The Power of Purr

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Explore the “Power of Purr” as illuminated by US-based multidisclipinary artist Gary Baseman. In reaction to what the artist sees as his homeland country’s widespread anxiety about a crumbling democracy and growth of diviseness and racism, Baseman gains inspiration and wisdom from his pet companion Blackie the Cat, a long-time muse that inspired iconic Baseman characters ChouChou and Ahwroo who both represent the need for love.

Starting In 2018, The Purr Room presented in Los Angeles and London has shared Blackie’s meditative “triple purr” with thousands, encouraging all to pause, re/focus on goodness, and feel the healing power of purr.

Featured Artists: Gary Baseman
Company: Creativate

Presenter: Gary Baseman

Creativate Digital Arts Festival

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Cellist with Rabies

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A virologist, on the precipice of making the first major breakthrough in rabies research since Louis Pasteur, is caught off guard when the rabies virus in her petri dish begins talking to her. Cellist with Rabies, a new South African play from a multi-award-winning team, pushes the boundaries of kamishibai to tell a story of disease, failure and breakfast.

Director: Jaco Bouwer
Company: Jemma Kahn

Writer: Jemma Kahn
Performers: Jemma Kahn & David Viviers
Set Design: Rocco Pool

Creativate Digital Arts Festival 2019

2018 Creativate Digital Arts Festival

MSHR’s Source Fold Compositor is a generative computer music system inside a virtual reality environment, inside a physical installation. The light and sound in the installation is modulated by the VR user as they traverse the virtual realm, which is mapped onto the physical room.

Doghouse A dining room table with chairs is placed in the middle of the room. The table is set for five and on each plate awaits a VR headset and headphones. Artists Johan Knattrup Jensen, Mads Damsbo, Sophie Stougaard, Benjamin Engell, Sebastian Teschemacher, Katrine Bruun and Ole Boise

CREATIVATE

MAIN 2018 – VISUAL ART

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WARRIORS, COMRADES AND VOLKSTAAT KOMMANDOS is a retrospective of work by South African photojournalist TJ Lemon.

DOGHOUSE from Danish company Makropol invites a limited number of people to wear VR headsets and attend a virtual dinner party.