Virtual visual art

The Invisible Exhibition

South African visual artists have created virtual objects for The Invisible Exhibition. Using Tilt Brush, an app with which they ‘painted’ life-sized 3D artworks, they each made their own work for this joint, free augmented reality exhibition. The artists include Deborah Bell, Mbongeni Fakudze, Stephen Hobbs and Frederick Clarke. There are also several 360-degree films, which are experienced through the Oculus Go Virtual Headset, giving the viewer a 360-degree view. William Kentridge’s Love Songs From The Last Century will certainly be screened; it puts the viewer in a panoramic charcoal landscape, in which sentences, threatening silhouettes and strange objects appear and disappear.

exposed works

Day Will Break More Than Once 
William Kentridge

Dinner Table
Sue Pam-Grant

Ungasabi 
Siyabonga Mthembu

Empty Note
Janus Fouché, Nhlanhla Mahlangu

Augmented Reality Artworks
William Kentridge, Typewriter
Marcus Neustetter, The Observatory
Mbongeni Fakudze, Rhythm 
Fatima Tayob Moosa, Phases of Connection
Lady Skollie, Watch The Expulsion
Grace Mokalapa, Mysterious Forms - GB698
Io Makandal, The Grit and The Pearl
Cow Mash, Udder Storm
Blessing Ngobeni, Pierced Scars
Anastasia Pather, You're an obstacle, You're not a man

Lost Is Just Another Word For Waiting To Be Found (work in progress)
Philip Miller, Maricel Alvarez 

background information

Frascati programme associate artists

For two weeks Frascati theatre will be the home of associate artists William Kentridge and Faustin Linyekula. Alongside performances by themselves and artists who inspire them, there will be a lot of work from their studios.

These presentations show the importance of Kentridges The Centre for the Less Good Idea and Linyekula’s Studios Kabako, and how they function. There will be a unique and exciting programme in which the boundaries between various artforms disappear. Also, we will be organising a series of debates, called The Welcome Table, in which themes from the presentations (that are also topical in the Netherlands) are discussed.

Kentridge and Linyekula use The Centre For The Less Good Idea and Studios Kabako to give both young and more experienced (performing) artists the space, opportunities and inspiration to work on their oeuvre. For Amsterdam they selected work using different criteria: Linyekula is giving two young artists the opportunity to test new work on Dutch audiences as works-in-progress; Kentridge selected presentations from all the seasons thus far been organised at The Centre.

Choose one or more parts of the programme and be surprised by performances that not only add a new perspective to Kentridge and Linyekula’s artistry, but also tell new stories – from intensely political reflections, exceptional childhood memories and attempts to create new myths for a new era.

 

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biography

William Kentridge (South Africa, 1955) is internationally acclaimed for his drawings, films, theatre and opera productions. His practice is born out of a cross-fertilisation between mediums and genres.

His work responds to the legacies of colonialism and apartheid, within the context of South Africa's socio-political landscape. His aesthetics are drawn from the medium of film’s own history, from stop-motion animation to early special effects. Kentridge’s drawing, specifically the dynamism of an erased and redrawn mark, is an integral part of his expanded animation and filmmaking practice, in which the meanings of his films are developed during the process of their making. His practice also incorporates his theatre training. Kentridge’s work has been seen in museums and galleries around the world since the 1990s, including Documenta in Kassel, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Albertina Museum in Vienna, Musée du Louvre in Paris, Whitechapel Gallery in London, Louisiana Museum in Copenhagen and the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid.

 

Opera productions include Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Shostakovich’s The Nose, and Alban Berg’s Lulu, and have been seen at opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera (New York), La Scala (Milan), English National Opera (London), Opera de Lyon, De Nationale Opera (Amsterdam), and others. Summer 2017 saw the premiere of Kentridge’s production of Berg’s Wozzeck for the Salzburg Festival. The 5-channel video and sound installation The Refusal of Time was made for Documenta (13) in 2012; since then it has been seen in cities around the world. More Sweetly Play the Dance, an 8-channel video projection shown first in Eye Amsterdam in April 2015, and Notes Toward a Model Opera, a three-screen projection looking at the Chinese Cultural Revolution, made for an exhibition in Beijing in 2015; both have been presented in many other cities since. Kentridge’s ambitious yet ephemeral public art project for Rome Triumphs & Laments (a 500 m frieze of figure power-washed from pollution and bacterial growth on the walls of the Tiber River) opened in April 2016 with a performance of live music composed by Philip Miller and a procession of shadow figures. William Kentridge featured at the Holland Festival in 2010 with Telegrams from the Nose, in 2012 with Refuse the Hour and in 2014 with Winterreise. In 2015, he staged Alban Berg's Lulu with De Nationale Opera (Amsterdam). Kentridge is one of the Holland Festival’s two associate artists this year.

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Credits

creation
The Centre for the Less Good Idea, The Mixed Reality Workshop (TMRW)
curator
Bronwyn Lace
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Day Will Break More Than Once
director
William Kentridge
composition, choreography
Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Kyle Shepherd
performance
William Kentridge, Dada Mashilo, Ayanda Nhlangothi, Zandile Hlatshwayo, Sibusiso Shozi, Siphiwe Nkabinde, Gregory Mabusela, Princess Tshabangu, Xolisile Bongwana
vr editing
Janus Fouché
360 cinematography
EDEN
sound
SoulFire Studios
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Dinner Table
concept
Sue Pam-Grant
writers
Sue Pam-Grant, Sylvaine Strike
director
Sylvaine Strike
performers
Sue Pam-Grant, Jefferson Tshabalala, Gregory Mabusela, Antony Coleman, Siyabonga Mthembu, David Thatanelo April, Thandazile Sonia Radebe, Khutjo Green
360 cinematography
EDEN
vr editing
LEFT Post Productions
sound
SoulFire Studios
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Ungasabi
concept
Siyabonga Mthembu
directors
Nhlanhla Mahlangu,Siyabonga Mthembu
performance
Siyabonga Mthembu, Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Themba Mkhoma, Thandazile Sonia Radebe, Phumlani Mndebele, Gregory Mabusela, Lulu Mlangeni, Mdu Nhlapo, Simphiwe Bonongo
360 cinematography
EDEN
vr editing
LEFT Post Productions
sound
SoulFire Studios
Empty Note
concept
Janus Fouché, Nhlanhla Mahlangu
performance
Nhlanhla Mahlangu
music
Nhlanhla Mahlangu
additional music
Don Phallane
360 cinematography
Ambrosia XR
vr editing
Janus Fouché
sound
SoulFire Studios
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Lost Is Just Another Word For Waiting To Be Found
work in progress
concept
Philip Miller, Maricel Alvarez
performace
Waldo Alexander, Maricel Alvarez, Xolisile Bongwana, Grace Magubane, Philip Miller, Xolani Sanele Dlamini
sound
SoulFire Studios, Liam O Brian
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Pierced Scars
sound & poetry
Gift Makhafula Vilakazi
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Augmented Reality Artworks
Typewriter
William Kentridge
The Observatory
Marcus Neustetter
Rhythm
Mbongeni Fakudze
Phases of Connection
Fatima Tayob Moosa
Watch The Expulsion
Lady Skollie
Mysterious Forms - GB698
Grace Mokalapa
The Grit and The Pearl
Io Makandal
Udder Storm
Cow Mash
Pierced Scars
Blessing Ngobeni
You're an obstacle, You're not a man
Anastasia Pather
application design and programming
Brent Robinson
accompanying augmented music
season 5 workshop
performance
Ayanda Nhlangothi, Zandile Hlatshwayo, Sibusiso Shozi, Siphiwe Nkabinde, Gregory Mabusela, Princess Tshabangu, Xolisile Bongwana, Siyabonga Mthembu, Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Simphiwe Bonongo
sound
SoulFire Studios

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