In July 2020, we introduced a new establishment: the GZK Podcast. An audio series by Goethe-Zentrum Kampala/ UGCS representing a monthly dive into cultural project processes in Uganda. The podcast mirrors the background stories of our current co-funded projects, which touch on interdisciplinary art fields. The format gives the audience a closer look on what’s going on, they meet different artists and get a sneak-peak behind the scenes. Every second month we talk to one artist and keep you involved in the process of his or her work.
This edition is with ATITE, PAPSHER & MICHEAL: The three are team members of the production ‘Behind the Mask’. The event will take place on November 13th 2021 at GZK/ UGCS at 2:00 pm.
‘Behind the Mask’ is an outcome of the Global Stance Workshop by Skillz East Africa happened in May 2021 at GZK premises – an artistic collaboration workshop bringing together creatives of performing art disciplines to equip them with both artistic and business skills to be able to build their “stances” as professional creatives. To make the workshop sustainable, the team got a seed fund of 5 million UGX by GZK to come up with a production crossing art discipline and raising voices of the Ugandan performing art scene.
Once a week the artists met and rehearsed together for their performance. The podcast describes the journey from creating an idea within smaller groups leading to the pitch of the best concept. The artists tell about the weekly rehearsals, the excitement, the ups and downs and what the production means to themselves.