art&culture

Christa Dee / art&culture / 8 months ago

Artist Sabella D’Souza on the privilege of passing

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"Indian-Australian? Never felt that, never heard of that, never tasted that, never smelt that.*" These are the opening words of Sabella D...

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Marcia Elizabeth / art&culture / 8 months ago

Phile a platform – challenging assumptions about normative sexual desires

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In a world of accessibility, erotica of every nature can be found with a keyword search on the internet. Sexual subcultures cannot be simpli...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 8 months ago

ANY BODY ZINE // writings on dance, movement and embodied politics

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"I think it’s high time we start to address that dance, movement and embodied politics all form part of re-imagining and re-defining where, ...

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Rosa Elk / art&culture / 8 months ago

Who is the hero? // A reflection on African Sci-Fi Films

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In a post-apocalyptic Ethiopian landscape, where Michael Jordan is enshrined, masked Nazi-clad bandits steal Ninja-turtle amulets, and witch...

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Marcia Elizabeth / art&culture / 8 months ago

The White Gaze and its Presence in a “post” apartheid culture

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"I want my voice to be harsh, I don't want it to be beautiful, I don't want it to be pure." – Frantz Fanon *  The foundation for this wri...

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Hazel Kimani / art&culture / 8 months ago

Rights of Admission Reserved // How Gentrification and art washing can destroy the social capital of space

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When you are tucked comfortably into Johannesburg’s Northern suburbs, the word of inner city enclaves that accommodate you and your neighbou...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 8 months ago

HER // a project portraying Coloured women in an honest and vulnerable way

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Coloured identity has a complicated national, provincial and personal history (or histories) in South Africa. Mikhailia Petersen and Gemma S...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 8 months ago

Artist Favour Jonathan rethinks the passport photograph with her series ‘A Statement of Pride’

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Central Saint Martins art student Favour Jonathan is documenting her hairstyles in the most unconventional way - with the use of passport ph...

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Hazel Kimani / art&culture / 9 months ago

Afripedia to launch new platform to connect creatives with clients and each other

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Africa’s representation has been exhausting - it’s typically about poverty and her friends, disease, unemployment and corruption. From the W...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 9 months ago

FAKA // intersectional body politics and the collapsing of creative boundaries

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FAKA, the duo made up of Desire Marea and Fela Gucci explores a combination of mediums including sound, performance, video and photography. ...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 9 months ago

Writer and activist Achal Prabhala on expanding the parameters for what is considered knowledge

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"When books are scarce, people are knowledge" This is a quote from an email interview I had with Bangalore-based writer and activist Acha...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 9 months ago

Artist and filmmaker Kitso Lynn Lelliott on disrupting knowledge hierarchies

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Michel-Rolph Trouillot in his book Silencing the Past: The Power and the Production of History interrogates ideas about the history and past...

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