Performing responses to Gendered Violence, Amie Soudien in conversation with artists Donna Kukama, Gabrielle Goliath, Nondumiso Msimanga and Senzeni Marase, in partnership with the Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre (VIAD)
31 August 2017, FADA Building, Bunting Road Campus
On Thursday 31 August (the last day of Women’s Month), VIAD and GALA are jointly hosting an intimate discussion around performance art practices as important modes of addressing the problematic of gendered violence and rape culture in South Africa. Moderated by VIAD curator and researcher, Amie Soudien, the panel includes artists Donna Kukama, Gabrielle Goliath, Nondumiso Msimanga and Senzeni Marasela – all of whom engage performative strategies in their work.
The aim of the discussion is to bring together a community of artists, curators, researchers, activists and writers with a shared interest in gender rights, and to initiate dialogue around artistic strategies for working with, through, around and against enactments of gendered and sexualised violence, and their systemic perpetuation. Seeking to facilitate an intimate and safe space, we hope that through this event, participants will have an opportunity to engage with the presenting artists and with one another, and in such a way as to foster ongoing dialogues, research and creative work. This conversation is planned as an initial step toward a possible performance programme to be presented by VIAD next year with the support of GALA as well as other potential collaborators.