Talker is an interview zine about performance. Issue #10 is a conversation with Barby Asante. Barby is a London-based artist, curator, educator and occasional DJ. Her work is concerned with the politics of place, space memory and the histories and legacies of colonialism. The work is collaborative, performative and dialogic, often working with groups of people as contributors, collaborators or co-researchers.
This issue focuses on her live work, from South London community intervention Noise Summit to her intricate, iterative project Declaration of Independence. The interview explores the crucial role of ‘contributor-performers’ and the challenges of presenting performances online.