Please join us for some refreshments, discussion with Artist duo MADEYOULOOK and a music set by farmer and DJ by Mphathi ‘Music Please’ Motha.
The Reading group is held in English. Free of charge.
Limited number of seats. Book your place by sending a mail to email@example.com
About the workshop
Together we will read a short text by South African photographer and writer, Santu Mofokeng, on the nature of landscape and imaging the land in South Africa. Mofokeng, a prolific chronicler of the nuances of political subjectivity within questions of ecology and landscape, discusses the specific relationship of land to life in South Africa and the political challenges to anyone seeking to engage with the South African landscape as subject. Our discussion gives historical, political and artistic context to the forthcoming installation of Mafolofolo by MADEYOULOOK.
MADEYOULOOK is a Johannesburg based interdisciplinary artist duo between Molemo Moiloa and Nare Mokgotho, operating since 2009. MADEYOULOOK have exhibited, published, and hosted programs in various forms, including with Njelele Art Station, Harare; Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou; Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort; Primary, Nottingham; and various initiatives in South Africa. They were nominated for the Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics at the New School, New York, in 2017, and the MTN New Contemporaries Award in 2012. They are Fellows of the DAAD Berlin artist program 2022 and documenta fifteen Lumbung Artists.
About Santu Mofokeng
Santu Mofokeng, Johannesburg (1956-2020). A freelance photojournalist and member of the Afrapix Collective in the 1980s, Mofokeng won the Ernest Cole Scholarship to study at the International Center of Photography in 1991. Mofokeng’s photography has been featured in international exhibitions including Appropriated Landscapes at The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany (2011) and The Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life at the International Center of Photography, New York (2012). His first retrospective, Chasing Shadows: Thirty Years of Photographic Essays, opened in 2011 at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, and traveled to Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, and South Africa. Mofokeng represented Germany at the 2013 Venice Biennale.
About Mphathi ‘Music Please’ Motha
Mphathi ‘Music Please’ Motha is an urban farmer committed to growing food in the ways of his ancestors, and to education around nutrition and food security. As DJ Music Please, Mphathi makes ‘plant music’, sets designed for the more-than-human.
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