At the end of March 2019 we had Oliver Hangl join us from Vienna for MONUMENTING MABONENG
Here we see a small extract of the days public performative installations along Fox Street, Johannesburg.
Oliver Hangl is a performance/media artist and urban activist based in Vienna, Austria. His work marks a consistent confrontation between man and environment. Hangl pushes at the boundaries between physical and psychological spaces.
Hangl’s work takes place in real and fictional settings; with the public space as his stage he playfully embeds a site responsive set of experiences and interactions for incidental audiences.
Oliver collaborated with The Kwasha! Theatre Company, a collaborative project between the Market Theatre Laboratory and The Market Arts Centre.
'Kwasha!' is the isiZulu interjection which, loosely translated means, 'it's on fire!' The 2019 company members aim to uphold a standard of Black excellence through making original work that reflects their unique voices and experiences as young South Africans as well as work that challenges the conventional norms of theatre.
-Sibahle prosper Mangena
-Vusi Petros Nkwenkwezi
-Molatelo Tracey Maffa
-Aalliyah Zama Matintela
Special thanks to The Austrian Federal Chancellery and the Austrian Embassy Pretoria for their collaboration and support.
PRODUCTION FOR THE CENTRE
Founder | William Kentridge
Animateur | Bronwyn Lace
Director of Photography and editing | Noah Cohen
Photographers | Thusi Vukani and Sizakele Angel Khumalo
Production Manager | Shruthi Nair
Stage Management | Hayleigh Evans and POPArt Productions