Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Niklas marked students' art theory dissertations, but paused to converse and have tea with visitors.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
beneath an ever breaching wave
not of waternot of soil
but where drowning meets with chafe and heat
and open wounds still loathe to heal
awash in bugles coil with salt
yet pulsing far beyond our reach
others float like nesting crows
i knew you once or may yet still
in turn of tide
to bleached white sands
long exposed to sundrenched
cooled down by temperate flow
this shore is neither yours nor mine
touch or disavow
and castaway the chance to meet
amid ships afloat in tethers row
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Lynette arrived back in Cape Town from a collaborative residency in Cornwall at 08.10 and came straight to the museum, suitcase and all...
For the duration of the residency, Lynette communicated with friends and visitors on Post-Its and via sms. The conversations became visual fragments that invaded the space.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Double knit: a knitting performance in all the colours of the rainbow. Barend and Adrienne chose one of each colour double knit wool available and sistematically (over a month) knitted one colour after the other. As the colours multiply, the distance between them grows... The project continuous...
Friday, October 9, 2009
Abri had many visitors whilst constructing his collage/performance Visitation. Here he is explaining his working method to art consultant Rose Korber. On Saturday 10 October the Visitation, based on Irma Stern's Water Carrier, attended the walkabout. Below: Visitation, the spirit of Stern, at the Zanzibar front door of The Firs (Irma Stern Museum).
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wednesday 7 October - Francisca Sanchéz (Chili)
My cascading life in Irma Stern's room OR you will be making waterfalls inside houses - an installation of waterfalls.
Thursday 8 October - Lien Botha
African Grey: Botha will have the company of an African Grey Parrot while stepping out a dado gray scale on the wall of the allocated residency space.
In other spaces throughout the gallery will be hidden ten colour strips and the first ten visitors to spot and produce these strips will each win a catalogue of Botha's latest show Parrot Jungle which coincides with Grobler's show. The only requirement is that catalogues must be collected from the Photographer's gallery in Cape Town.
Friday 9 October – Abri de Swardt
Saturday 10 October – Adrienne van Eeden-Wharton & Barend de Wet
Double Knit - Barend de Wet & Adrienne van Eeden Wharton
A continuous, collaborative knitting session in all the colours of the rainbow...
Tuesday 13 October – Lynette Bester
Bester arrives back from
of true communication, albeit traditional communication.
Wednesday 14 October – Johan Thom
Incantation: In all there are five main INCANTATIONS of 100 words each. Each word of the individual INCANTATION is engraved on an ordinary steel razorblade (1 word per blade). These words are ‘read’ aloud in order during the various INCANTATIONS. That is, each blade is physically handled as its is removed from the pack of blades, read aloud or perhaps rather ‘intoned’ in this context (decoded and understood by the brain), spoken (verbally re-encoded) and finally thrown to the floor, falling where it may. Thus each word becomes a compound term, denoting a set of interrelated actions, objects and meanings. The residency's incantation is in memory of poet Ingrid Jonker...
Thursday 15 October – Niklas Zimmer
Friday 16 October – Seth Harper
Seth will create one of his signature characters from start to finish and showcase 'the family' in a series of portraits.
Saturday 17 October - Jacques Coetzer
Jacques Coetzer is currently involved in a project with friends to extablish a permanent coffee shop at the foot of mount Kilimanjaro. During his residency, he will offer visitors fresh coffee, ground from coffee plantations at the foot of this mountain.
Tuesday 20 October – Michael Taylor
Wednesday 21 October – Ruben Gutiérrez
Rendering theoretical commitments visible...
Thursday 22 October – Sonya Rademeyer
Documenting eye-movements. This flows from her research which explores whether innate empathy affects the way that art is seen. Rademeyer subdivides the day by selecting 10 individuals to participate.The eye movement made during the scanning of the on-screen imagery, will be recorded via the computer’s in-built camera.
Friday 23 October - Katherine Bull