Uninhibited low-fi vulnerability with PURE

[I asked her] what does it feel like to be a hurricane? To be movement To be wave To be woman made word A swirling mess of sound with [screaming at the] centre The silence of every word said against [her] swirling in the eye of [her] perfect storm. — Maneo Mohale, Hurricane The perfect…

The Void

Mandla held his breath, as Teboho baptised him in a puddle of sweat on his chest. Their entangled bodies glistened like stars, clad in nothing but the dazzling quality that only night could reveal. A serpentine wind found a gap in the shut window and swirled graciously in the heat like a procession of relatives…

Ganja Beatz – Growing their field of dreams

Music producers are the sonic architects of popular culture. Great producers capture the raw feeling of performers, while also knowing how to use the trickery in the studio space to create fresh sounds. It’s especially evident in hip hop, where beatmakers play a foundational role. The Bomb Squad, Dr. Dre, RZA, Timbaland, The Neptunes, Kayne…

Lady Skollie and the forbidden fruit

South Africa is built on violences that are unsolved and remain un-checked. A conscious decision is made by many artists to unpack colonial history examining its visible traces on modern day South African society. They deplore its continuum of racist thought. The main tenets of sexism, racism and apartheid remain inseparable from South African life…

12 Womxn changing the game

To be “feminist” in any authentic sense of the term is to want for all people, female and male, liberation from sexist role patterns, domination, and oppression. ―     bell hooks, Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism       This Womxn’s month as we reflect on a notion that is both so vital yet so patronising we need to…

Data mines 3.0

The first We are Data Mines looked at the human relationship with the body, while the second looked at our changing relationship with information technology. This text expands its focus to our fractious relationship with the natural environment, using the space of the mine dump to reflect on how extractive mining capitalism continues to structure Johannesburg….