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Episode 4

Listen to Season 3, Episode 4 of The ICA Podcast, featuring interdisciplinary artist Lukhanyiso Skosana!

We embark on an intimate journey with Skosana through her haunting 2022 performance Ingoduko yamaNkazana (The Return of the Home of Harlots), a deeply personal work that sees the artist grappling with her identity and family histories. Death, grief, loss and ultimately recovery, rest and return are all at the heart of this work, layered with memories of personal experiences, both traumatic and transformative.

Listen on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, on our website; or wherever you find podcasts.  

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Lukhanyiso Skosana, Ingoduko yamaNkazana. 2022 ICA Live Art Festival. Photos by Xolani Tulumani.

Lukhanyiso Skosana is an actress, performance artist, vocalist, composer and theatre-maker born and bred eGqeberha in the Eastern Cape. She received an ICA Live Art Fellowship in 2022 to present Ingoduko yamaNkazana at the ICA Live Art Festival, and she also received an ICA Online Fellowship (2020-2021), for which she debuted her short film The Exorcism of Mary Magdalene: A Sexual Resurrection (2021), which was also presented at the Live Art Arcade and later exhibited at the National Arts Festival and the Turbine Art Fair (2021). She produced the musical scores for the short films Isimo and Dwala Lam (2021) created by visual artist Sethembile Msezane. Lukhanyiso is a Fleur du Cap Award winner for Best Original Musical Score & Performance for Womb of Fire (2018), a multi-award-winning production directed by Sara Matchett, in which she performed alongside Rehane Abrahams.

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Lukhanyiso Skosana, Ingoduko yamaNkazana. 2022 ICA Live Art Festival. Photo by Xolani Tulumani.

About The ICA Podcast

The Podcast – launched in July 2020 – emerged out of the ICA's 2019 publication Acts 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. Each episode is alive with music and audio from artists’ performances, and the weight and emotion of their personal stories.

Season 1 looked at the bodies of work of 8 diverse artists. In Season 2, each episode focused on a single performance, and the creative processes that brought them into being. Catch up on any episodes you may have missed on SpotifyApple Podcasts or wherever you listen. 

Season 3 – hosted by writer Nkgopoleng Moloi – explores 7 performances featured at the 2022 ICA Live Art Festival. Listen to each artist bring their immersive and richly layered performance to life, and reflect along the way on how their upbringing has shaped their practice.

The 7 episodes of Season 3 dive into:

I AM by Tandile Mbatsha
Between my finger and thumb by Asemahle Ntlonti
We are everywhere by Qondiswa James
Ingoduko yamaNkazana (The Return of the Home of Harlots) by Lukhanyiso Skosana
UkuNqula kukuThandaza by Nkosenathi Koela
Ifu Elimnyama: The Dark Cloud by Russel Hlongwane; and
Reclaiming the Poetics of Indigenous Horns by Kolawole Gbolahan

Looking ahead

In Episode 5 we'll be speaking to performer and multi-instrumentalist Nkosenathi Koela. Join us then!

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Lukhanyiso Skosana, Ingoduko yamaNkazana. 2022 ICA Live Art Festival. Photo by Xolani Tulumani.
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