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November 20, 2006



It's a Live Art Thing

The Premises Gallery at The Johannesburg Civic Theatre presents Kazoo - it's a live art thing; Performance/ Live Art: Play, Action, Intervention in Public and Private Spheres :: Launch Event: 2nd of December 2006, doors open at 6pm, performances begin at 7pm; Performances in Public Places: 3rd of December 2006.

The launch of Kazoo, at Premises Gallery on Saturday December 2nd is the first ever international annual event of its kind in Johannesburg. At the opening there will be maps available for performances/ actions and interventions that will be held in Johannesburg in Public Spaces on Sunday, December 3rd.

In South Africa there is a trend in art towards issues that are socio-political and have a limited audience. We recognize the relevance of these issues; however we are aiming to look at things through a different lens. Our intention is to be unpredictable, accessible and more democratic. We believe that the more playful side of art needs to be given attention. It is our goal through Kazoo to promote performance art which focuses on play, action and intervention. We hope to give local and international, emerging and established artists working within the Live Art / Performance Art arena an opportunity to engage with the people and space within the city of Johannesburg.

In turn we will try and reach a diverse audience that will create an exchange between artist and community. The artists we have chosen are working in ways that are playful in nature, engaging, which break the typical ideas of performance and deal with issues of space and accessibility. We want the people of Johannesburg to be excited about art.

Participating Artists: Juliana Smith (USA), and Anthea Moys (SA) are pleased to present the following artists, Penny Siopis (SA), Benedikt Partenheimer (Germany), Lerato Shadi (SA), Alison Kearney (SA), Ella Ziegler (Germany), Barend de Wet (SA), Simon Gush (SA), Donna Kukama (SA), Karin Lustenberger (Switzerland), Sarah Burger (Switzerland), Maja Marx, Edda Holl (Germany), Jemma Kahn (SA), Nhlanhla Thulane (SA), Nina Barnett (SA) and Robin Nesbitt (SA), Timo Mueller (SA) and Jonas Etter (Switzerland).

Kazoo is proud to have the support of the American Embassy, Goethe-Institut, Wits School of Arts, Absolute Vodka and Red Bull.

Event Enquires: Anthea Moys 084-822-6577 / Juliana Smith 076-612-8290 ; azoo.liveart[at]gmail.com

The Premises at the Johannesburg Civic Theatre :: Loveday Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa :: www.onair.co.za/thepremises
thepremises[at]onair.co.za :: Gallery Hours - Tuesday - Saturday 10h00 - 17h00

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Directors -

Stephen Hobbs
+27 (0) 11 403 8358

Marcus Neustetter
+27 (0) 11 339 2785

Posted by jo at November 20, 2006 01:24 PM