Fak’ugesi 2018 and Zimbabwean Residents at ‘Digital Imaginaries: Africas in Production” ZKM, Germany

Fak’ugesi 2018 and Zimbabwean Residents at ‘Digital Imaginaries: Africas in Production” ZKM, Germany

Fak’ugesi Festival is excited to announce that outcomes from the 2018 Festival and collaboration with the Wits Art Museum will be shown on Digital Imaginaries: Africas in Production at the ZKM (Centre for Media Arts) in Karlsruhe, Germany opening on the 16th November 2018 and running till 31st March 2019.

Most exciting is the announcement that both 2018 Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Resident Joshua Chiundiza and 2017 Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Resident Kombo Chapfika – both from Zimbabwe – have been chosen to present work as artists.  We are very grateful to Pro Helvetia and the ANT Fund who annually support the residency in the development of young digital artists from the SADC Region.  There is clearly alot of incredible talent in the region that we hope to continue growing.

Work presented at the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency Exhibition by 2018 Resident Joshua Chiundiza

 

“Borderlands” 2018, interactive artwork presented at WAM and ZKM by 2017 Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Resident Kombo Chapfika.

 

Outside of the residency artists, contributions from the 2018 Fak’ugesi Festival program include:

  • Outcomes from the Digital Spirit: Johannesburg augmented reality workshop led by Kim Arnaud Mukendi with participants Laura Seal, Antonio Marin-Pacheco, Arty Musoke, Chesway Theway, Mohau Moloke and Gerald Khumalo.
  • African Fractals at the Wits Art Museum contributors from Wits School of Arts, Digital Arts, Laura Seal and Nhlanhla Lucky Nkosi.
  • Presentation of  Towards a Vocabulary for Vernacular Algorithms from the Wits Art Museum exhibition Digital Imaginaries: Premonition with Alex Coelho, João Roxo, Russel Hlongwane and Dr.Tegan Bristow.
  • The ‘Phinda Pattern Code’ workshop that will be presented at the ZKM by Dr. Tegan Bristow.

 

‘Digital Spirt: Johannesburg’ Workshop at Fak’ugesi Festival 2018

 

‘African Fractals at the Wits Art Museum’ Project

 

‘Pattern Phinda Code’ Workshop at Fak’ugesi Festival 2018

 

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