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GIPCA Projects 2013

Crossings #3 – International Performances

Young professional choreographers, dancers, composers and lighting designers will converge in Cape Town to participate in the third edition of the Crossings International Artistic Workshop. At the end of this creative laboratory consisting of classes, experiments, and discussions, the group will present three new works to the public in a one-night-only performance of three new works at the Baxter Theatre on 17 November.

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Start: 17 November 2013

End: 17 November 2013

Venue: The Baxter Theatre

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Crossings #3 – International Performances

Sketch Sketch Assembly: Merry Company is a new educational project in the Hottentots Holland cycle by Donald Gordon Creative Arts Fellow Andrew Putter, in which a group of 30 artists and designers re-imagine the history of the ‘Hottentots’ and the Dutch at the Cape of Good Hope in the 1600s by collaboratively making a body of visual sketches based on 17th century Netherlandish merry companies.

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Start: 19 October 2013

End: 21 October 2013

Venue: Michaelis Galleries

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Picturing Health rights – Voices from the Cape Flat 

Picturing Health Rights: Voices From the Cape Flats is a creative exploration of health issues that are of greatest concern to specific communities. Participants from Hanover Park, Delft and Athlone took part in this Photo-Voice project. The accompanying symposium will explore how community voice can be more effective in shaping how health care is delivered and the conditions needed for healthy lives are achieved.

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Start: 05 October 2013

End: 30 October 2013

Venue: Various Venues throughout the city

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Music in the City – Piero Delle Monache

Acclaimed jazz musician Piero Delle Monache leads a dynamic quartet as part of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts’ Music in the City series. This concert will feature original compositions from Delle Monache’s latest project, THUNUPA. Led by Delle Monache on tenor saxophone, the ensemble comprises acclaimed musicians Giovanni Ceccarelli (piano), Tito Mangialajo Rantzer (double bass) and Alessandro Marzi (drums). This African tour spans the continent from Addis Ababa to Cape Town. 

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Start: 16 October 2013

End: 16 October 2013

Venue: Hiddingh Hall

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Crossings #3 - International Artistic Workshops

Young professional choreographers, dancers, composers and lighting designers will converge in Cape Town to participate in the third edition of the Crossings International Artistic Workshop. 23 South African and international participants will explore the ‘crossings’ between lighting, music and dance in the creative process during this ten-day workshop. These young artists will collaborate and explore new creative horizons under the artistic direction of choreographers Germaine Acogny (Senegal) and Vincent Mantsoe (South Africa), lighting designer Floriaan Ganzevoort (Holland) and composer James Webb (South Africa). 

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Start: 08 November 2013

End: 08 November 2013

Venue: The Baxter Theatre

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

LAND

‘LAND’, an event comprising performances, visual art installations, public lectures and panels about land, territory, ownership and art – will be presented from 21-24 November at various spaces throughout the City of Cape Town. South Africa is characterised by a series of disjunctive experiences in a land of extraordinary contrast: its natural splendour belies the brutal experiences of slavery, forced removals and continued poverty. The material inscription of colonisation, with the Land Act as its formalisation, remains performative – still determining where people live and intersect, and how people move through space. It results in diverse and opposing ideas, values, dreams that constantly disrupt the country’s present.

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Start: 21 November 2013

End: 24 November 2013

Venue: Various Venues throughout the city

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Puma Films4Peace

Puma films4peace features some of today’s most innovative contemporary artists, all of whom are asked to visually interpret the subject of peace. The films are live screened at hundreds of cultural venues, from Human Rights Festivals to major museums, public spaces, youth leadership conferences and new media centres. This year, six acclaimed artists have been commissioned to create short films: Rob Carter, Wilmer Wilson IV, Athi-Patra Ruga, Zanele Muholi, Anthony Goicolea, and Assume Vivid Astro Focus.

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Start: 03 October 2013

End: 03 October 2013

Venue: Hiddingh Hall

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Great Texts – Michael Godby

Professor Michael Godby will discuss the representations and socio-political implications of Jesus and The Virgin Mary in Duccio’s Maesta. This lecture, Maesta: Mediaeval, Modern, Marvellous, explores the appearance of both religious and political references in the main Maesta panel, as well as in the many narrative panels in the altarpiece that depict the story of Jesus. Drawing from historical and theological events, Godby will demonstrate the combined spiritual, secular and political significance of this painting.

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Start: 03 October 2013

End: 03 October 2013

Venue: Hiddingh Hall

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

TERMINAL – an exhibition on street poles

‘Terminal’ is a publically sited exhibition of photographic work, as part of GIPCA’s interdisciplinary ‘LAND’ project. Presented as A1 sized posters on street poles posters, the exhibition is curated in specific streets in and around the Cape Town CBD. The exhibition does not focus on major narratives or historical overviews, but rather ‘short stories’ or ‘sketches’ from or about the city. By placing these artworks on street poles in busy areas in the city, the artworks compete with the bustle of the City, and alongside those posters promoting concerts and political parties.

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Start: 20 November 2013

End: 02 December 2013

Venue: Street poles throughout the city

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Public Lecture – Jens Hoffmann

The Michaelis School of Fine Art, in association with the South African Jewish Museum and the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts, will present The Exhibition as a Dramatic Construction by Jens Hoffmann.In this lecture, Hoffmann will discuss a trilogy of exhibitions he ocurated for the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco, all of which were based on iconic American novels: The Wizard of Oz (2008), Moby Dick (2009), and Huckleberry Finn (2010).

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Start: 24 September 2013

End: 24 September 2013

Venue: Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za