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Workshop: Khanyisile Mbongwa & Mntana. Wexhwele
August 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The body explored as an archive of multi-dimensional existence where the past, present and future are intersection of time – this evoking the body’s ancestral memory whilst projecting into the imagined future. We use visual arts, African and ancient sounds, movement as mediums to trace memory and imagination.
Khanyisile Mbongwa is a Cape Town based independent curator, award winning artist and sociologist, who works with public space, interdisciplinary and performative practices unpacking the socio-political, socio-economic, socio-racial, gender-queer and historical-contemporary complexities and nuances of the everyday. In 2018 she took up a curatorial research residency CAT.Cologne, Germany focusing on the public sphere, interventions and public policies. As a result curated BLUEPRINT: Where There’s Nowhere To Go, Where Is Home? Currently she works with Norval Foundation as Adjunct Curator for Perfomative Practices and with Cape Town Carnival as Curatorial and Socio-Critical Development advisor. Mbongwa is the Chief Curator of the Stellenbosch Triennale.
Mntana.WeXhwele (Nkosenathi Ernie Koela):
Koela creates textures of music embedded in Afrikan spirituality. Koela explores how healing practices through sound creates space that manifests spiritually and materially. He unpacks the power of traditional vibrations as a practical tool for empowering the soul’s consciousness and physical health. This he does as testament to his ancestry, the long line/s of traditional instrumentalists, diviners/ healers (amaGqirha namaXhwele) that run in his family, who are in their own right, masters of traditional Nguni music/heritage.