Om is a video installation that explores the lived experience of Afrikaans. From the viewpoint of an outsider, the work challenges stereotypical beliefs and cultural understandings and reflects on the question of who should be regarded as being "Afrikaans". The title plays with the notion of "to be" (om [te wees] in Afrikaans) but also points towards the Buddhist understanding of Om as a sound vibration that can cleanse pride to cultivate kindness and empathy.
This collaborative work by Sonya Rademeyer-Artist, performed by Jemima Kola, and music composed by Franco Prinsloo performed by Ronald Davey and Waldo Luc Alexander is now showing as part of the Vrystaat Kunstefees. Tickets are free, so click and enjoy. It is a really powerful work made possible by NATi • Nasionale Afrikaanse Teater-Inisiatief
Click here to view the performance: https://www.vrystaatkunstefees.co.za/en/events/om-2/
2020 09 30 - Franco Prinsloo "Nagliedjies" met Renette BouwerCD LAUNCH
Nagliedjies ......................................... 2020
1. Drie Nagliedjies: I.
2. Drie Nagliedjies: II.
3. Drie Nagliedjies: III.
4. Stil Aand
5. By Alle Skone Dinge
6. Mag Die Bome Groen Bly
This soundscape was composed for the video performance by acclaimed South African Artist Sonya Rademeyer-Artist
and will form part of the very exciting Pan-African Creative Exchange
An Interdisciplinary (Performing) Arts Provocation an initiative of the Vrystaat Kunstefees
The Pan-African Creative Exchange (PACE), an initiative of the Vrystaat Arts Festival, is a biennial arts market for African artists, developed for national and international presenters and producers, providing the highest quality inter-disciplinary arts product (theatre, dance, music, craft etc) from Africa, to buyers, artists and the general public. Sonya Rademeyer-Artist writes: Please Forgive Me (2019) enacts the state of experience of post-traumatic memory of the politics of land. Using the specific geographical landscape of the remote Tankwa Karoo* to embed a series of short performances, the work is placed within the social history of early colonization when the first European settlers took land from those to whom it belonged to, namely the hunter-gatherer San (Bushmen) and the pastoral Khoekhoe.
The final performance testifies to how the fatigue of empathy finally changes the holding space, opening artistic enquiry into how resistance continues to alter cultural history. And, although the title points toward a personal plea for forgiveness, it is ultimately a call for global tolerance."
Sunnyside Suite EP ......................... 2017 BOHOLOHOLO
1. Präludium met Magdalena de Vries
2. Street Mix met André Hurter
3. Intersection met Kobus Kotze, Xitha Makgeta, Magdalena de Vries & Netanja Brink
4. Dance of Death
5. Pas de Deux met Charlotte Botha