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‘Jozi Days’ | a dewy-lensed short music documentary

Jozi Days is described as a short music documentary by its director London based Tom Ringsby, shot in January of 2019 and documenting a week-long recording session of collaborations between various Johannesburg based artists in a temporary studio space. I find it difficult to locate a single word that succinctly describes what is encapsulated in…

Investigating art in the domestic environment | Apartment X The Fourth

Living environments remain crucial sites of interrogation of our collective and individual cultural relationships to the daily realities of gender, race, privilege and propriety. The idea of house/home/shelter as both a right and a luxury collide as ambiguous entities grafted to the constant morph of capitalism and technology, commerce and spectacle. Even within the established…

Talia Ramkilawan explores tapestry as a medium for healing

Tapestry artist and Kutti Collective member Talia Ramkilawan‘s recent artwork captures seemingly ordinary everyday moments—creating a textured archive. At first the images of womxn depicted in her work were sourced from her imagination, but as her practice developed she found inspiration in photographs from her childhood or her friends. Contemporary scenes demonstrate her desire to…