The Centre for the Less Good Idea is proud to announce Season 3's core curatorial team.
Lindiwe Matshikiza | http://www.donkeychildprojects.org/
Bettina Malcomess | A.K.A Anne Historical | https://annehistorical.hotglue.me/
Bhavisha Panchia | https://nothingtocommit.org/
Coming 11 - 14 April 2018
Lindiwe Matshikiza is a performer, director and writer. She uses her background in theatre-making as a base from which to approach work that is predominantly collaborative and cross-disciplinary. Commissioned from time to time as an actor and director in the theatre and film industries, her own work is more process-based and exploratory.
For Season 3 Matshikiza has gathered a group of artists working in various disciplines to explore an experimental treatment of Desert, a piece originally written by Matshikiza as a play.
Bhavisha Panchia is a curator and researcher within the field of visual and audio culture. Her research interests are leveled at anti/decolonial practices, global South-North relations, production and circulation of (digital) media, tech-colonialism, including the politics of sound and music In relation to diasporic formations. Panchia holds a BA Fine Arts Degree and MA History of Art Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, including a MA in Curatorial Practice from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York.
Panchia has brought label and publishing platform Nothing to Commit Records (NTCR) to the season. NTCR is committed to the production and expansion of knowledge related to contemporary art, literature and music within and across the global South. NTCR serves to expand on existing cultural artifacts, to not only recuperate neglected histories and cultural heritage, but also as a means to producing an archive for future consideration and exploration. One of the platform’s more directed concerns is dedicated to exploring the social and ideological signification of sound and music to rethink the social, spatial and geopolitical.
Bettina Malcomess is a writer, academic and artist. Her work exists in a diverse set of media and forms, ranging from long duration performance, to the staging of shorter interventions, and installation projects to the book as site of practice. She produces performances under the name Anne Historical.
Malcomess' writing traverses art, film, history, urbanism, as well as fiction. Historical/Malcomess' work has shown at various national and international exhibitions and spaces. She is a lecturer in Visual Arts at Wits School of Arts and is currently doing a PhD in Film Studies at Kings College, London.
She has recently formed an interdisciplinary project called the joining room, a non|space for intermedial intimacies. Season 3 plays host to the joining room.
PHOTOGRAPHER | Zivanai Matangi
CINEMATOGRAPHERS | Kutlwano Makgalemele & Chris Soal
EDITOR | Noah Cohen