Flatland : A Method for the Experimental Production of Emotions (45min performance lecture) will be held during the GIPCA Live Art Festival 2014.
Place: Hiddingh Campus, University of Cape Town
Part of the Republic Series – Programme D at the Hiddingh Campus, UCT. Programme D includes the following performances as part of the ticket:
Eduardo Cachucho: Flatland
Thulani Chauke: Black Dog
Boyzie Cekwana: In Case of Fire, Run for the Elevator
Hendrik Verwoerd in an experiment he carried out in the 1930’s named ‘A Method for the Experimental Production of Emotions’ uses various combinations of colours and symbols to elicit in his test subjects various emotions. Verwoerd studied as a psychologist before ever entering into politics, even achieving a doctorate magna cum laude.
His highly mediatic experiment goes on to succeed in its ambitions in creating: “compassion, shame, embarrassment, malicious joy, anger and vexation.”
Flatland emerges from research into this experiment and how its outcomes could be overlaid onto the propaganda and media manipulation during the apartheid regime. The performance takes the audience throught a performance-lecture that traverses the research into the psychological experiments while overlaying juxtaposing them onto South Africa’s past and present.
The GIPCA Live Art Festival was selected in 2012 by the Sunday Independent as one of its five top art events in the country, the Festival grows this year to feature thirty-five works of innovation by artists that demonstrate an edge in performance art practice. Many works are either International or South African premieres.
Including, in no particular order: Anthea Moys, John Nankin, Nicole Seiler, Ntando Cele, Rosa Postlethwaite, Nadja Daehnke, Boyzie Cekwana, Thulani Chauke, Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Julia Raynham, Sello Pesa, Mohau Modisakeng, Chuma Sopotela, Tebogo Munyai, Brian Lobel, Annemi Conradie, Andile Vellem, Jelili Atiku, Thalia Laric, Nomcebisi Moyikwa, Season Butler, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Albert Khoza, Gavin Krastin, Christian Etongo, Richard September and Dann-Jaques Mouton, The Uninvited Artists, amont others… CLICK TO READ MORE | PROGRAMME
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