The Podcast – launched in July 2020 – emerged out of the ICA's 2019 publicationActs of Transgression: Contemporary Live Art in South Africa and extends the work begun by the book through conversations with the creators and curators of Live Art. The role of the Podcast has been particularly important in this time of the pandemic, when live performance has been difficult and sometimes impossible, but the intimacy and expansiveness of listening remains critical.
Season 1 featured 8 site-specific and in-studio interviews with a diverse range of artists: fashion designer and artist Lesiba Mabitsela, performance artist and activist Chuma Sopotela, visual artist and academic Meghna Singh, curator Khanyisile Mbongwa, performance artist and photographer Dean Hutton, visual and performance artist Sikhumbuzo Makandula, and curator Nkule Mabaso, with a bonus episode featuring writer Bongani Kona.
Donna Kukama, We the Not-Not People! -Things done, not told. Inscribed, not written. Photo by Xolani Tulumani.
We are doing things a bit differently this Season – offering each episode not as a broad overview of a body of work, but as a deep dive into a single performance.
Over the course of the next 7 episodes, running until early 2022, we invite you to encounter 7 remarkable artworks, and to enter into the creative processes that brought them into being:
Body of Evidence by Jay Pather We the Not-Not People! -Things done, not told. Inscribed, not written by Donna Kukama Things We Lost in the Rainbow by Athi-Patra Ruga Jesus Thesis and Other Critical Fabulations by Kopano Maroga Qash-Qash by Nomcebisi Moyikwa Yet to be Determined by Gavin Krastin Fragments of Encounters by nomi blum
Accompany each artist as they bring their immersive and richly layered performance to life, and reflect along the way on how their upbringing and education has shaped their practice. We look forward to sharing these conversations with you!
Jay Pather, Body of Evidence. Photo by Val Adamson.
From left to right: Nomcebisi Moyikwa, Kopano Maroga (photo by Katinka Bester), nomi blum.
Gavin Krastin, Yet to be Determined. Photo by Xolani Tulumani.
Athi-Patra Ruga, Things We Lost in the Rainbow. Photo by Xolani Tulumani.
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