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Time to Bleed

An extended conversation between Aryan Kaganof and Walter Mignolo   What I don’t want to do, more than anything in the world, is bore anybody and scare them off with all that stuff about his being an esteemed professor, foremost authority on decolonization, blah blah shit. Fuck that. Walter’s important because of what he says […]

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Giant Steps – from a film by Aryan Kaganof and Geoff Mphakati

By Aryan Kaganof & Geoff Mphakati We’re only preparing you to get to the less hellish part of hell. Heaven, you’re not going! Father Mathias to Lefifi Tladi January 12, 2008 Geoff Mphakati: I managed Dashiki until it was banned and went underground, until some of its members had to leave the country and go […]

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Interactions: A Strategy of Difference and Repetition

Interactions Interactions is an edited excerpt from filmmaker, writer and artist Aryan Kaganof’s new short film of the same name. Originating out of a commission by the Theater Institut Netherlands – which wanted a “film report” on a meeting of art professionals – Kaganof created a satire of bureaucracy, cultural administration and distorted power balances. […]

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Howl Marikana

Announcing his intentions with a howl that echoes Ginsberg, Aryan Kaganof offers a funeral march to fallen comrades. Is it possible, he asks, to find hope and beauty in the pain and injustice, the waste and the loss, the bones, cinders and blood?     And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, […]

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The Forest and the Zoo

The Forest and the Zoo* (Aryan Kaganof with Johnny Mbizo Dyani)   * Johnny Dyani Interview: 22-23 December 1985   I was 19 years old when I left South Africa to avoid being conscripted into the apartheid army. My great passion was music and I had for a number of years been the head reviewer of the New […]

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