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Abri de Swardt 


29 & 2 days - old flowers from graves, municipal dumpsters

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, 'Glossolalia ("Good Morning")' (2014), 16mm film, 7'10", no sound. In LUA CÃO, an exhibition by Alexandre Estrela and João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, curated by Natxo Checa

Piekniek by Mpande (née Dingaan)

Artscape, Cape Town
27 April 16:30 & 29 April 20:30

With: Nicole Holm, Thami Baba, Ilana Cilliers, Karli Heine, Marlo Minnaar, and Ludwig Binge
Guitar & Sound: Pierre-Arnold Theron
Musical Director: Jose Dias
Projection Scenography: Abri de Swardt
Direction & Scenography: Wolf Britz
Text & adaptation: Louis Roux and the cast
Costumes: Izel van der Merwe
Stage manager: Danielle Louw
Made possible by NATI
A production of the US Woordfees

Hmu for comps if in CT!

@karlikroek @josedias351 @ilana_cilliers @ludwig.binge @wolfbritz @marlomin

Made actual theatre!
Today until 15 April ‘Piekniek by Mpande (neé Dingaan)’, directed by Wolf Britz, runs at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival. I have made, as projection scenographer, moving image that appears throughout most of the play on a 3,8 x 12m vertical blind. The piece is based on a seminal Afrikaans protest cabaret from 1988, 'Piekniek by Dingaan’, written by Koos Kombuis, and directed by Gerrit Schoonhoven, which was an antecedent to the Voëlvry Movement. Nicole Holm, Karli Heine, Nomathamsanqa Baba, Ilana Cilliers, Ludwig Binge and Marlo Minnaar perform alongside music director Jose Dias and Pierre-Arnold Theron. Louis Roux has updated the text (which includes several Brecht translations) along with the cast in Afrikaans, English and isiXhosa. After the current run it travels to the Artscape, Cape Town. Amongst other things the work addresses gravity, water scarcity, Spur aesthetics, bunker mentality, exile, land reparation, complicity and the violence of language. #abrideswardt

Showing 'Ridder Thirst' (2015-17) today alongside works by Cara Tolmie, @annabuntingbranch, Rob Crosse and @steveroggenbuck as part of 'These Rotten Words' curated by @georgevasey at @chaptergallery, Cardiff, and the Experimentica programme.

The work imagines the "desiccation" of the First River at the hands of "The Shadow Prince and his Battalion of Shades", and is narrated by Wessel Pretorius - the extract features @pierrecarlvermeulen, @gigicaresaboutyou, Rian Blignaut and @strausslouw as students. #abrideswardt

💘👅👅panis angelicus👅👅💘 #blessed #wytchristmas

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