what u say 'bout what?

03 June - 21 June 2014

June is Youth month - aweh! A quintessential ‘South Africanism’ word that is used to acknowledge something (often with shock or excitement) or greet someone. The upcoming exhibition developed by the KZNSA’s aweh! programme does just that.

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Line is a basic element of traditional image making. When multiplied on a flat surface, it creates shape and  once freed from the picture plane, it   can construct 3 dimensional form.  In the medical profession it results in graphs that demonstrate invisible occurrences such as internal body rhythms –  thereby signaling the presence or absence of life. In science, line represents trajectories and progressions, thus suggesting cause and effect over time. Line therefore maps routes and connects things across space and time.
 
Blindfolded line, dancing through time is a site-specific mixed media installation and a playful investigation of the dichotomy that exist between inner and outer landscape. The “blindfolded line” suggests the creative process as an ongoing journey: a continuous exploration driven by free association, inadvertent connections, interdisciplinary collaboration and repetitive actions. Whereas this exhibition is on the one hand an attempt to visually manifest the above points, it is more importantly an exploration of the creative process itself; a search, in the manner of many an explorer: With blind faith and vague direction.   

The line strives to dance, but mostly stumbles ahead into unknown territories. As with most explorations the outcome is often a surprise.

Many of the works manifested through collaboration and interaction with other artists and designers. Collaborators include: Qubeka Bead Studio,  https://www.facebook.com/norman.oflynn Norman O'flynn,  https://www.facebook.com/bwildenboer Barbara Wildenboer, Jacques Du Plessis,  https://www.facebook.com/richard.d.jager Richard De Jager, Beate Frommelt, https://www.facebook.com/julian.fuks Julián Fuks,  https://www.facebook.com/teemu.maki.146 Teemu Mäki,  https://www.facebook.com/alicia.marvan Alicia Marván, Caoimhghin O'Fraithile,  https://www.facebook.com/ulricroldanus Ulric Roldanus,  https://www.facebook.com/lieven.segers Lieven Segers,  https://www.facebook.com/mithu.sen.7771 Mithu Sen,  https://www.facebook.com/kirsty.tinkler Kirsty Tinklerand Ella Ziegler.

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05 June 2014
aweh! exhibition opening
The KZNSA Gallery hosted the opening of aweh!'s 'what u say 'bout what' on Tuesday evening. Thank you Paulo Menezes, of the DCP, for capturing the evening.