(a digital & public art initiative)
Various public sites (Cape Town, South Africa)
Concept, Creative Direction, Choreography - Louise Coetzer
Drone Photography - Marcel Maassen
Digital, Wheatpaste, Workshop Facilitation - Scott Eric Williams
Project Photographer - Oscar O’Ryan
Stylist - Gavin Collins
Costuming - nuun
Performed by Darkroom Contemporary
Dancers: Lewellyn Afrika, Angelique Du Plessis, Luyanda Mdingi, Gabriel Mehlomakhulu, Isabel Ray
Workshop Participants / Wheatpaste - Sibulele Kasana, Thandile Mbatsha, Kylie The-Hoff, Sinazo Mxeli, Victoria Lwebangila, Lungelo Jonas
/kɑɹˈtɑɡɹəfi/ responds to our collective fear of nearness, by keeping at a safe distance. Simultaneously, it celebrates public space and invites viewers to visit its geolocations, a metaphorical step into the unknown, an invitation to engage with the physical world as an antidote to digital overload. The resulting works merge dance, drone photography, digital art, wheatpaste and performativities to express themes of human connection and connectedness during this time. This project is viewed as laboratory for mapping these new ways of being and doing.
The resulting AR experience asks viewers to participate in a treasure hunt of sorts, by following specific geolocations where hidden artworks are discovered.
Made possible through support from the National Lotteries Commission. With thanks to Greatmore Studios.