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April 22, 2017

Transformation: what it means in Greyton

Filed under: Greyton 7233 — ABRAXAS @ 10:41 am

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GREYTON – the Orania of the Overberg?

Filed under: Greyton 7233 — ABRAXAS @ 8:16 am

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April 21, 2017

Say It With Flowers world premiere @Oberhausen INternational Short Film Festival Monday 15 May

Filed under: 2017 - Say It With Flowers — ABRAXAS @ 3:38 am

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book your ticket here: https://kurzfilmtage.filmchief.com/event-schedule?event=90

“through the ear, we shall enter the invisibility of things.”

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April 19, 2017

Black Consciousness Movement Rallying For Land Occupation

Filed under: politics — ABRAXAS @ 9:12 pm

Date : 27th April 2017
Time: 10h:00am
Venue: Freedom Primary School

We have a serious problem with overcrowding in black townships as the demand for housing has increased. This has resulted in some of the communities like Freedom Park, Eldorado Park, Orlando, Motsoaledi, Kliptown any many more communities accommodating the influx by letting out backyard space, hence there is overcrowding.

We are calling on all the landless people who some of them live in backyards, shacks and hostels or paying rents in various landlords to attend a land occupation rally in Freedom Park at Freedom Primary School. We believe unity of all the landless people in mass action to occupy the land can force the stubborn arm of the state to release land to the Black Majority. We believe land occupation is the legitimate means to flee poverty and unemployment. If the landless majority acts together in unity to occupy all the lands then real freedom for the Black Majority will be achieved.

IF OUR LAND IS NOT FREE THEN NO ONE IS FREE TILL OUR LAND IS FREE.

April 18, 2017

Caeleen Zietsman, Main Road, Greyton, Sunday 16 April 2017

Filed under: Greyton 7233,kagaportraits — ABRAXAS @ 5:04 pm

Caeleen Zietsman, 12 years old, demonstrating today on Main Road, Greyton, for the release of her father, land rights activist HAROLD ZIETSMAN who has been held in custody since Tuesday 4 April on trumped up charges of public violence. The arrests of eight land rights activists followed the burning of the Greyton Market by unknown arsonists in the early morning of 4 April. Instead of demarcating the burned out market a crime scene, police officers stood by and watched while towns people cleaned away all the evidence and effectively made it impossible to ever forensically investigate this crime. Was this a simple blunder? An example of utterly useless policing? Or something more sinister? A deliberate attempt to make sure a forensic investigation was impossible, thereby allowing the incident to be used in order to round up the leadership of the Greyton Land Rights Committee? We demand justice for the Greyton Eight. FREE HAROLD ZIETSMAN
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noise and the mind

Filed under: african noise foundation,philosophy — ABRAXAS @ 2:55 pm

But the body knows the score, recognizes the crisis before the mind. It not only gets the steel ball rolling onto the intestines, but also activates the senses, setting them to the frequencies, at which the signals of new dangers can be received. Those signals appear as noise to the previous – pre-war – mind, as a breakdown in communication. The new mind, which the body floods with adrenaline, begins, like a rabbit in a forest of foxes – to decode all the signals, even if it’s not capable of fitting them into any narrative. The unified, ontologically comfortable mind splits: on the one hand, the pre-war mind refuses the possibility of catastrophe; on the other the war mind perceives everything as the signal that the end is nigh.

Aleksandar Hemon
Stop Making Sense: What is noise now will be music later

April 17, 2017

metalepsis in black

Filed under: 2016 - Metalepsis in Black — ABRAXAS @ 11:27 pm

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Metalepsis in Black is an intersectional film about an intersectional movement at the point of its capture and transformation into “a category” by the very system it would purport to undermine. Mandatory viewing for all those interested in the whiteness of academe and the inevitable complicity with whiteness that Universities in South Africa demand.

April 14, 2017

DISQUIET: Aidan Erasmus on Aryan Kaganof’s Night Is Coming: A Threnody for the Victims of Marikana

Filed under: 2014 - Marikana Symphony — ABRAXAS @ 9:53 am


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April 11, 2017

Western 4.33 screening at Visions du reel, Nyon, Switzerland on wed 26 April

Filed under: 2002 - western4.33 — ABRAXAS @ 4:29 pm

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book your tickets here: https://www.visionsdureel.ch/en/film/western-433

April 10, 2017

Robert Kriger on Metalepsis in Black

Filed under: 2016 - Metalepsis in Black — ABRAXAS @ 10:22 pm

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Main Road, Greyton, saturday 8 April, 2017

Filed under: Greyton 7233 — ABRAXAS @ 10:02 pm

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Say It With Flowers

Filed under: 2017 - Say It With Flowers,stephanus muller — ABRAXAS @ 2:53 pm

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The new South African film production Say It With Flowers (24min24sec, 2017), has been selected for competition screening by the International Short Film Festival of Oberhausen in Germany (11-16 May 2017), as well as the Encounters Documentary Film Festival (1-11 June 2017), Johannesburg and Cape Town iterations. The film is comprised entirely of found footage ‘home movies’ filmed by Charles Weich (1892-1973), much of it focusing on international musicians visiting Cape Town. The original Weich material is housed at the National Film Archive in Pretoria. Say It With Flowers is edited and directed by Aryan Kaganof, and produced by Stephanus Muller for Africa Open.

Sarah Slingers victimized by Via’s in Greyton land rights conflict

Filed under: Greyton 7233,politics — ABRAXAS @ 12:55 pm

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April 7, 2017

Matthew Pateman on Night Is Coming – a Threnody for the Victims of Marikana

Filed under: 2014 - Marikana Symphony,Matthew Pateman — ABRAXAS @ 12:18 pm

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Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh on Free Education

Filed under: kaganof — ABRAXAS @ 9:22 am

Filed under: 2014 - Marikana Symphony,susanne giring — ABRAXAS @ 8:37 am

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April 4, 2017

About Land

Filed under: Greyton 7233,kaganof short films — ABRAXAS @ 9:42 am

March 31, 2017

Gillian Schutte – A Literary Critique of Death Songs

Filed under: 2014 - Marikana Symphony — ABRAXAS @ 5:57 pm

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self-portrait, march 2017

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 12:55 pm

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March 29, 2017

Heidi Grunebaum – No Consolation: The Poetics of Lament and the Insistence of Complicity

Filed under: 2014 - Marikana Symphony — ABRAXAS @ 2:45 pm

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first published in South African Music Studies Vol 34/35

Stephanus Muller & Willemien Froneman – Crisis? what crisis?

Filed under: music,politics,stephanus muller — ABRAXAS @ 2:19 pm

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Dave Dargie – Trying to find a Xhosa approach to rhythm

Filed under: music — ABRAXAS @ 11:28 am

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first published in South African Music Studies Vol 34/35

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