Infecting the City Festival

Infecting the City Festival’s international and local visual, performance and mixed media artists are reeling from an intense and exhausting week of being immersed in the theme HOME AFFAIRS.They are ready to reveal their experiences,inspiration and performance ideas for the three core site-specific works in the Festival.

Please join us for snacks and drinks.

date: 4th February 2009 at 16h30 until 18h00
venue: The Gymnasium above the New Space
Theatre, 44 Long Street
rsvp NOW: for catering purposes
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Brian Geza: Creatively stimulated by social issues, Brian is the founder and director of Zvishamiso Arts, a dance, music and theatre outfit with a mandate to ‘edutain’ its audiences. He was a member of Zimbabwe’s premier dance company, Tumbuka, for 6 years until 2006.

Fabrice Guillot: Poetic choreographer, designer and dancer Fabrice is a founder member of French company, Retouramont (1990). Before that he worked with the Roc In Lichen Company, and with Kitsou Dubois. In 1992 he created his first ‘public space’ performance, on top of a building in Paris.

Kai Lossgott: A South African writer and visual artist working in video, performance and experimental film, Kai is currently the artistic director of “City Breath”, a collaborative urban video poetry and performance festival for the Cape 09 Biennale.

Julia Raynham: As a South African artist, Julia’s work is an assemblage of performance, composition and divination. Her point of orientation is ‘the body’ with its mutable capacity to exist in the metropolis and engage with augmented states of reality. She embraces high fashion and ritual plant medicines as subversive catalysts in her image making.

Alfred Hinkel:

Michael Lister:

Mary Manzole: A Zambian performer and performer-facilitator, and trained in Theatre for Development methodologies, Mary uses her skills to disseminate information to marginalized people through the arts. She has just completed her BA Honours Degree in Applied Drama at The Witswatresrand University.

Penelope Youngleson: Hailing from Durban, Penelope is a theatre maker currently studying at UCT. Her Master’s course focusses on the intersection, distillation and installation of Performance and Fine Art diciplines within her specific socio-geograhic, historical and philosophical context.

Steve Bandoma: Born in D.R Congo, Steve obtained his BA (FA) degree from Academies des Beaux-Arts University of Kinshasa, and moved to South Africa in 2005. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions both locally and internationally, and had his first solo exhibition in Cape Town in 2008.

Heeten Bhagat: An unclassically/anarchically trained arts professional, Heeten has experience in design, dance, film and education. Currently working on creative educative projects that are specifically looking at ways in which culture [present/past/future] and its innate value can be incorporated in a new post-surreal Zimbabwe.

Brigitte Defaix: Director and performer of mime/movement theatre, Dutch artist Brigitte works in and outside the Netherlands. She was with site-specific theatre company Griftheatre Amsterdam for 13 years before joining up with SLEM Landscapetheatre, and produces her own work through Stichting ZOOM.

Athi-Patra Ruga: Working in the fields of performance, photography, video installation and fashion, Jo’burg-based Athi-Patra describes his working method as resulting from 'the clash between material and memory', but notions of utopia and dystopia also form a common thread. His works have been exhibited extensively in Africa and Europe.