The Pandemic, Politics and Protest in the WNBA

The WNBA regular season is at a close with the playoffs in full swing—and while it was a short campaign—it will be one of the most memorable in the league’s history; not only because of the bubble experiment but because of how it became the most politically tinged season. After the death of George Floyd…

BATTLECRY: On Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum’s volcanoes

During a virtual walk through her new solo exhibition, BATTLECRY, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum hinted at her volcanoes in conversation with curator Elvira Dyangani Ose. Speaking to her work Trooper, she described the volcano shimmering on the horizon as both “a physical earthly sensibility” that suggests the flow of the unseen and unpredictable, as well as…

Black Science Fiction // polyphonic and polyrhythmic music traditions

Black mysticism, African space travel, Ghetto surrealism, Queer futurism, Black intimacy, hood futurism—enter Black Science Fiction. Home of all things experimental. Afro electronica, live instrumentation, loops, beat-making, soundscapes, synths and streams of consciousness. The object is music! The objective; a combination of notes evoking a response from multiple sensory systems towards an enriching experience. Through…

Wa Thinta Imbokodo | MultiChoice partnering with Civil Society Organisations for GBV Initiative

*Content Warning: this article discusses gendered violence, femcide, rape and murder August ninth marked the celebration of South Africa’s history-changing women’s march of 1956. On this day approximately 20 000 women across the country’s racialised communities marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria—mobilised in protest and petition against the country’s pass laws that required individuals…

Trump and the K-pop hack | Pop culture fandoms & social justice

Donald Trump’s political career is rooted in a fanatical fanbase of supporters, who have an intense personal connection with his toxic personality along with his racist and xenophobic ideology. Along with the public spectacle of public rallies, his 2016 Presidential campaign used social media campaigning (including extensive covert data mining) to successfully win the American…

Ecological Artistry | Zayaan Khan

Working through seed, land and food from a socio-political perspective; Zayaan Khan turns to the earth as her source of knowledge, weaving together an astounding and continual offering of reclaiming indigenous food practices and food justice while critiquing our collective dependency on neo-liberalism. I was first introduced to her work a few years ago with…

Azibuye – The 360° Virtual Reality Film

Writing about Azibuye – The Occupation is almost as tricky as watching it. I had to move mountains to lay my hands on a headset, then realised my ancient iPhone wouldn’t work in the Samsung VR Gear headset which meant also procuring a Samsung phone. After fumbling through the Android system, I somehow managed to…

Destructive Consumption | Notes from Earth

“One day I hope we won’t need the term “intersectional” to preface environmentalism. One day I hope that when people think of an environmentalist, they’ll automatically envision an activist that cares about both people and the planet. I truly believe that day will come soon if environmentalists wake up and begin advocating for those whose…