Tension Torsion: 20 Years on 
 

A group show of new works by Farieda Nazier, Gordon Froud, Avitha Sooful and Oupa V. Mokwena. 

Curated by: Farieda Nazier 

20 March to 17 April 2014

Ithuba Art Gallery, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

 

 

Launched on 20 March 2014, during the advent of commemoration of South Africa's 20 years of democracy, Tension Torsion: 20 Years on was a responsive arts-based social intervention that comprised an art exhibition of sculptural installation and a public visual-arts programme.

 

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Photography by: Lavendhri Arumugham and Alberta Whittle

After Math: An expoloration of temporality, wounding and consequence 

A solo show by  Farieda Nazier with Mocke J van Veuren & Thami Hector Manekehla

Curated by: Farieda Nazier 

16 August to 16 September 2012 at the Apartheid Museum, Ormonde, Johannesburg 

 

Panorama

Panorama

The Round Room (9m diameter), Apartheid Museum Site for sculptural, video, sound installations and later integral performance. Ormonde, Johannesburg

Huis

Huis

(Afrikaans for House) March 2012 Sandblasted and fold-formed aluminium modular sculpture Dimensions: 20cmx20cmx40cm per unit

This is my home now...

This is my home now...

July 2012 Hammer embossed fold-formed aluminium modular sculpture Dimensions: 8cmx20cmx100cm per unit

Huis Paleis

Huis Paleis

(Afrikaans for House Palace) July 2012 stop-motion animation on loop Dimensions: varied format Produced in collaboration with Mocke J van Veuren

Ma

Ma

(Afrikaans for Mom) April 2012 Hammer embossed sculpture installation accompanied by stop-motion animation on loop Dimensions: sculpture: 200cmx50cmx20cm and animation varied format Video produced in collaboration with Mocke J van Veuren

Ma

Ma

(Afrikaans for Mom) July 2012 Hammer embossed sculpture installation Dimensions: sculpture - 200cmx50cmx20cm

Taxi queen or R5 Airtime (side view)

Taxi queen or R5 Airtime (side view)

April 2012 Sandblasted sculpture installation accompanied by stop-motion animation on loop - projected on ceiling Dimensions: sculpture unit- 40cmx 40cmx15cm and animation varied format Video produced in collaboration with Mocke J van Veuren

Witbene

Witbene

(Afrikaans for White bones) April 2012 Sandblasted modular sculpture installation Dimensions: sculpture - 100cmx50cmx50cm

Pa

Pa

(Afrikaans for Father) July 2012 Animated video-work of angle-ground sculpture installed as part of Potret Dimensions: sculpture - animation varied format Produced in collaboration with Mocke J van Veuren

Performing the After Math

Performing the After Math

February to July 2012 Choreographer and Performer: Thami Hector Manekehla Co-choreographed by Farieda Nazier

Performing the After Math (2)

Performing the After Math (2)

Frantz Fanon in his 1952 Black Skin White Masks uses the term ‘black neurosis’ to broadly refer to the psychological effects of racial oppression. Within the South African context as with many other analogous contexts, personal histories are undeniably engrained with discrimination and its consequent wounding in one form or another. The After Math project is an ongoing art intervention which explores art as socio-political research and social engagement focussing on Fanon’s concept of ‘black neurosis’. The project aims to generate dialogue around a discrimination-wounding-aftermath theme through the use of a range of explorative methodologies i.e. abstract sculptural installations, animated video work and live performance.

 

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Related Media

Photography by: Nanka Hawes and Ryan Uys

Scholarly responses 

Article in Third Text

  • Peter, J. 2015. Mediating Interactions between Representation, Meaning and Language: ‘After Math’: An Exploration of Temporality, Wounding and ConsequencePages 207-220 | Published online: 22 Sep 2015

 

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Related Exhibitions

  • Iziko Castle of Good Hope: MTN New Contemporary Awards, Cape Town (RSA) , 2012

  • Ithuba Art Gallery: Traversed and Recorded, Johannesburg (RSA), 2012

  • Bag Factory: Young 14', Johannesburg (RSA), 2014

  • Apartheid Archive Conference: Race, Place, Location, Dislocation, Pretoria (RSA), 2014

  • The Holt Gallery: Four Woundings and a Sequal, St. Louis (USA), 2015

 

Group Shows
 
2014

In place of Space Exhibition at the Apartheid Archive Conference

20 May to 23 May   (Sculptural installation, University of Pretoria)

 

2014

Vestigial Space  Exhibition at the Apartheid Archive Conference

20 May to 23 May  (Sculptural installation, University of Pretoria)

 

2014

Tension Torsion: 20 Years On Exhibition at Ithuba Arts Gallery

20 March to 13 April

(Sculptural installation, Braamfontein)

 

2014

Young 14’ Exhibition at The Bag Factory 12 March

(Sculptural installation, Fordsburg)

 

 

 

 

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