Conjuring Our Beings: Stacey Gillian Abe and Immy Mali in Conversation

August 1, 2019

"Conjuring Our Beings:  Stacey Gillian Abe and Immy Mali in Conversational Partnership", conversation between Stacey Gilliab Abe and Immy Mali, African Arts, Project MUSE, vol. 52 no. 2, 2019


"The format of a “conversational partnership” (Rubin and Rubin 2012: 7) emphasizes the cocreation of meaning by the interviewer and interviewee as coauthors. This enables a move away from the art history format of the interviewer (usually a writer) assuming the role of the sole author and the interviewee (often an artist) having no status as an author despite the fact that her or his practice-led creation of knowledge is foundational to the content of the interview. Stacey Gillian Abe and Immy Mali participated in a joint artists’ residency as part of the RAW program at Rhodes University in South Africa from November to December 2017. During this time, they engaged with each other’s practice-led work, and they created this conversational partnership at a writing breakaway in the Eastern Cape."