Artists have risen to the challenge of creating work specifically for a digital environment in highly inventive ways. Screensaver requires your time, infinite patience and a computer mouse. Capturing that time between times in the liminal spaces which stretch endlessly during the lockdown. Just as viscous is the grasp on memory and grief evoked in Unfathomable. Alex Halligey and Athena Mazarakis succeed in capturing the fluidity of grief and the tides and turning of mourning. This award-winning work has been translated from the stage to filmed vignettes that enhance the transparency of the beautifully designed set. Fragmenting, collaging and refiguring are echoed in the Rebirth of Iqhawe as Nicola Pilkington joins Oupa Sibeko to hybridise his Butoh inspired performance to film. In both instances, the filming of the work allows for an additional facet to the initial intention. In a similar vein, Neo Muyanga calls out the roots of the much-loved hymn, exorcises and subverts Making Grace Amazing. Awakening Fanon with the Wretched with a fusion of classical music and jazz is composer and singer Gabisille Motuba, drummer Tumi Mogorosi and sound-scape artist Andrei Van Wyk.
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Songs are like the Grass: Madosini in ConcertMusic
A fascinating glimpse into the life and music of the 2020 National Arts Festival Featured Artist.
Attempt on Dying
Boris Nikitin relates the story of his father’s lethal ALS-disease and his own story of coming-out as a gay man 20 years ago.
Screens go idle, minds wander – the world is put on pause. A visual poem in which you can feel time flex beyond the constraints of seconds and minutes.
The Voice in Your HeadTalk, Performance Art
A playful, interactive, live Zoom show exploring the nature of mindfulness. At times a performance, at other times a participatory game.
isitimela Sendaba – The Story Train
11 days, 11 vibrant storytellers bring you a daily dose of African stories to engage and delight! Come journey with us on the ASSITEJ SA story train.
Human Study #1 from a distanceWebinar
Human Study #1 is an installation in which humans can take part in online streamed performances in which they are drawn live by robots located in Belgium.
Making Grace AmazingFilm, Music, Performance Art
The work reconsiders the dark and obscured past of the black diaspora protest hymn, ‘Amazing Grace’ .
Woolworths is a dark and hilarious choral satire on middle-class South Africa presented as an epic radio play.
”Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity” – The Wretched of the Earth
How to create Augmented Reality Artworks the easy wayWorkshop
If you are a digital or visual artist, this workshop is for you.
2019 Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award winner, Unfathomable is a poetic play between materials, body and words exploring liveliness in death, ghostliness in life.
The Rebirth of IQHAWEDance
A short experimental dance film, exploring the potential to hybridise Sibeko’s Butoh-inspired performance practice into the film form.