March 6, 2017

OKMALUMKOOLKAT – GQI ft. AMADANDO ( Produced by Rudeboyz )

Filed under: music,Tshepo Goba — ABRAXAS @ 12:27 am


March 5, 2017

Gobisiqolo – Bhizer ft Busiswa, SC Gorna, Bhepepe

Filed under: music — ABRAXAS @ 11:54 am

March 4, 2017

Lamentation screening in Paris

Filed under: 2015- Lamentation/Klaaglied — ABRAXAS @ 10:13 am

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book your tickets here: https://gaite-lyrique.net/rencontres-internationales-parisberlin-6

Bereaville, Sunday 26 February 2017

Filed under: Greyton 7233 — ABRAXAS @ 9:57 am

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.

Land Greyton 7233

Filed under: Greyton 7233 — ABRAXAS @ 9:53 am

George Juries


Land Greyton 7233

Filed under: Greyton 7233 — ABRAXAS @ 9:51 am


Land Greyton 7233

Filed under: Greyton 7233 — ABRAXAS @ 9:49 am

George Juries


Land Greyton 7233

Filed under: Greyton 7233 — ABRAXAS @ 9:46 am

George Juries


Naar De Klote! screening in Rotterdam on 5 Apr

Filed under: 1996 - wasted! (naar de klote!) — ABRAXAS @ 7:29 am

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book your tickets here: https://worm.org/production/de-grote-hoop-14-naar-de-klote-wasted-35mm/

March 3, 2017

Song For Hector screening @Avant-Noir

Filed under: film as subversive art,kaganof short films — ABRAXAS @ 12:29 pm

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first published here: http://expcinema.org/site/en/events/avant-noir-volume-1

February 26, 2017

Metalepsis in Black

Filed under: 2016 - Metalepsis in Black — ABRAXAS @ 10:25 pm

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first published here: http://filmstudies.nl/

February 13, 2017

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

Filed under: nicola deane — ABRAXAS @ 2:46 pm

February 8, 2017

shabondama elegy

Filed under: 1999 - shabondama elegy (tokyo elegy) — ABRAXAS @ 7:24 am

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first published here: http://reassurance.tumblr.com/

February 4, 2017

An Inconsolable Memory

Filed under: 2013 - An Inconsolable Memory — ABRAXAS @ 3:33 pm


February 3, 2017

Matthew Levine reviews Threnody for the Victims of Marikana

Filed under: 2014 - Marikana Symphony — ABRAXAS @ 1:31 pm

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first published on the web by found footage magazine here: http://foundfootagemagazine.com/en/english-threnody-marikana/

Metalepsis in Black screening in Amsterdam, 23 and 24 feb @Cavia Filmhuis

Filed under: 2016 - Metalepsis in Black — ABRAXAS @ 10:57 am


Krishnamurti on revolution

Filed under: politics — ABRAXAS @ 10:30 am

The activity of revolution is riddled with contradictions and so can never liberate.
Commentaries on Living

Metalepsis in Black screening in Amsterdam, 23 & 24 February

Filed under: 2016 - Metalepsis in Black — ABRAXAS @ 10:12 am

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book your tickets here: https://radar.squat.net/en/event/amsterdam/filmhuis-cavia/2017-02-23/metalepsis-black

February 2, 2017

Threnody for the victims of Marikana: “…in the tradition of Godard and Marker…”

Filed under: 2014 - Marikana Symphony — ABRAXAS @ 7:39 am

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keep reading this article here: http://brooklynrail.org/2017/02/film/Action-Movies-Disruptive-Film-Everyday-Resistance-to-Power

January 29, 2017

METALEPSIS IN BLACK screening @Cavia, Amsterdam, Friday 24 February 2017

Filed under: 2016 - Metalepsis in Black — ABRAXAS @ 12:15 pm

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book your tickets here: https://radar.squat.net/en/event/amsterdam/filmhuis-cavia/2017-02-24/metalepsis-black

January 26, 2017

Don’t Explain

Filed under: kaganof short films — ABRAXAS @ 2:59 pm

Filed under: registered — ABRAXAS @ 1:50 am


January 24, 2017


Filed under: 2016 - Kreun Vir Roesdorp,Garth Erasmus,Marietjie Pauw — ABRAXAS @ 6:25 am

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

ingoma yomzabalazo

Filed under: Mbe Mbhele,music,music and exile symposium,stephanus muller — ABRAXAS @ 10:26 pm


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.
Venue: UCT
Time: 15h00
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
Venue: Stellenbosch
Time: 15h00
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
Time: 19h30

17 February 2017
Township Tour: Busking and Improvisation
Venue: Khayelitsha
Time: 16h00
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.

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