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Terms of endearment by Johan Thom

Video still 1 ‘Terms of endearment’ Johan Thom, 2007

At Iwalewahaus for a 3 day festival/ screening of ‘The film will always be you’ curated by Abrie Fourie​ and Zoe Whitley​ as of this Saturday. Then for some mischevious fun with a dark performance as part of the conference program for ‘Art of Wagnis’ dedicated to the life and work of provocateur Christoph Schlingensief.

More details about the ‘Art of Wagnis’ conference here:

http://www.iwalewa.uni-bayreuth.de/de/program/20151204_Schlingensief-Tagung/index.html

and for ‘The Film will always be you’ here:

http://www.iwalewa.uni-bayreuth.de/de/program/20151127_Film-Will-Always-Be-Yo/index.html

 

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ILLUMINATION

Catch a screening of my some of my video artworks at 1:54 in London.

Sunday 18 October 2015, Somerset House.

12.00 – 13.00  Works by Theo Eshetu and Johan Thom

More info available here: http://1-54.com/london/forum/

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ANALOGUE EYE is a mobile drive-in theatre and pop-up cinema experience. The project pays homage to the traditional drive-in experience and to early projectionists such as Sol Plaatjie, who traveling across South Africa, took the moving image to the people. In this vein and spirit Analogue Eye has taken the video works from the gallery context to meet a wider audience in unexpected public platforms and spaces. Video Art Africa is a curated screening of three programs of diverse video artworks made by 37 artists about, from or on the African continent.
Featuring 37 Artists from 18 countries.

Created & curated by Brent Meistre

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/ANALOGUEYE?fref=photo

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National Centre for Contemporary Arts presents
 
STILL FIGHTING IGNORANCE & INTELLECTUAL PERFIDY
Video art from Africa
Curated by Kisito Assangni
 
2 November 2012 
 
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS
123342, 13, Build.2
Zoologicheskaya St
Moscow
Russia
 
Including
Jude Anogwih | Younes Baba-Ali | Saidou Dicko | Ndoye Douts | Kokou Ekouagou | Mohamed El Baz | Samba Fall | Nicene Kossentini | Kai Lossgott | Michele Magema | Nathalie Mba Bikoro | Johan Thom | Saliou Traoré | Guy Woueté | Ezra Wube
 

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Torrance Art Museum presents

STILL FIGHTING IGNORANCE & INTELLECTUAL PERFIDY

Video art from Africa

Curated by Kisito Assangni

 

July 21 – September 1, 2012

 

TORRANCE ART MUSEUM

3320 Civic Center

Torrance, California

90503 USA

www.torranceartmuseum.com

http://sfip-project.blogspot.com

 

Including

Jude Anogwih | Younes Baba-Ali | Saidou Dicko | Ndoye Douts | Kokou Ekouagou | Mohamed El Baz | Samba Fall | Nicene Kossentini | Kai Lossgott | Michele Magema | Nathalie Mba Bikoro | Johan Thom | Saliou Traoré | Guy Woueté | Ezra Wube

 

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Curated by Kisito Assangni

29 April 2012
7-10pm

ARENA 1 GALLERY
3026 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica – Los Angeles
CA 90405 USA

In collaboration with Manipulated Image

Including
Jude Anogwih | Younes Baba-Ali | Saidou Dicko | Ndoye Douts | Kokou Ekouagou | Mohamed El Baz | Samba Fall | Nicene Kossentini | Kai Lossgott | Michele Magema | Nathalie Mba Bikoro | Johan Thom | Saliou Traoré | Guy Woueté | Ezra Wube


Project [SFIP] is a multi-national exhibition process and a platform for critical thinking, researching and presenting African video art.

The technocultural revolution has democratised cultural and artistic practice through everyday access to new media.  At the same time, the pervasive presence of technology in our lives has raised questions around privacy, surveillance and ownership, the dominance of Western media in globalisation, as well as the privilege of access in the developed world.  The [SFIP] network is dedicated to the diffusion of new experiences worldwide through film and video.  It is unfortunate that contemporary African art remains largely associated with sculpture and painting.  Much work remains to be done in adequately researching the creative energy of the continent, especially within the last decade.

This exhibition presents a selection of African video art that stands beyond the clichés that remain associated with the dark continent and the postcolonial image. It seeks to bring viewers closer to idiosyncratic readings of African video art and its thematic concerns which are largely ignored. ‘Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy’ contextualises African video art within a larger cultural framework.

Reflecting an age of inter-cultural migration, [SFIP] presents African video artists who live in Africa, Europe and USA whilst providing a meeting point for knowledge and interest in the relationship between self and society.  Most works address issues of alterity, identity, tolerance and social relationships as artists reflexively consider their sense of place and belonging in an increasingly interconnected world.

From experimental video to short film, this show focuses on aesthetic and methodological perspectives of fighting ignorance and intellectual perfidy in contemporary African art.  The project tells Africa’s story by African new media artists as seen through the lens of the relation between tradition and modernity.

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