Covid-19 and the Global Economic Crisis

The Covid-19 pandemic, is in a sense, two interlocking crises. The first is the plague itself and the drastic public health measures to contain its spread through mass shutdowns. The other is the economic shockwave, with predictions that the world will experience the most severe recession since the catastrophic Great Depression of the 1930s. In…

In touch but out of touch

There is an odd stench of apocalyptic reckoning in the air right about now. A virus is sweeping the globe, wars, destruction and many other biblical prophecies of the looming “end times” are seemingly being fulfilled. Human civilisation is being catapulted into this perpetual state of reflection, loneliness and longing to reinforce all our deep…

In Question of Love

* Disclaimer: this article contains spoilers relating to the show Love is Blind In an interview with philosopher Alain Badiou in a short film entitled The Question of Love, he poignantly speaks of his philosophy on love by stating, “If love didn’t exist what would people talk about otherwise.” Not as a question, the full…

Weighted suspension: conversations and speculations continued on Creative Industries and COVID-19 

The text that is to follow- is the continuation of a conversation and speculations from a place of suspension, on the current and possible future implications of COVID-19 within South Africa’s creative and artistic industries with Molemo Moiloa and Nare Mokgotho of MADEYOULOOK. In the text that precedes it, titled Weighted suspension // conversations and…

Miss Rona — Lefu le holo ke ditsheho

In Sesotho we say; “Lefu le holo ke ditsheho” —even in death or tragedy, we continue to laugh. This is counterintuitive if we view laughter as a sign of pleasure. Although it is true that we laugh when we are happy or amused, we also laugh when we are nervous, when we are scared, confused…