writing for the eye / writing for the ear
gretchen blegen is an interdisciplinary artist navigating the boundaries of conglomeration: space, light, sound, text, collage, and image. an amalgam. these boundaries are continually explored in an ongoing book practice as well as in the theatrical realm of dance, movement, and performance.
parallel to her own work and of equal importance is her involvement in collective structures supporting artistic thought and spaces of exchange. some of these (still) existing spaces are ausland - an artistic venue and residency space; SissiFM - a queer/feminist radio show on Reboot FM; Radio F* - live radio broadcasts on PI Community Radio; Vierte Welt - a political/discourse based theater.
Johannesburg-based Dion Monti is an artist and producer. With a background in sound design and experimental composition he has worked with artists and filmmakers lAyten Mutlu Saray, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi and Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum to name a few, a on Art Installations, films and performances. Over the past 4 Years, Dion has also been moving into music, always keeping the ‘sound’ of his production central and the approach to composition often experimental and conceptual. He performs with hardware synths and sequencers but also DJ’s. Since 2016 he has been creating a live show and music with Nonku Phiri, which so far has taken them on an Asian tour and to shows in the USA, Mozambique Croatia, Switzerland and the UK. Other than in Production, Dion Monti is also very involved in work with Johannesburgs experimental imprint, ‘Mushroom Hour - Half Hour’ where he regularly contributes with mix-down and co-production work.
Cinematographers | Kutlwano Makgalemele & Chris Soal
Photographer | Zivanai Matangi
Sound | Soul Fire Studio
Music | Dion Monti
Editor | Noah Cohen