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derica:

THE FUTURE WEIRD: remote control
Wednesday 26th MARCH 2014 @8PM, Spectacle Theater 

The Future Weird is back with REMOTE CONTROL, an evening of films concerning witches & bitches – women who see, take, and sell things they cannot grasp. Whether they wield powers to possess, or are somehow controlled, the technologies these films document are deployed without regard for reciprocity or consent. 

REMOTE CONTROL is both the loss of individual agency, and the thrilling ability to inhabit another’s body. Presenting weird clips alongside shorts by Zina Saro Wiwa, Elaine Castillo, Fyzal Boulifa, and the U.S. Premiere of TOUCH by Shola Amoo, we’re talking possession, surveillance, “brain to brain interface”, and the sinister compulsion to repurpose the humanoid. Join us on Wednesday 26th March @8PM as we contemplate the human of use of human beings.

More details & RSVP via the Facebook event page 

The Future Weird is a screening series dedicated to sci-fi/experimental/weird film by black, African & Third World directors created by Derica Shields & Megan Eardley. Find details of previous programs and follow us here & here

Always an exciting line up!

Cape Town Event: Free House Music Performance by Big Nuz.

WHERE: BENTLEY OYSTER BAR & BISTRO (CLAREMONT)
WHEN:
THURSDAY 27TH FEB, 8PM-10PM
COST:
FREE

Listen to Big Nuz.

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tobia:

I have some drawings exhibiting in “southXeast: contemporary southeastern art" a group show at Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. The exhibition, housed in the Schmidt Center Gallery, will be on view from February 22nd through March 27th.

Anyone traveling to Florida or is around such whereabouts should definitely check it out. As always, thanks so much for the support!

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sfmoma:

Photographer Zanele Muholi’s series Faces and Phases gives a history to the black lesbians in her community. While each woman is pictured as an individual, the portraits are meant to be displayed together, celebrating the collective experience of the women. As Muholi says, “We are connected by photography.”

Join SFMOMA and artist Zanele Muholi for an artist talk at SFJAZZ on 3/12→

Things to do - New York: Two films by Ousmane Sembene.

The Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York will be screening two of the iconic Senegalese filmmakers early works - Black Girl and Borom Sarret - starting February 5th - 7th.

Made in 1963, Borom Sarret is a 19 minute documentary - the first film by the auteur, that chronicles the state of poverty in some parts of Senegal.

Black Girl, one of his most well-known films, is the tragic story about a young Senegalese woman who travels to France and finds out the hard way that her dreams cannot be realized in the ‘mother country’ responsible for not just the colonialism of her country, but of her mind, soul and body.

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The STEVENSON in Cape Town will be hosting an opening on Thursday 16th January for three exhibitions featuring work from Viviane Sassen, Ernest Mancoba, Wonga Mancoba, Sonja Ferlov and Portia Zvavahera.

Have to admit that I’m always a little jealous of those of you in cities like New York or London that get to enjoy some of the best Pan-African and African Diasporic events.

This Saturday December 7th, if you’re anywhere near the Brooklyn Museum, in celebration of Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu's residency at the museum, their Target First Saturdays event will center on her exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fanastic Journey. There’ll be a talk hosted by the curator of the exhibition, Saisha Grayson, another talk by Nigerian artist Njideka Akunyili, a spoken word performance by musician, poet, actor and writer Saul Williams, and of course, lots of music.

Another fantastic Adidas SA event happening in Jozi.

Unite Joburg" features photography from the streets of Johannesburg - Maboneng to Newton, Soweteo to Illovo - taken by the likes of Chris Saunders, Justice and Innocent Mukheli of ‘I SEE A DIFFERENT YOU’, AND Anthony Bila, ‘The Expressionist’. 

On November 19th, 2013, the Steve Biko Foundation, in collaboration with YFM, will host the 11th session of the FrankTalk Radio Dialogues. This year’s talk will be focusing on the theme: Black Consciousness and Gender.

To RSVP and be part of the audience email Thando Sipuye at tsipuye@sbf.org.za.

More events.

EVENT: I SEE A DIFFERENT YOU at the Museum of African Design (MOAD), Johannesburg.

Opening on Thursday 14 November at 7:30 PM and running through 9 February, the group exhibition ‘Native Nostalgia' is an exploration of nostalgia in five African countries; Senegal, Nigeria, Algeria, Benin and South Africa.

Really excited for Art Week Cape Town and after looking through their schedule, I’ve picked some of the standout events that I’m planning on attending beginning at the end of this month:

Danny Brown is coming to South Africa! Well, Johannesburg, at least.

If you’re keen on attending his upcoming performance at Walter Sisulu Square, time’s running out for you to get tickets to attend. Here’s how to do just that:

Invitations are being sent out via Facebook. Each person gets to invite 3 people, they then get to invite 3 people etc.

There are 3 places where you can pick up your access band and you need to do this by 10 November:

AREA3 in Maboneng Precinct, adidas in Rosebank or Sportscene in Sandton City.

The access band also gives you 3 free drinks on the night and 20% off adidas Originals gear.

The line-up for the night has some pretty great Joburg guys playing:
Mma Tseleng
Phat Jack
Cuebur
Kid Fonque
Kat La Kat
The Watermark High
Scrambles 4 Money
Tha Cutt
Cassper Nyovest
Okmalumkoolkat
DJ Switch

The details are here – try your luck by signing in.

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South African artists Nandipha Mntambo and Mohau Modisakeng use their work to engage questions raised in postcolonial Africa, addressing issues of past and present, agency and autonomy, and traditional customs versus adopted identities.

Both artists will be present at the San Francisco Art Institute on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7:30pm for a free talk.

More info.

Starting from November 2013, up until March 2014, non-profit organization Concerts in the Park Cape Town will be hosting a series of free concerts at De Waal Park’s Victorian Bandstand featuring the likes of Hot Water, Sadiq Khan, The Rudimentals, Mark Haze, The UCT Big Band, Freshly Ground and more.

Brought to you by Nando’s, Smile 90.4FM and the City of Cape Town, all shows are open to all members of the public and there will be great and exciting prizes to be won at every concert.

Follow CITPCT on Facebook and Twitter for more updates, info, news and exciting competitions.