A series of images: 2

By Tatjana Baleta “Every image holds the potential to be transformed in infinite ways….”  Here is the second set in her series:  Check out the first set in Tatjana’s series here! Follow Tatjana on Instagram @tatzab or email her for further information at tatjana.baleta@gmail.com Advertisements

A series of images: 1

 By Tatjana Baleta “I did my first collages as a small child, and now many years later I find myself returning to this art form. There is something special about picking out elements of images and combining them to create a completely new picture.” Tatjana’s images will be released over a few days. Here is…

Globalization, technology and intimacy

By Pieter du Plessis We are jumping. We have been jumping we have been jumping boundaries. Lines. – We have been jumping them all the time. There is horror and beauty There is touch and divide. The strange is familiar and the familiar is strange when we jump into one another’s arms.   1.  With…

Review: Au-delà de l’humain by Cie Zora Snake

By Nicola van Straaten ( There are times when one has to hurl oneself at a page. Or in this case, a screen. Language, the thing that takes up the whole body (particularly the roundish lump at the top) occupies our skin so fully, unilaterally even. When I write the word ‘language’ I mean to…

grass and water / jumping and swimming

By Dave Mann  1998 A day of freshly cut grass and Gatti’s ice-creams. In the front garden, my sister teaches me to do cartwheels – she does not succeed. “You keep jumping into it and bending your arms,” she tells me. “Keep your arms and legs straight. Pretend you have a steel pole running through…

editorial: jumping

.JUMPING. is not just a verb reserved for dancers, athletes and those small little spiders you find in the kitchen that leap up threateningly, even when your mom assures you they’re harmless. no… JUMPING is a verb that has morphed and changed with time and has found its way to be one of the four…

Thoughts about Verbs

Nicola van Straaten A while ago, Kopano, Julia and I were discussing the idea of themed issues for Any Body Zine (ABZ). In case you aren’t quite aware of what you’re reading right now, ABZ is a collective publishing project that the three of us have been doing together since our first issue came out…

Falling (audio contribution)

Mmakgosi Kgabi I met Nicola van Straaten as we began our studies together (they call it sommersemester in Germany 2017) for the MA in Solo Dance and Authorship as a homegirl from one of the many places „ I am from“. Nicola told us about her zine and asked me if I would be interested…

Chin up, Buttercup

JJ Pelechaty Chin up, Buttercup JJ is an analogue collage creator that also makes zines, radio noises and a whole lot of love.  She lives and works in Rochester, NY. Find JJ on instagram @mixedmessagesclub  

Letting Go, or Falling

Julia de Rosenwerth I’ve been thinking a lot about ‘falling’ as a kind of ‘letting go’ and am linking this to dance training. I’ve also been thinking a lot about what makes a good dancer. Is it the ability to have near absolute-control over one’s body? i.e. the ability to NOT fall? Is the ability…

white boy love

Ariana Munsamy — i could write poetry about what it means to fall in love with a white boy over and over again but id be lying if i told you that he didnt rape me in a bathroom when i was 15 in a pool house when i was 7 im still falling in…

Three poems: Qondiswa James

Qondiswa James  — Crushed Somewhat She is made of bone. She finds herself in unfamiliar skin and the laughter of her soul thinks it could somehow claw its way out She lives inside herself and finds the sharp glare of the world too harsh a light and feels as though the entirety could consume her…