PROGRAMME B: CROSSING OVER AND ROUND ABOUT
Curated by: MANDLA MBOTHWE WITH MANDISI SINDO
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 13:00 – 16:30
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To the artist, spaces are not empty; they resonate with stories. As people pass through the spaces they inhabit and vacate, they leave traces of themselves, their desires, their dreams and their fears. City spaces have a tendency to make the human mechanistic, utilitarian, automatic. The artists in this Programme attempt to renegotiate this relationship, bringing our awareness to the human. By remapping our journeys through passages, tunnels and bridges, through architectural constraints and textures that both alienate and stimulate, we – both the artist and audience – find new meanings in our collective personal stories.
This route, then, is a reconstruction of concrete paths and human bridges, integrating performance and installation. As we move along the way, audiences become the connectors – weavers of the seemingly disjointed fragments presented by diverse artists. More participants than spectators, audiences will ultimately complete this rambling journey from the historic Cape Town Station to the lesser-known and imposing spaces of the Foreshore. By traversing these singular Foreshore spaces that play host to dance, installations, performance art, drama and ritual, the personal human narrative is reinvigorated. In crossing over and round about, we reclaim these paths, thereby personalising and energising our quest for other journeys.