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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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  • Johan Thom Terms of Endearment 2007 Video still © Johan Thom, courtesy the artist

Little known outside of South Africa, the Johannesburg Free Filmmakers Cooperative was a loose association of filmmakers in the 1980s, among them artist William Kentridge. The very act of filmmaking as a vital outlet for self-expression caused Kentridge to recognise that ‘you yourself will be the film and the film will always be you.’ This three-day programme of screenings launches with Free Filmmakers’ experimental 1986 documentary and is followed by a selection of 25 contemporary artists’ shorts rarely or never before seen in UK. The Saturday and Sunday screenings will each culminate with artists in conversation, reflecting on the changing role of the moving image in art and how the medium expresses new subjectivities. The series demonstrates the substantial legacy of South African artists on screen.

Curated by Zoe Whitley, Adjunct Research Curator, Tate, supported by Guaranty Trust Bank plc, and Abrie Fourie, Independent Curator

Events in this series

The Film Will Always Be You
Friday 10 July, 19.00–21.00

The Film Will Always Be You: Points and Counterpoints
Saturday 11 July, 16.00–18.00

The Film Will Always Be You: Performing Selves
Saturday 11 July, 19.00–21.00

The Film Will Always Be You: New Subjectivities
Sunday 12 July, 17.00–19.00

Tate Film is supported by LUMA Foundation

This project has been supported by the SAUK Seasons 2014 & 2015, a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa and the British Council.

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/eventseries/film-will-always-be-you-south-african-artists-on-screen

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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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STILL FIGHTING IGNORANCE & INTELLECTUAL PERFIDY

Video art from Africa

Curated by Kisito Assangni

 

13-30 March 2014

 

BEN URI MUSEUM

108a Boundary Road

LONDON NW8 0RH

UK

www.benuri.org.uk

http://sfip-project.blogspot.com

 

PV: 13th March | 6.30pm

Panel discussion: 17th March | 6.30pm

 

Including:

Said Afifi (Morocco) | Nirveda Alleck (Mauritius) | Jude Anogwih (Nigeria) | Younes Baba-Ali (Morocco) | Rehema Chachage (Tanzania) | Saidou Dicko (Burkina Faso) | Ndoye Douts (Senegal) | Kokou Ekouagou (Togo) | Mohamed El Baz (Morocco) | Samba Fall (Senegal) | Dimitri Fagbohoun (Benin) | Wanja Kimani (Kenya) | Nicene Kossentini (Tunisia) | Kai Lossgott (South Africa) | Michele Magema (D.Congo) | Nathalie Mba Bikoro (Gabon) | Victor Mutelekesha (Zambia) | Johan Thom (South Africa) | Saliou Traoré (Burkina Faso) | Guy Woueté (Cameroon) | Ezra Wube (Ethiopia).

The program was previously presented at Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden; Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland; Torrance Art Museum, California, USA; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Motorenhalle Centre for Contemporary Art, Dresden, Germany and Lucca Museum, Lucca, Italy.

 

Associated events:

Thursday 13th March: Exhibition Private View
Join us from 6.30pm for the opening of the new exhibition.

Monday 17th March: Talking Art
This discussion event will explore the current exhibition of African video art by 21 African artists. 
Speakers include: David Glasser, Ben Uri Chair; Kisito Assangi, Exhibition Curator; Yvette Greslé, Arts Writer and PhD candidate, History of Art, University College London and Marie Rodet, Lecturer in African History, Convenor Film and History, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
To book your place, please call Laura Jones on 020 7604 3991

Tuesdays 18th and 25th March: Life Drawing Classes
Life drawing classes for all levels, within the exhibition space. For more details, click here.

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videoabend: Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy

Film
Mittwoch, 03.04.2013, 20:00 – 22:00 Uhr
Motorenhalle – Wachsbleichstraße 4a, 01067 Dresden

Der Kurator Kisito Assangni ist anwesend und gibt im Gespräch mit Frank Eckhardt eine Einführung. Zwischen den Blöcken und zum Ende steht er zur Diskussion bereit.

http://sfip-project.blogspot.com

Der Videoabend präsentiert eine länderübergreifende Auswahl heutiger afrikanischer Videokunst. “Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy” kontextualisiert afrikanische Videokunst in einem größeren kulturellen Rahmen. Im Zeitalter interkultureller Migration präsentiert [SFIP] auch Afrikanische Videokünstler/innen, die in Afrika, Europa und den USA zu leben. Ein verbindendes Element bildet das Interesse an den Beziehungen zwischen dem Selbst und der Gesellschaft. Die meisten Werke thematisieren Fragen von Alternativen, Identität, Toleranz und sozialen Beziehungen. Die experimentellen Videos konzentrieren sich auf ästhetische und methodische Perspektiven des Kampfes gegen Unwissenheit und geistige Niedertracht in der zeitgenössischen afrikanischen Kunst. Das Projekt erzählt Geschichten Afrikas von Afrikanischen Medienkünstler/innen wie durch die Linse der Beziehung zwischen Tradition und Zeitgenossenschaft.

Liste der Werke:
> * Said Afifi, Metamorphosis of the linguist #2, 4’58”, 2010 (Morocco)
> * Jude Anogwih, STOP! 2’04”, 2010 (Nigeria)
> * Younes Baba-Ali, Call for Prayer – Morse, 3’06”, 2011 (Morocco)
> * Wanja Kimani, Buttons, 2’03”, 2010 (Kenya)
> * Nicene Kossentini, Myopia, 3’13”, 2008 (Tunisia)
> * Kai Lossgott, Read these roads, 3’58”, 2010 (South Africa)
> * Victor Mutelekesha, Shadow of my shadow, 3’39”, 2009 (Zambia)
> * Saidou Dicko, Le petit Berger, 5’14”, 2011 (Burkina Faso)
> * Ndoye Douts, Train train Medina, 7’02”, 2001 (Senegal)
> * Samba Fall, Oil man, 1’00, 2008 (Senegal)
> * Nathalie M’ba Bikoro feat. Iris Musolf, Hide & Seek, 5’33”, 2010 (Gabon)
> * Saliou Traoré, Traffic mum, 10’00”, 2009 (Burkina Faso)
> * Ezra Wube, Gela 2, 1’57”, 2010, (Ethiopia)
> * Nirveda Alleck, Perfect match, 6’32”, 2009, (Mauritius)
> * Rehema Chachage, Kwa Baba Rithi Undugu, 1’23, 2010 (Tanzania)
> * Kokou Ekouagou, Taller man, 2’20”, 2011 (Togo)
> * Mohamed El Baz, FUCK THE DEATH, 11’10”, 2011 (Morocco)
> * Dimitri Fagbohoun, Black brain, 4’02”, 2010, Benin
> * Michele Magema, Interiority-Fresco IV, 2’31”, 2010 (D. Congo)
> * Johan Thom, llumination, 2’03”, 2012 (South Africa)
> * Guy Woueté, Le dilemme divin, 5’31”, 2009 (Cameroon)

Kurator:

Kisito Assangni

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Malmo Konsthall presents
*STILL FIGHTING IGNORANCE & INTELLECTUAL PERFIDY*
Video art from Africa
Curated by Kisito Assangni

2 March – 7 April 2013

MALMO KONSTHALL
C-Salen
S:t Johannesgatan 7
250 80 Malmo
Sweden
www.konsthall.malmo.se
http://sfip-project.blogspot.com

Including
Said Afifi | Nirveda Alleck | Jude Anogwih | Younes Baba-Ali | Rehema
Chachage | Saidou Dicko | Ndoye Douts | Kokou Ekouagou | Mohamed El Baz |
Samba Fall | Dimitri Fagbohoun | Wanja Kimani | Nicene Kossentini | Kai
Lossgott | Michele Magema | Nathalie Mba Bikoro | Victor Mutelekesha |
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.

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