podcast

 

conversations with people about how they live and how they make art

podcast

 

conversations with people about how they live and how they make art

 Between Twenty and Thirty: Podcast Series 

Read up about our conversations for the new moon...

Between Twenty and Thirty: Conversations for the New Moon is ABZ’s very first podcast project! Kopano and Nicola have sat down with eight different artists to hear about their lives between the ages of twenty and thirty. Each conversation lasts no longer than thirty minutes and offers insights into the various and varied ways in which an artist’s life can unfold.

Each conversation will be released on the new moon; they are meant to be received as inspiration – a reminder that as a creative person and artist, there is no single path to follow. The project also seeks to document the lives of artists and start the creation of an aural archive that can serve a new generation of artists.

Artists interviewed include Nico Athene, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Robyn Orlin and more. Please remember that each conversation was recorded in a unique situation and space – we do not have access to a professional recording studio! We are DIY makers who are doing a podcast project for the very first time… So think kindly upon us, if the quality is not consistent and don’t forget that we have provided transcriptions of every interview for your reading pleasure.

Episode 3: With Jay Pather

Jay Pather and Kopano Maroga in conversation for ANY BODY ZINE’s current podcast project, “Between Twenty and Thirty” as we discuss, document and hear the stories of the lives of artists between the ages of twenty and thirty.

In this episode, we hear the fascinating account of Jay Pather’s twenties as he pursued his studies in theatre during the peak of apartheid. Join us as we listen to how the artist, curator and academic navigated the early years of his career and the extremity of politics imbued within and upon the body.

Episode 2: With Mmakgosi Kgabi

Nicola van Straaten and Mmakgosi Kgabi in conversation for ANY BODY ZINE’s new podcast “Between Twenty and Thirty”, during which we talk with various artists about what they were doing in their twenties.

In this episode, we hear Mmakgosi’s story from Botswana to South Africa to Germany as the would-be economist hustled harder than we’ll ever know to be in the theatre and take her place as a performer. Radio, musical theatre, television, dance and performance – Mmakgosi has done it all and shares her story as well as some tips on how to make the hustle work.

Episode 1: With Nico Athene

Kopano Maroga and Nico Athene in conversation for ANY BODY ZINE’s new podcast “Between Twenty and Thirty”, during which we talk with various artists about what they were doing in their twenties.

In this episode, follow the story of how Nico moved from the film industry to stripping to performing arts as Kopano and Nico discuss questions of sexual labour, privatisation of intimacy, the blurring of public and private and why the whole philosophical “brains-in-vats” idea is an inherently priveleged white male thinking place.