Ask Addoley + Anna is a collaboration between artists Addoley Dzegede and Anna Ihle in podcast- format. Available on podcast platforms. For “The Friends Season”, Addoley Dzegede and Anna Ihle was invited to the exhibition “The Real Show” at CAC Bretigny. As a show that deals with questions of popularity and populism, they decide to invite friends of the podcast or friends of either Addoley or Anna.
For “The Friends Season”, Addoley and Anna introduce their cast of art-friends who are joining in advice-giving for The Friends Season—Kahlil Robert Irving, Kiyoshi Yamamoto, Erik Sæter Jørgensen, Anne-Liis Kogan, Lyndon Barrois Jr., and Espen Birkedal.
The questions Addoley and Anna received for The Friends Season are divided into single episodes focusing on work, love, and home – and a bonus episode where they talk about collaboration.
The Friends Season is presented as a physical installation in The Real Show at CAC Brétigny, January 16 – April 16, 2022, in Brétigny-sur-Orge, France. The Office for Contemporary Art Norway and Stavanger Municipality are supporting The Friends Season.
For the bonus episode of The Friends Season, Addoley and Anna have invited a set of new guest advisors. They are joined by The Big Conversation Space (Niki Korth and Clémence de Montgolfier) to discuss experiences and thoughts about collaboration. One question tackled in this episode is taken directly from The Talking Cure, a project by The Big Conversation Space which is present in The Real Show at CAC Brétigny: “What is collective action and how can it co-mingle with individual agency?” The other question addressed is: How to deal with feelings about one’s individual work/practice suffering while a collaboration is thriving? In addition to The Big Conversation Space, Addoley and Anna are joined by artist Linda Lamignan, who includes collaborators in many of their works, as well as Emilie McDermott (collaborator with Nour Awada on the project [Re]Production).