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Nkosenathi Koela, UkuNqula kukuThandaza. 2022 ICA Live Art Festival. Photo by Xolani Tulumani.

The ICA is proud to announce the launch of Season 3 of The ICA Podcast

Listen to the introductory episode now on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherPodcast Addict, or wherever you find podcasts.

You can also listen below:

About Season 3

In this Season -- hosted by writer Nkgopoleng Moloi -- each episode explores a performance featured at the 2022 ICA Live Art Festival. Join us over the course of the next 7 episodes as each artist brings their immersive and richly layered performance to life, and reflects along the way on how their upbringing and education has shaped their practice.

We'll be diving into:

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

We look forward to sharing these conversations with you!

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Qondiswa James, We are everywhere. 2022 ICA Live Art Festival. Photo by Xolani Tulumani.

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Russel Hlongwane, Ifu Elimnyama: The Dark Cloud. 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 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.

In Season 2, each episode focused on a single performance, and the creative processes that brought them into being, featuring We the Not-Not People! -Things done, not told. Inscribed, not written by Donna Kukama; Jesus Thesis and Other Critical Fabulations by Kopano Maroga; Qash-Qash by Nomcebisi Moyikwa; Yet to be Determined by Gavin Krastin; Things We Lost in the Rainbow by Athi-Patra Ruga; Fragments of Encounters by nomi blum, and Body of Evidence by Jay Pather.

Catch up on any episodes you may have missed from Season 1 and Season 2 on SpotifyApple Podcasts or wherever you listen. You can also listen and read more on the ICA website.

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Kolawole Gbolahan, Reclaiming the Poetics of Indigenous Horns. 2022 ICA Live Art Festival. Photo by Xolani Tulumani.  

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(Left to right) Tandile Mbatsha; Asemahle Ntlonti, photo by Manyaku Mashile; Lukhanyiso Skosana.

The new host of Season 3 of The ICA Podcast, Nkgopoleng Moloi, is a writer based in Cape Town. Her work has appeared in Art Forum, Elephant Art, Mail & Guardian and the British Journal of Photography.  She recently curated "Practices of Self-Fashioning", an exhibition exploring queer mobility, at the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg. 

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Nkgopoleng Moloi