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The Johannesburg residency

The Johannesburg Play/Urban residency is taking place at the King Kong building in New Doornfontein (VANSA & Parking Gallery space) from the 27th of August until the 22 of September, during the French-South Africa Season.

See where is King Kong building.
This residency is the first of a series (the second one will take place in Strasbourg in October 2013). It will be a collective process (moments of work in a large group, see the list of participants) but will also allow participants to develop personal research areas. These projects will be continued throughout the year between Johannesburg and Strasbourg, and also Kinshasa.
The Johannesburg residency will be one month long. Its principle aim is to engage with the inner city of Johannesburg on a series of experimentations in urban space. These experimentations will be anchored by artists living and working in Joburg on a long term basis : (Dorothée Kreutzfeldt & Bettina Malcomess, Selo Pesa, the Keleketla ! Library collective, the Parking Gallery, Vansa, Donna Kukama and others). Public visibility moments (talks, debates, projections, exhibitions…) will take place on every Wednesday at 18:30 and simultaneously in many other places in the city (Drill Hall, the Substation at Wits… and also in public spaces). In between, each group, mixing students, artists, researchers, will define the form, the temporality and the visibility of its projects. The relation to audiences and inhabitants is a central element of Play/Urban, common to all the projects. Some visibilities will be highly public, others will be more discreet in the urban space.

Play/Urban is collaborating with three others projects :

A MAZE. Interact 2012 is the first international Games & Media Art Festival to be held in Johannesburg and plans to take over spaces across the city centre from Tuesday, 28th August until Sunday, 2nd September, taking art and multi-media expression to the public in a way that this country has never seen before.
See website.

The URBAN/Flux film festival is an experiment in imagining urban space as the locus of all things possible. It seeks to elaborate alternative, ethically driven ways of living and thinking, doing and perceiving (in) the city, to unexpected creative ends. Through a focus on radically innovative experimental film and art video, it aims to create a bridge between cities worldwide, linking places real and imagined, physical and virtual. The goal is to deploy citiness in and from Africa to dream urban futures planet-wide. 40 filmmakers from across the world come together in this richly speculative endeavour.
At the Bioscope Cinema.
Dates : 17-23 September 2012
Screening times :
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday : 19h00 and 20h30
Wednesday : 19h00
Saturday : 14h00, 16h00, 18h00
Sun 13h00, 15h00, 17h00

this RADIO PROJECT is in partnership with Ozosphère festival in Strasburg.

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