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The Mutha_Ship Landing is a monthly week (and a day) long intervention aimed at showcasing and celebrating local artists not only through their medium but also through their process. The Mutha_Ship Landing program begins on the last Saturday of each month and ends on the first Sunday of each month. As one can image, this program takes a lot of planning and since the program is aimed at encouraging and showcasing their work and process, we need as much help as we can get setting the stage for this program that celebrates these artists.
The Mutha_ship Landing is a multi-disciplinary experimental project space landed to honour the extra terrestrial audacity of being Black artists. Our projects are not finished. Our stories have no closure. Our thoughts are evolving. Our harmony is constructed out of our dissonance. Our tongues are coded. Our memories are archives. Our presence is generative. Our unit is made of fragments and our pieces are whole. We were taught to comply. We have chosen to defy. No prescription nor prognosis.
The program includes:
The Landing - Last Saturday of the Month: A launching brunch in the Mutha_Ship (363 Lower Main Rd, Salt River) where local musical, culinary, and visual artists' work comes together in an event curated to bring out the best experience of each of the artists work. The Landing encourages invited guests towards a program that will carry through the week, the tone and theme of which will be set by this opening brunch. The first event (31 October) will be hosted in conjunction with Uncles' Art Dealership (Side Studios Woodstock), and Feelings Radio (Cafe Ganesh - Trill Street, Observatory). The three events unfold into each other providing a full Saturday of good feelings, local art, and amazing company.
Open Rehearsal Studio - Tuesday (early evenings): The open rehearsal is where selected performance artists hold a rehearsal that is open to the public for engagement and conversation. The open rehearsal will showcase innovative and inventive performance experiences from music, literature, performance poetry, and theatre making artists who are in process but want to open their process up for engagement or testing. Seating will be limited in this instance and will require booking in most cases (details to be shared on our Instagram page).
Dedicated Thursdays - Thursday (evenings): Dedicated is an audio-visual experiment featuring video art installations by local artists curated to be experienced with thematically appropriate music. We consider this to be a kind of a retrospective collaboration between the music selector/performer/curator and the video artists. The event is a cerebral gathering which is aimed to sink attendees into the work of the artists being showcased, a must attend event for sure.
School Tomorrow - Sunday (Early evening): School tomorrow is a wrap up event aimed at meeting with the contributing artists and DJ's and public in a conversation over tea. The recorded conversation will contribute to the archive in a profound way, as we will be speaking about experiences and process in a conversational and casual manner and in so doing get to know the artists one last time before we close the program and move on to the planning of the following intervention.
We are: Phokeng Setai, Julie Nxadi, Dudu Lamola, and Loyiso Qoboshiyana.
- The Muthaship Landing Ruth Arixoma
- Campaign Owner
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