Join us for an audiovisual presentation of the full programme for GIPCA’s 2014 Live Art Festival on Thursday 7 August at 17:30 at Hiddingh Hall.

The Programme Launch will include a presentation of each work, the structure of the programme as well as a forum for questions to the curators, organisers and some of the artists who will be present. Grab a free booklet and peruse the programme over some light refreshments, with people at hand for clarification. Admission is free and no booking is required. Refreshments will be served from 17:00.

Selected in 2012 by the Sunday Independent as one of its five top art events in the country, the Festival grows this year to feature thirty-nine works of innovation by artists that demonstrate an edge in performance art practice. Many works are either International or South African premieres.

Live Art brings together a range of artists from the fields of visual arts, dance, theatre, music, architecture and literature. Most works are collaborative and interdisciplinary, with artists from across South Africa as well as Switzerland, the United Kingdom, United States, Cameroon, Nigeria, Netherlands and Ghana. The Festival will take place in various spaces at UCT’s Hiddingh Campus, the Cape Town City Hall and several clubs in and around Green Point. Audiences will be able to move from one work to another, viewing up to five works per evening. 

The works have been curated according six main themes, serving as points of departure: Framed, Republic, Body and Mortality, Abject Object, Femininities and The Periphery as Threshold. Artists include: Boyzie Cekwana, Mamela Nyamza, Jelili Atiku, John Nankin, Anthea Moys, Gerard Bester, Sello Pesa, Chuma Sopotela, Gavin Krastin, Julia Raynham, Mohau Modisakeng, Nicole Seiler, Brian Lobel, Season Butler, Eduardo Cachucho, Christian Etongo, Gwydion Beynon, Albert Khoza, Nomcebisi Moyikwa, Sara Matchett, Genna Gardini, Weaam Williams, Andile Vellem, Jill Joubert, Annemi Conradie, John Wayne Stevens, Matthew Trustham, Kieran McGregor, Thulani Chauke, Thalia Laric, Steven van Wyk, Tebogo Munyai, Nadja Daehnke, Alex Halligey, Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Ntando Cele, Alberta Whittle, Louise Westerhout, Jason Potgieter and Donna Kukama.

The Live Art Festival runs from 27 August – 7 September 2014.

Download the full Festival Programme

Book Festival tickets

Photo credits: Boyzie Cekwana – In Case Of Fire, Run For the Elevator (photo: Val Adamson); Eduardo Cachucho – Flatland.

 Live Art Festival Launch audio recording available for download.

Start: 7 Aug ’14 5:30 pm

End: 7 Aug ’14 6:30 pm

Cost: Free


Organizer: GIPCA


Venue: Hiddingh Hall

Phone: +27 21 480 7156

Address: Google Map UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa