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Jarrett Erasmus


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'THE SPACE ACT of 2014'

Jarrett Erasmus and Khanyisile Mbongwa at Greatmore Studios

Alien....Gentrification......Gender....Transient.....Freedom....City
Hurtful Design......Public...... Township......Infringe......Inter-Generational Justice
Mobility......Coloured......Progressive......Resistance......Thoughtless.....Class.....Designated
Petition.....Rainbow Nation.......Nostalgia.......Segregated.....Compromise......Cape Flats
Political Exclusion...Black...Hero....Port Jackson...Institution...Militancy...Undignified...Muslim
Nation..Private...Space...Architecture..Race...Unequal..Economic..Inclusion...Regulate
Insurgent..Desires..African..Fair?..Politics..Act..In..Common..Boxed-In..Matriarchy
Terrorism...Place...Ghetto...Cape.Malay....Brown...Reconstitution.of.Political.Space
Periphery....Liberation....Indian.....Contested...Site..Accommodating
Outside Sensory...Neoliberalism...Sensitivity of Space
Imagination...Patriarchy....bill of Africa .....one man one plot....aboriginal....native
legislative exclusion.....force...removal.....gentrification....separatist...construct
land disposition....labor.....black......geographical spaces......franchise

The performance sees two individuals from separate racial groups attempting to coexist in the same space but also leaving their mark on the space. Their coexistence would rely on the tolerance of one another and the resolutions that manifest from the crossing of paths that will take place during the course of the performance.

As Judith Butler writes that in the space of appearance bodies congregate, they move and speak together, and they lay claim to a certain space. What performance does is that on some level provides us with a space for meaningful resistance of oppressive structures and systems. And it is here we realize more than ever that race is an oppressive system and an oppressive space to exist in. Space Act of 2014 is the study of space, through racialized and gendered bodies to investigate what other possibilities exist outside tolerance and being accommodative.

Saturday 28 June from 15h00


28 June 2014 - 28 June 2014