Pre-LIFE 2-V3 - web

Film Screening & Discussion – Pre-LIFE 2

Pre-LIFE 2 comprises film screenings and two panel discussions based on two interlinking themes in the Live Art Festival: Femininities and Republic. In Femininities the approaches by live artists as performative peaks in vastly undulating landscape of approaches to the notion of femininity will be considered. Republic considers ideas around nation, nationality, nationhood and authority. These ideas will be discussed by invited speakers as well as some of the artists who are presenting performance art work at the Festival. Read more

21 Aug ’14
Igshaan Adams - web

Exhibition – Between Subject and Object

Michaelis Galleries presents Between Subject and Object, a group exhibition exploring the depiction of human remains at the interface of art and science. In the representation of the dead, there seems to be a continuum, or sliding scale, between an emphasis on the subject-ness of the deceased individual and the object-ness of the corpse. The exhibition will highlight this continuum as an analytical tool to explore and deepen discussion regarding the depiction of human remains, drawing out similarities and differences between photographs, illustrations, films, performances and objects of scientific and cultural interest. Read more

7 Aug ’14
Live Art icon - web

2nd Live Art Festival

GIPCA is proud to present the 2nd Live Art Festival from 27 August to 6 September 2014. Selected in 2012 by the Sunday Independent as one of its five top art events in the country, the Festival grows this year to feature thirty-nine works of innovation by artists that demonstrate an edge in performance art practice. Many works are either International or South African premieres. Live Art brings together a range of artists from the fields of visual arts, dance, theatre, music, architecture and literature. Read more

27 Aug ’14
Nicole Seiler - Shiver1 - web

International Workshops – Nicole Seiler

Award-winning Swiss choreographer Nicole Seiler is best known for her approach to dance in which image, sound and video play a major role, giving rise to multifaceted dance performances, videos and choreographic installations. Seiler’s company will present a series of free public workshops as part of their participation in the 2014 Live Art Festival. The workshops will focus on multi-media composition; contemporary dance and improvisation; and sound composition. Read more

5 Sep ’14