Monday, October 6, 2014

Right of Admission - Let the show begin!!!

Right of Admission 

(Johannesburg, October 2014)

In a series of performative actions the artists Farieda Nazier and Alberta Whittle will contest the visible and invisible boundaries in Johannesburg. Using the physicality of the body and its appearance as markers for access, this performance functions as an intervention intended to challenge the “accepted narrative, which insists on an economic and social hierarchy of aspiration.”

(ROOM Press release September 2014)

CLICK on the links below and our TUMBLR site to view documentation of the four part performative intervention.

Right of Admission preparation

Album by Alberta Whittle 

PART 1: Classification and Pencil Test
Friday, 3 October 2014 

Album by Alberta Whittle 
Images Dean Hutton

PART 2: The platting
Saturday, 4 October 2014 

Album by Farieda Nazier 
Images Farieda Nazier and Alberta Whittle 

PART 3: Sandton 
Friday, 10 October 2014 @ 12:00

Album by Farieda Nazier
Images Farieda Nazier and Alberta Whittle 

Part 4: Unravelling
Friday, 10 October 2014 @ 17:00

Album by Farieda Nazier 
Images: Dean Hutton 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

RIGHT of ADMISSION - Follow us!

Right of Admission

Opening Reception & Performance (part 1):

 Friday, 3 October 2014 from 16h30

Performance (part 2):

 Saturday, 4 October 2014 from 10h00 - 16h00

Performance (part 3)- Capet Series Episode # 5:

Friday, 10.10.2014, from 16h30 

Performance & Closing Party (part 4): 

Saturday, 11 October 2014 from 10h00 - 16h00

"Ariving at Sandton City, we will be attired in full glamour regalia to begin the intervention. 
We will perform a series of “selfies” at key places within the shopping centres: in front of the statue of Nelson Mandela, posing in boutiques, consuming expensive coffees, trying clothing and accessories. These “selfies” will be posted on tumblr and twitter as  we intervene into the signifiers of success and excess embedded within the idea of what Sandton City symbolises for South Africans."
Whittle and Nazier