Festival

Fak’ugesi Beats & Fak’ugesi Arcade – Final Week of Fak’ugesi 2018

Fak’ugesi Festival 2018 explores music and gaming in its final week The Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival enters its final and closing week from 24th – 29th September with a special focus on gaming and beats. With the theme of “Tap Your Afro Source Code”, this year celebrates technology, creativity and innovation from across the […]

Digital Imaginaries: Premonition @ WAM & Fak’ugesi

In 2018 we are collaborating on a co-produced exhibition and series of workshops with the Wits Art Museum.  The ‘Premonition’ is the specific to this exhibition which is the second leg of a larger three city project title ‘Digital Imaginaries” – that took place in Dakar, Senegal in May this year and will conclude in […]

Digital Africa Exhibition and Beats Bloc Party among exceptional highlights of 2017 Fak’ugesi Festival

From 6 to 16 September, the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival is back in Johannesburg to celebrate technology, creativity, collaboration and innovation from across the African continent. The highly anticipated 2017 festival will officially open with the launch of the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Exhibition on 8 September and close with the Festival Finale – Fak’ugesi […]

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 . . .

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