PechaKucha continues to be a popular event on the Durbanite calendar and with the “chit chat session” in its 8th volume, it is sure to be better than ever before. This month, the Durban PechaKucha moves to an exciting new venue and is packed with interesting and passionate speakers.
Inspired by his film Be Kind Rewind, internationally celebrated film director Michel Gondry conceived The Home Movie Factory. The Home Movie Factory is a truly unique and interactive exhibition, which after shows in Paris, New York, and Rotterdam, is now being set up in Johannesburg by The Bioscope Independent Cinema as part of The France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013.
The URBAN/Flux film festival is an experiment in imagining urban space as the locus of all things possible. It seeks to elaborate alternative, ethically driven ways of living and thinking, doing and perceiving (in) the city, to unexpected creative ends. Through a focus on radically innovative experimental film and art video, it aims to create a bridge between cities worldwide, linking places real and imagined, physical and virtual. The goal is to deploy citiness in and from Africa to dream urban futures planet-wide. 40 filmmakers from across the world come together in this richly speculative endeavour.
A colloquium convened by the Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg.
A MAZE. goes Johannesburg. For the first time: A MAZE. Interact Festival in South Africa. From August 28th to September 2nd 2012 the A MAZE.
A public participation art project at The National Arts Festival 2012
The African Centre for Cities is proud to announce the launch of the Public Culture CityLab. The Public Culture CityLab is a two-year proposed platform for research, creative practice, and teaching. It has a conceptual focus on urban culture studies and is a response to the need for theorisation and research on public spaces / public cultures in South African Cities.
A MAZE. invites to Kick off! Just two month to go and the first A MAZE. Interact will take place in Johannesburg. With a presentation plus Q&A, games and music, Thorsten S. Wiedemann, the artistic director of A MAZE. will give an overview of the festival for artists, curators, partners and people who are interested in analog and digital games, media art and technology.
The KwaZulu Natal Department of Arts and Culture is inviting all interested Artists to take part in the ARTS INDABA.
VANSA, the CCDI and BASA have been working with the national Department of Arts and Culture around the development and realisation of a creative programme for the COP17 event, complementing and synergising with existing initiatives, and in close cooperation with the Department of Environmental Affairs. VANSA worked on the visual and public art aspects of the programme, and together with a diversity of partners and our network, have managed to pull together a range of compelling projects in a short space of time.
Activating the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity / Launch of the U40 Africa Network. A Meeting between Civil Society and Government, 20-21 October 2011 at SAMRO House, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.