"Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu."
(translation: a person is a person through other people)
Founded in 2023, Ubuntu is an online, interactive magazine that embraces multimedia; where an audio-series can sit right in-between a playscript and an interactive illustration. With a focus on art, culture and history, Ubuntu platforms the work of young, emerging and mid-career creatives throughout Melbourne, Australia. Engaging and collaborating with varied practices and disciplines, the magazine curates artist features and interviews, alongside newly commissioned audio, visual and written works.
Ubuntu is a word with many variations throughout the Bantu language groups of Africa. It is a philosophy of centering community care, and understanding you’re a part of a past, present and future collective. You carry both your ancestors and descendants with you, and the amount of humanity you have as a person, is dependent on how much humanity you give to others.
A commissionGrief and Love, an audio play by Sarah Iman
Grief and Love is a three part audio exploration of the individual experience of grieving and loving. This work, through a combination of soundscaping, music and spoken text, hopes to gently provoke listeners to reflect on their own exposure to heightened emotions to do with grief and love through imitating semi-realistic circumstances.
(Click on a button to play/pause the episode)
Lying to Hide
I’m Sure He Wishes He Could
Sarah is a first generation Malaysian/Australian Muslim artist raised in the western suburbs of Naarm. Holding a Diploma in Theatre Arts and currently in their last year in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) course at the Victorian College of the Arts, Sarah has worked in various creative fields from radio and broadcast presenting to community theatre. Sarah hopes to continue working within community centric spaces across artistic disciplines to create socially engaging work that interrogates and honours representations of Bla(c)k and Brown, migrant, Muslim and queer identities in so-called Australia.