Categories: Festival

Fak’ugesi Residence Project Presented at Museums and the Web, USA

We are excited to announce that the  2016 Fak’ugesi Digital African Residency #MAMBOKADZI Project, developed on residency with Fak’ugesi Festival last year was presented last week at the 2017 Museum and the Web Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Congratulations to residents Cebo Simphiwe Xulu, Regina Kgatle and Vuyi Chaza on their success. We are really proud […]

Award Winning Performance

Our 2015 Fak’ugesi Festival performance “BodyTech” has won the 2017 National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Best Public Performance! An experimental interactive performance using wifi connected lighting and lighting animations. Performed by Athena Mazarakis and built by Jarryd Bekker & Daniel De Kock of Bushveld Labs with The Ar(t)chive. Photo’s by […]

Dates Announced for Fak’ugesi 2017

The 2017 Festival planning is looking bigger and better than ever before. In the next few months we will be developing new themes, new partners and new projects. What we can tell you now are our proposed dates for 2017. The main festival will run from the 6th to the 16th of September, but watch […]

Meet the New Female Voices of Digital Art at Fak’ugesi 2016

The much anticipated Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, taking place from 19 August to 3 September 2016, will not only celebrate digital art and its impact on culture, creativity, arts and technology, but will also shine a light on the role women play in digital arts. With its Afro Tech Riot theme, festival organiser, Tegan […]

What will happen at Fak’ugesi 2016 

Everybody is asking what they can expect from the Fak’ugesi Festival in 2016. And while we don’t have all the details just yet (and we would like to get it to you in good form) we can start giving you little hints of what is coming your way.   It’s the year 2016, the year […]

A MAZE/JHB – new 2015 CI

A MAZE/Johannesburg,  the Games and Playful Media Festival at Fak’ugesi have just announced their stunning new CI for 2015.  Here’s a sneak peak . . .

BodyTech – first announcement

BodyTech is going to be one of the most exciting and innovative parts of Fak’ugesi 2015. Curator, Jessica Denyschen of Ar(t)chive, has just announced the programme for the BodyTech events on 4 and 5 September.  For anyone who is seriously interested in one of the most happening areas in South African contemporary performance  the engagement […]

Market Hack will be in The Grove Courtyard

No longer just on “the streets of Braamfontein”, the Market Hack will be hosted by South Point in their courtyard space, The Grove.  Situated at South Point Central  on the corner of  Melle  and Juta streets,  The Grove is in the heart of the bustling student accommodation scene that has greatly contributed to the area’s […]

The countdown begins – in just 30 days . . .

It’s one month to go before the 2nd Fak’ugesi Festival. This year the Festival will run over three weeks and will feature far more integration between the different events in Braamfontein spanning technological and cultural/artistic innovation. When we started this Festival in 2014, the project has two primary goals: To create a space for the […]

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