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PATAP - Pan-African Telematic Art Project

Updated: Nov 16, 2021


Ars Electronica Garden Johannesburg Fak’ugesi Pan-African Garden Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, Johannesburg & Pan-African Creative Exchange (PACE), Bloemfontein (ZA)


Fak’ugesi Pan-African Garden is a collaboration of partners, notably Vrystaat Arts Festival, the Program for Innovation in Artform Development (PIAD) and Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival. It will bring new digital work and a series of Pan-African conversations. Aligning with aims to power up Africa’s digital creative resolution, ignite imaginations, bridge divides and hardwire local talent.




Fak’ugesi Pan-African Garden Lockdowns have forced communities to go online to both create and access art. This has led to new developments for African artists in a highly networked, global environment. However, the divide between those who have access to data and technology and those who don’t has hindered many and become a new barrier. Fak’ugesi Pan-African Garden is a collaboration of partners, notably Vrystaat Arts Festival, the University of the Free State’s Program for Innovation in Artform Development (PIAD) and Fak’ugesi Festival. Aligning with aims to power up Africa’s digital creative resolution, ignite imaginations and hardwire local talent, it will include: Virtual Black Out: Experiments in the Future of Form, developed for the National Arts Festival in collaboration with POPArt & Fak’ugesi Festival. Virtual Black Out takes a step into digital “space” making. It engages African scenographers and digital artists to rethink space, location and time for new digital theatre making. Five pieces developed in lockdown over two weeks. Pan-African Telematic Art Project (PATAP) a new initiative of the Vrystaat Arts Festival through the Pan-African Creative Exchange (PACE), in partnership with Fak’ugesi Festival and the University of the Free State’s Program for Innovation in Artform Development (PIAD). It offers funding to artists on the African continent to make interactive media on issues of the continent.

Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Curator Focus, in 2020 Fak’ugesi Festival aims to develop curators, producers and advocates of African digital and technology arts. Following an African curator bootcamp, commissions focusing on digital work will take form. Join curators as they plan and develop. Platfontein Print Portfolio I and II (Ons kom vanof ons stories/ We Come From Our Stories) Platfontein is the residence of the !Xun and Khwe people, first-nation inhabits from Southern Africa. Free State Arts and Health (FSAH) initiated a youth print-project, in partnership with the William Humphreys Arts Gallery and the Isibindi Youth Centre, which is now on show in Mozilla Hubs




Presentations​



Lindiwe Matshikiza (mmm collective) - my many mouths (PATAP)
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Xopher Wallace - AFRIDELIC (Fakugesi bootacamp curator)
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Pre-empt Group - Spacial Fabrications (Fakugesi bootcamp curator)
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Sonya Rademeyer - Sonic Redress (PIAD)
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Nkhensani Mkhari Exhibition - Misava (Fakugesi Bootcamp Curator)
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Elisabeth Efua Sutherland - Time Earth Death (Fakugesi Bootcamp Curator)
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Louise Coetzer - deus ex machina (PATAP)
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Karin Tan and Skye Quadling - About DigiCleanse (PIAD)
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Kagiso Kekana - My Internal Oppression (PIAD)
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Deidre Jantjies - Stories in die Wind (PIAD)
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Faye Kabali-Kagwa - Dear Us, Matric 2020 (Fakugesi Boocamp Curator)
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