Announcing Infecting The City Festival 2014

The Africa Centre is proud to announce the seventh edition of its annual Public Arts Festival Infecting The City.

From the 10-15th March, 40 unique artworks will weave their way through the CBD of Cape Town. The programme is jam-packed with artworks that range from the popular and entertaining to the conceptual and thought provoking. 

Infecting The City 2014 is our most ambitious Festival to date. Here is a small taste of what to expect:

  • Uncles & Angels is an interactive dance and video collaboration by Mocke J Van Vueren and Nelisiwe Xaba;
  • Neo Muyanga will perform Thorisole Morusu that is inspired by, and based on, Antjie Krog's poem Country of Grief and Grace;
  • Using candles, Pedro Bustamante’s The Accumulation is Primitiveprovides visibility to the accumulation and the political subjectivity of maps that represent the GDP data of various countries;
  • Swiss performance company Da Motus presents their interactive piece and internationally renowned public art work Con Tatto;
  • A much anticipated performance by Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra on Greenmarket Square followed by an intervention by conceptual artist Christian Nerf, and a provocative video work calledSurveillance by Berlin based artist, Alien Oosting;
  • Staged intimate performances along Queen Victoria Road by several choreographers including Mamela Nyamza and Sean Oelf;
  • A 60-strong Youth Orchestra playing for 30 Pantsula dancers directed by Mandisi Sindo;
  • Untitled 310 is a music work by Spanish composer Francisco Lopez that is performed by six blindfolded musicians at the historic Centre for the Book;
  • Tam Frazers’ Smellscapes sees the water feature on St George’s Mall imbued with haunting scents each day of the Festival; and
  • New York artist Kate Urban use 50,000 red rose petals to create a sacred pathway at the Station.

The programme has been designed to encourage audiences to discover, define and experience the City’s private and public environments in new ways.  
Join us and hundreds of artists on the 10th March at 6.00pm in front of theIziko South African Museum for the Launch of the Festival.

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