Ridder Thirst and other readings one should ignore, is a soiree of readings by Rachel Collet, Abri de Swardt, Alida Eloff, Open Arts, Artappil Skilly, and Lize van Robbroeck, commencing 19:30 on Wednesday 6th of May 2015 at ALMA MATERMARTHA
They decided to gather on Klein Saterdag and erect a platform. Words turned into an improvisational pavilion, a mobile unit for a reconfigurable channelling: a clandestine uprooting of Stellenbosch as a site. Paraded through the streets, and along the river, it became apparent that this structure is not a stage built upon institutional or linguistic affiliation. It is dais for desire and disassociation, for going under at intervals, for current students, alumni, staff, ex-staff, and bystanders to tremble together through drafts and propositions. Architecturally, the pavilion operates by way of orality, temporally canopied by the echoes of a place and the inflections of individual voices within that:
ja, to make it obvious, I once was a student or ja,I once based my entire existence on a five-minute walking distance or ja, a university doesn’t know what itself looks like or ja, the first colony is the hardest nut to crack or ja, the wind left me sexless orja, the wind left me sitting on my hand before masturbating or ja, I belong to the wind-left or ja, ek het n wind gelos
So with tongues and throats they built potential forms to inhabit:
the imbibed monologue, the that’s-what-she-said preclusion, the soutie sonnet, the Lutheran sermon, the bonanza-SMS, the homeboy homily, the retrieved-from-trash coming-out letter, the reluctant manifesto, the floating quote, the .PDF reading group, the eunuch operetta, the proxy press conference, the refused award acceptance speech, the amen-men-amendment, the track-changes bar in Word, the golly guidebook, etc.
Please bring your own
k-waypuffjacket/twowordsentences to sit upon
An evening initiated by Abri de Swardt in collaboration with ALMA MATER MARTHA – an artists run project space.
Doors Open at 6:30pm
329 Albert Road, 7925 Woodstock