difficult, as the majority of people who come in are older and eating and do not always want to be disturbed. I haven't been successful in getting many interviews within the cafe so I went out into town where I was able to approach more people. 
Hi! I'm Orest Xheza and I'm a third year BA Art and English Literature student at the University of Reading. I'm working for Reading International as it is an amazing opportunity to explore art and also bringing art and people together in Reading.