March 6, 2017
March 5, 2017
March 4, 2017
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A brief glimpse into the tense racial conflict that erupted in the tiny Overberg village of Bereaville around issues of land access and ownership. The cell phone footage was captured by Simlindile “Mandoza” Makhaya who is currently a refugee in the neighbouring village of Greyton. The police cannot guarantee the safety of over 70 displaced isiXhosa speaking South Africans who were chased out of Bereaville by a mob identifying themselves as Khoisan. What can be clearly seen in the footage is a police van parked on the road but no evidence of any attempt by the police to enforce law and order.
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March 3, 2017
first published here: http://expcinema.org/site/en/events/avant-noir-volume-1
February 26, 2017
February 13, 2017
February 8, 2017
February 4, 2017
February 3, 2017
first published on the web by found footage magazine here: http://foundfootagemagazine.com/en/english-threnody-marikana/
The activity of revolution is riddled with contradictions and so can never liberate.
Commentaries on Living
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February 2, 2017
keep reading this article here: http://brooklynrail.org/2017/02/film/Action-Movies-Disruptive-Film-Everyday-Resistance-to-Power
January 29, 2017
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January 26, 2017
January 24, 2017
KREUN (17min, 2016) featuring Marietjie Pauw & Garth Erasmus – a film by Aryan Kaganof
Art negates the categorial determinations stamped on the empirical world and yet harbours what is empirically existing in its own substance. If art opposes the empirical through the element of form, (…) the mediation is to be sought in the recognition of aesthetic form as sedimented content. What are taken to be the purest forms can be traced back even in the smallest idiomatic detail to content.
Theodor W. Adorno
Garth Erasmus – Tinnitus, Stone Breakers, Bone Flute – Instrumentation: BLIK’NSNAAR / Gourd Bows / Mouth Bows / Kriolophone (bamboo sax) / samples & loops / …. (produced by Isa Suarez)
Marietjie Pauw – flutes
Bongani Ndodana-Breen: Visions Part II, MP on C-flute and GE on Inguluubs
Francis Poulenc: Un joueur de flûte berce les ruines, MP on G-flute and GE on “voëltjie”
Roelof Temmingh: Last Pieces no 2, MP on C-flute and GE on Musiekboog
Edie Hill (extract): third movement from This floating world, MP on G-flute and GE on Musiekboog
Paul Hanmer (extracts): “…ma Wanne Kommie Druiwe?…”, MP on flutes, GE on BLIK’NSNAAR and kriolophone
Final sound mix and design by Lieutenant Dub for African Noise Foundation
January 23, 2017
January 21, 2017
The Song As Struggle and Resistance Caucus, is a Black Thought Symposium initiative. The initiative seeks to find ways to speak about what song means to black people in the struggle and how it can or has been used as a method of resistance. The caucus is interested in creating a dialogue between artists on the role of black acoustic practices in the struggle. This is to say, the caucus wants to create a community of practitioners who will interpret, archive and convey the struggle songs in the black experience. At its core the caucus seeks to find ways and vocabularies to stress the vitality of art negre in the de-colonial project.
The collaboration will take the form of three day events around Western Cape. The events will be hosted in universities and townships such that we are able to reach and accommodate as many people as we can in the dialogue.
15 February 2017
Discussion: The Role of Song in Struggle and as Struggle.
Description: The discussion will be a reflective one between Black Thought Symposium and the Rhodes Must Fall comrades on how they used song to struggle and what song meant for them throughout the protests. The discussion will be punctuated by performances from both BLKThought Music and Iphupho l’ka Biko. The performances will be followed by another conversation that will happen in the form an exchange of struggle songs where comrades of Rhodes Must Fall/ Fees Must Fall will share the songs that have touched them the most and vice versa.
16 February 2017
Symposium: Reflections on the Bana(abi)lity of Song in Struggle
Description: The symposium will be separated in two parts. The first part will be a feedback by Black Thought Symposium of the discussion on the bana(abi)lity of song. The feedback will include readings of some of the ideas that were presented at the symposium. The second part will be a conversation on how we can think more critically about songs and their animative power in the struggle.
Visit: Conversation and Performances at the PASS on ‘Song as Struggle and Resistance’
Venue: Pan-African Space Station
17 February 2017
Township Tour: Busking and Improvisation
Description: The purpose of this tour is to try and get a feel of what people who are not necessarily located in the university space think about struggle. We will go to specific locations in the township and have performances that will be followed by a conversation between the artists and the audience.