Virtual Black Out: Experiments in the Future of Form
African Digital Art
‘Virtual Black Out: Experiments in the Future of Form’ is a series of five experiments developed in collaboration between Fak'ugesi Festival and POPArt Johannesburg based theatre and performance space. 'Virtual Black Out' takes a bold step into digital space making for virtual performance.
Experienced scenographers and digital arts joined together to rethink space, set, light, location and time in virtual space - where form itself leads the spark for new digital theatre making.
Supported by the National Arts Festival, a stellar group of writers, directors, actors, scenographers and digital artists from Southern African and beyond come together to produce five short unique and diverse experiments in the future of form.
'The wanted to contain the collapse'
Created by Natalie Paneng, Vaughn Sadie, Carla Fonseca, Gerard Bester and Katlego Chale
'my many mouths'
Created by Vanessa Lorenzo, Noluthando Lobese, Teresa Phuti Mojela, Nicola Pilkington and Lindiwe Matshikiza
Created by Xopher Wallace, Hannah Lax, Nikki Pilkington, Mongiwekhaya and Liezl de Kock
'The Lonely Sailor Weather Report'
Created by Meghan Judge, Craig Leo, Baeletsi Tsatsi, Rob Murray and Roberto Pombo. With Ukwanda Puppets and Design Art Collective: Luyanda Nogodlwana, Sipho Ngxola, and Siphokazi Mphofu and Camera by Robin Kirsten
'When this is over...'
Created by Kombo Chapfika, Jayne Batzofin, Francesco Nassimbeni, Tshego Khutsoane and Billy Langa.
Dintshitile Mashile (POPArt Productions)
Hayleigh Evans (POPArt Productions)
Jenni Lee Crewe (Independant Scenographer & Lecturer, University of Cape Town)
Mwenya Kabwe (Independent Theatre Maker and Scholar)
Tegan Bristow (Director, Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival & Senior Lecturer, Wits School of the Arts)