Future Nostalgia Sound System – Future Nostalgia

Future Nostalgia’s dream scene is a world where music listening happens; art is celebrated and knowledge is shared. Through the use of vinyl/records, we shape-shift DJ mixes into podcasts, that explore our heritage. Through this process, we explore new ways of listening. We also work in the realm of creating and exhibiting artworks and forms of writing and arts journalism. Through sound we explore untold stories. We invite you to join our community gathering virtually on selections and topics including Black Music in South Africa and Decolonisation, Islam and North African music, Futurism, Beats and Global Soundsystems. Through regular events over the past seven years in Cape Town, we have aimed to create safe spaces not only for black artists but for black audiences as well. We operate on the tagline ‘For Selectors, Collectors, Deejays and Diggers’ celebrating the universal love for music and creating spaces to gather in the spirit of community. Our illustrations, paintings and designs echo album covers and posters throughout history, especially those in response to social issues. Our work also pays homage to musical figures, activists and artists throughout time.

Atiyyah Khan – Curation / DJ/ Organiser / Journalist
Grant Jurius – Curation/ DJ/ Organiser/ Artist

Expressive Dimensions – Michael Roderick Wedderburn

Michael Roderick Wedderburn’s work exemplifies how an artist’s individualistic style and character is expressed within automatic and intuitive art-making methods. Drawing inspiration from automatic drawing and action painting in order to express the self, transcending the picture plane. From flat to highly textured paintings, from figural to completely abstract sculpture, Wedderburn explores Automatism, a purely expressive methodology, from both a conventional and non-conventional standpoint. ‘Expressive dimensions’ is an exhibition of these explorations.

Nelson Mandela University
Department of Visual Arts
Bird Street Gallery

“Emanzini” – Andy Ndlazilwana

Emanzini is yet another spiritual production by Andy Ndlazilwana. In this production she fuses different African musical elements from percussion to mbira sounds and goes on a journey of exploring different African Rhythms of the world.

MD: Edgar Muzah

Digital Transformation for Artists & Theatre Practitioners – Arora Online

COVID-19 and on-going global lock-downs have shown that nothing is of greater priority than the digital transformation (Dx) of your business – whether that is producing art, performing, or creating live performance. In this ninety-minute workshop we unpack exactly how to approach your own digital transformation, by examining its four major components: business process, business model, business domain, and organisational culture. In so doing, no matter where you are in your digital transformation journey, you will learn to recognise further opportunities and how to create more value from digital. In the final chapter of the workshop, we demystify ecommerce to reveal how easy it can be to begin selling your products or services online. Work through the top website builders to understand which is best suited to your needs – from Wix to Squarespace, and WordPress to Shopify. Learn the language of ecommerce so you can start building your online shop, get more out of your existing store, or understand better how to guide your website designer to produce exactly what you need.

Presenter: Steven van Wyk
Design: Paulina De Souza
Research: Kareesha Naidoo
Project Management: Katerina Smith

Death and Birth in My Life – Mats Staub

Which deaths and which births have influenced and changed my life so far? Who have I welcomed, who have I lost and said farewell to – and what has happened to me in the process? The latest long-term project by Mats Staub asks about existential experiences. It approaches universal themes through individual experiences and in relation to local contexts. In every place it is presented it brings people together to talk to each other about their experiences of death and birth – while also presenting conversations from other regions and establishing connections from one side of the world to another. As a video installation in theatre spaces it aims to create locations that permit intimacy while at the same time facilitating a communal experience. In «Death and Birth in My Life» he brings two people together in a clearly defined space and enables them to engage each other in conversation while he is present as an invisible companion. The participants are filmed both speaking and listening – so visitors to the installation will be able to look at the faces of both the speakers and the listeners shown on two screens.

Idea, Concept, Direction: Mats Staub
Camera: Benno Seidel, Matthias Stickel
Scenography: Monika Schori
Dramaturgical Associate: Simone von Büren, Elisabeth Schack
Research: Tim Harrison (Manchester), Maia Marie (Magaliesburg), Patrick Mudekereza (Lubumbashi), Dada Kahindo (Kinshasa), Marcus Rehberger (Basel), Nele Beinborn (Frankfurt), Wolfram Sander (Hannover), Leo Saftic (Perg), Celya Larré (Paris)
Technical Direction: Hanno Sons, Stefan Göbel
Postproduction: Benno Seidel
Translation, Subtitles: Simona Weber, Martin Thomas Pesl, Matthias Stickel, Benno Seidel
Production Management: Barbara Simsa, Elisabeth Schack
Production: zwischen_produktionen
Co-production: Kaserne Basel, SICK! Festival Manchester, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Festival Theaterformen Hannover, Festival der Regionen, Spielart Festival Munich, Centre culturel suisse Paris, Migros-Kulturprozent
Funding: Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, Christoph Merian Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung

Curating for the Digital Age – Brooklyn J Pakathi

Through evaluation and study on a series of exhibition projects and initiatives that have reacted to shifting developments in web and digital technologies since its beginning, this webinar describes the evolution and progression of curating for and in the digital age. This evolution demonstrates how curators have designed exhibition models that serve as presentations not just for exhibiting (web)site-specific art, but also for creating and sharing it in a context that reacts to advances in web technology. In reality, with the proliferation of digital tools, these networks have created collaborative structures of creative development free from the physical and conceptual constraints of the institutionalized white cube. These digital platforms have become important for sharing and showing art, encouraging its production, allowing multiple forms of social participation and creating a democratized critique of the ideologies of the institutionalized art world.


Cake – Lynda Ward

This is a 2D animation created in TV Paint.

Concept Kathy Santiago
Animation Lynda Ward
Sound Glenn Keiles and Lynda Ward