Vrystaat Arts Fest / 2019

Miss/Seen: an experimental collaborative performance between myself, a poet and a singer/songwriter. Investigating notions around spirituality within culture, the performance takes place within an installation of 2800 silver strings.

 

Generously funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation.

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photo credit: iFair Photography / Thuso Moilwe / Julia Drouhin

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Stroud Green Festival London / 2019

A collaboration between a soprano, viola da gamba, a harpsichord and myself. Interpreting the compositions of French musician and composer, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, the live drawing performance took place in St Saviors Church, Finsbury Park, London.

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Tankwa Artscape / 2019

A residency held in the Tankwa area of South Africa. This is a  semi-desert region that is geologically arid and desolate. Artworks are generally ephemeral and sensitive to the unspoilt, natural environment.

Tankwa Artscape 2019 is pivotal turning point in my art practice as the space allows me to start unearthing my own ancestral contributions to Imperialism, Colonialism and Apartheid. 

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photo credits: Bronwyn Trupp / Niki Vanos / Tegan Fayne

#unfinished vol 7 / 2019

A collaborative project that explores the boundaries between movement, sound and empathy with a dancer and musician.

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memory & mapping / 2019

Performed at Freespace Zeitz Mocca Museum, as part of Darkroom Contemporary, this collaborative live performance explores mapping and the body through movement, drawing and sound. Live-fed music by Gustavo Fasani (Argentina) and reacting live to contemporary dancer Doke Pauwels (Netherlands).

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photo credit: Jodi Windvogel

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admin / 2019

A collaborative live performance working within the conceptual framework of 'admin' and restriction. Set in the studio space of Darkroom Contemporary the performative gestures are in response to experimental music by Gustavo Fasani (Argentina).

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photo credit: MyMalaika Photography

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I am because you are / 2018

A collaboration with Baroque singer Chloe Lam (Hong Kong) exploring empathy & environment through sound and movement. The premiere took place at the opening of the OLOS exhibition in Góis (Portugal). Wearing an elongated paper skirt made out of sonic sketches of Chloe's voice, the fragility of the current global environmental crisis is augmented through the both the vulnerability of the performing artist (Sonya Rademeyer) and the haunting voice of the lamenting singer (Chloe Lam) singing 'Ubuntu'. 

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photo credit: Beatriz M Barrio

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exposure #4 / 2018

A collaboration with dancer Kimberly Burger (South Africa) and  experimental musician MartinoMusic in real-time. Performed at Youngblood Gallery, the conceptual relationship between 'friend and foe' is explored in response to a call from Doctors Without Borders.

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Otherlands,Othersounds Residency / 2018

An interdisciplinary experimental residency with visual artists & musicians. Held in Góis (Portugal) the residency expanded possibilities around experimental and embodied collaborations. OLOS Residency is a pivotal point in my art practise as the holding space for initiating my performative drawing practise. 

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OPENlab / 2018

An intensive residency platform that is aimed at generating new strategies and ideas in site specific, experimental and interdisciplinary practice. 

Participating in this residency truly challenged me, not only as an artist but also as a human being. Being highly confrontational and evocative, OPENlab blew me right open. I imploded and exploded from the inside. I was introduced to performance as a powerful medium. 

more info on the bi-annual event here

hosted at MAP Projects

performance here

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Darkroom Contemporary

Darkroom Contemporary often works around multi-disciplinary arts collaborations.Working within the framework of a found audio clip of the forced removal of Mexican children at the USA/Mexican border due to Trump policy, the collaboration between dancer Yoke Pauwels (Netherlands), experimental musician Gustavo Fasani (Argentina) and myself explored concepts around empathy.

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photo credit: MyMalaika_Photography / Oscar Ryan

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Aardklop / 2019

Aardklop National Arts Festival is hosted annually in Potchefstroom (South Africa). At the opening of my exhibitions 'All we need is a Conductor' and 'The In-between', I did a live performance titled 'Shouting from the boulders'. The performance was in reaction to the high levels of gender-based violence that were sweeping across South Africa. These images were taken by MyMalaika Photography.

 

For more images of the performance visit studio180 

 

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photo credit:MyMalaika_Photography

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