Performance | Facilitation | Creation
Live Arcade2020 which is an Instagram activation that invites featured artists to ‘glance back’ and delve into the multimedia archive of their practice in order to isolate and extract a performative/physical/time-based action for digital exhibition and online viewing.
Arcade2020 is curated by Gavin Krastin and will take place online in December right HERE.
Remote Co-Residency Project
Prayer room is an audio-visual response to the lived realities and perceptions of support, of three senior citizens based in Durban, during Covid-19. It was created through Co-Residency, a remote residency that aims to assist artists in crisis, over 12 weeks during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is a 2 minute slice of an 11 minute dance film, captured by Tania Vossgatter, in which I trace a visual and choreographic response to the research process findings. I found this process beautifully intimate and honest and these ladies became for me, a haven of sorts, during this difficult time. The process itself lends influence to the title. Inserting my own self into the rising God and spirituality themes (during our telephonic conversations) was interesting and I tried to reflect that as honestly as I could, whilst maintaining respect for these three, essentially grandmother figures. In my view, these are voices of the everyday black grandmother figure that many of us, as POCs, can relate to. We want to hear their stories and they deserve to be heard.
Catch Prayer Room on the My Body My Space 2021 online festival.
#ColouredConversations: The Forgotten Ones
Arts and Culture Trust
This project aimed to create an intergenerational dialogue within the community of Wentworth around topics such as the term ‘coloured’, what this grouping has meant historically and politically, Wentworth as a community “pre” and “post” Democracy, and the daily realities of these participating senior citizens.
For further information about the project's activities and outcomes, here is a link to the Facebook page.
A live music and dance performance held 30 Oct - 1 Nov at Theatre Arts in Cape Town.
Pro Helvetia Johannesburg
This was initially a research project entitled Mixed Not Diluted in which I would have travelled to Mozambique. The manifestation of the project had to be adapted due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The project commenced as a one-on-one workshopped creation process with Mozambican-born Cape Town based dancer/musician Sumalgy Nuro.
What resulted was an intimate live performance centered around aspects of identity which was reviewed on The Cape Robyn.
A Brief Retrospective
Links included in description.
I don't feel like I need to preach to the world or nothing like that. I just feel like I share what I say, and if listeners get it, they get it. And I never underestimate the audience's ability to feel me
- Erykah Badu
Below are a few public performance images for which I have written intimately about on my Facebook Artist page. Some of these were commissioned and some of them were self-initiated.
Click here to read more about the motivations behind these works.
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