Dancer and choreographer Jessica Nupen is looking for a visual artist to work with her and her artistic team on a multimedia dance-theatre piece about physical and psychological borders. The understanding of why we create or endeavour to break borders or boundaries will form the initial concept of this partly abstract multidisciplinary creation combined with the dance-theatre techniques developed by German pioneer Pina Bausch.
Creatives in Conversation, a series of talks, will be presented by the ACT | UJ Conference at the FADA Gallery in advance of the #creativeintersections conference. Presented in partnership with the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) and the University of Johannesburg “these free public engagements are linked to the upcoming conference” says Anastasia Pather, Project Manager for the 2016 instalment. “The idea behind these conversations is for the series to create a bridge linking conversations that emerged from the previous conferences and to set in motion discourse around interdisciplinarity, unpacking and previewing creative intersections in an intimate and interactive setting,” she explains.
Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world.
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The 4th installment of the ACT | UJ Conference, #creativeintesctions – an interactive experience, will take place on 16 and 17 March 2016. The conference, to be hosted at the UJ Arts Centre in Johannesburg, takes as its starting point the stimulating nature of the creative sector, which naturally pursues alternative ways of thinking and doing things. Although this can appear disorganised and incoherent to outsiders – and therefore difficult to engage with for those who sit on the edges – this focus on unconventional thinking is ultimately what builds the intrinsic value of the creative industries.
More than fifty passes to attend the ACT | UJ Conference, sponsored by the Mzansi Golden Economy, will be made available to creative practitioners from across the country. The fourth edition of the ACT | UJ Conference, entitled #creativeintersections – An Interactive Experience – will interrogate “Interdisciplinarity” where delegates will be able to engage actively and practically in crossing the boundaries of disciplines. These ‘intersections’ will highlight new mediums, theories and connections, with discussions centering on interdisciplinary activities, intercultural dialogue and innovative technologies.