Gemma Hart / art&culture / 5 days ago

CANINE WISDOM FOR THE BARKING DOG – THE DOG DONE GONE DEAF // Exploring the Sonic Cosmologies of Halim El-Dabh with Artistic Intervention at the Dakar Biennial


Sonically transformed. Haunting vibrations converging in crescendo. Signifying colourways correlating corresponding frequencies as music...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 2 weeks ago

Abri de Swardt’s Ridder Thirst // Collaging Historiographies of Queer Youth

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An anonymity of objects, each with an individual history. Tussled and turned. Transformed by the rhythm of a pulsing river. Caked in the...

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Gemma Hart / fashion / 2 months ago

Notion of Form // Embracing Multiculturalism through Abstraction

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Intersecting lines flow into form. Revealing subtleties of the figure. Long limbs extend from folds. Striking asymmetry. Frills unfurl in co...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 2 months ago

Internet Censorship // Undermining the democratization of information


“To the past, or to the future. To an age when thought is free. From the Age of Big Brother, from the Age of the Thought Police, from a dead...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 2 months ago

School of Anxiety // Processes of (Un)learning in Collaborative Art Praxis

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“Whoever has learned to be anxious in the right way has learned the ultimate.” ― Søren Kierkegaard The School of Anxiety (SoA...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 3 months ago

Strategies for Survival – An Arts Course Countering Histories of Erasure


“Reading silences, rereading denials, deciphering edited out material and actively pouring over existent African Studies scholarship about i...

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Gemma Hart / Photography / 3 months ago

Photographer Hana Jayne Sho’s series Boys in Light // The Intimate Moments of Collaboration


Forms of flesh awash with pale pink hues, steeped in the sounds Lana Del Rey’s youthful lullabies. Tendrils of smoke twist and turn off the ...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 3 months ago

Visualizing Privilege in the Wake of Woke // With Rebone Masemola

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I am heterosexual I have never been a victim of violence because of my sexuality I still identify as the gender I was born in. I ne...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 4 months ago

Love is a Difficult Blue // Cathartic Moments in Collaborative Practice with Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh


Washes of colour bleed into pools of pleasure. Delicately drawn and intricately articulated. Forms of flesh emerge from thread. The intersec...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 5 months ago

Denise Bertschi // State Fiction and the Fallacy of Neutrality

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Stacks of time-stained pages - riffled and rummaged through. Transactions marked only by an undiscovered paper trail. Complicit in ink. Char...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 5 months ago

Thakirah Allie’s Hey Sexy // Countering Catcalling by Claiming the Narrative

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“This led me to only focus on how this makes women feel - about themselves, about their bodies, about their spaces in society and about the ...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 6 months ago

Spellbinders- Whimsical and Witty // Modes of Engaging with the Curatorial Project

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Levitating canvases - layered with brush strokes. Interwoven narratives and dust-laden histories. Display cases bursting with aged newspaper...

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