This oral history interview is an intimate conversation between two people, both of whom have generously agreed to share this recording with Oral History Summer School, and with you. Please listen in the spirit with which this was shared.

This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please inquire about permissions.

All rights are reserved by Oral History Summer School.

Researchers will understand that:

  • Oral History Summer School abides by the General Principles & Best Practices for Oral History as agreed upon by the Oral History Association (2018) and expects that use of this material will be done with respect for these professional ethics.
  • Unless verbal patterns are germane to your scholarly work, when quoting from this material researchers are encouraged to correct the grammar and make other modifications maintaining the flavor of the narrator’s speech while editing the material for the standards of print.
  • All citations must be attributed to Oral History Summer School:
    Narrator’s Name, Oral history interview, YYYY, Oral History Summer School

Gin Maccallum

June 24, 2018


Hudson, NY


Recorded by

Andrew Marquis

This interview is available in-person only. Please get in touch if you would like to listen.
Is this your interview?
Click here to respond.

Gin MacCallum is forty-eight years old.  In this interview, she discusses the difference between capital ‘A’ and lowercase ‘a’ artists and considers herself one of that latter variety.  Gin talks about her work as a performance artist and as a practitioner and teacher of restorative yoga.  She recalls several of the places her work thus far has taken her, including multiple trips to Germany.  She looks back to her first journey—as an adolescent to Machu Picchu to meditate for peace.  Gin recounts growing up in West Virginia and considers her relationship with her parents; she reflects upon her views of parenting and talks about her daughter.  Gin speaks about living in Philadelphia and outside New York City.  She looks forward to the possibility of relinquishing her house and embracing a more nomadic existence; she contemplates what such a move would mean for her family life, her profession, and her economic condition. Gin explores her affinity for darkness and dark spaces.

No items found.
Interviewer Bio:
Andrew Marquis

Andy Marquis is a teacher and philosopher of politics, education, and morality. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.

Additional Info:
Interview language(s):
Audio quality:

Audio Quality Scale

Low - There is some background noise and the narrator is hard to hear.

Medium - There is background noise, but the narrator is audible.

High - There is little background noise and the narrator is audible.


This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please click here to inquire about permissions.

Part of this interview may be played in a radio broadcast or podcast.

Oral history is an iterative process. In keeping with oral history values of anti-fixity, interviewees will have an opportunity to add, annotate and reflect upon their lives and interviews in perpetuity. Talking back to the archive is a form of “shared authority.”

Is this your interview?
Click here
to leave updates or reflections on your life, your interview or your listening experience.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.