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Archive: Issue No. 39, November 2000

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MONTHLY ISSUE NO. 39 NOV 2000




JOHANNESBURG

The Joubert Park Project Open Day Programme

2pm Blessing ceremony by sangomas at the north entrance of the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG)
20 min
2.20/30pm Park in motion (PiM) performance at the Gavin Younge sculpture; procession of performers and audience up to the north entrance of the park (the 'park in motion' performances interact with park benches, dust-bins, palm trees, park-lights, park photographers, other performers, etc. - using movement and speech-bubbles for communication)
15 min
2.35/45pm PiM performance at the north gate
Mask/chess performance on the chess boards in the park - performers act as chess pieces
PiM performance at the former restaurant
20 min
2.55/3.05pm PiM performance moving back south towards the central fountain
10 min
3.05/15pm PiM's 'lovers' performance at the central fountain
10 min
3.25/35pm Still-life performance at the north entrance of JAG
15 min
3.40/50pm Still-life performance in the gallery- courtyard
Still-life performance in downstairs exhibition space/ courtyard
15 min
4.10/20pm Sound performance starts in downstairs amphi-theatre; (the sound performance uses traditional african and waste-crafted instruments to communicate stories
30 min
4 - 6pm Open debate/presentation on the Joubert Park project, inner city plans for urban renewal and public art/inter-vention in South Africa and abroad; in the gallery's auditorium
120 min
6/6.30 pm Refreshments/drinks
6.30 pm Drawing performance (wall drawings in the gallery, interacting with the visuals) continuation of still-life and sound performance
60 min
7.30 pm Lighting of lanterns at the north entrance of the gallery, moving into the park
30 min
8 pm Closing of the gallery doors and open day

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