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Live Museum of Afrotekismo to explore the formation of the African movement

Live Museum of Afrotekismo to explore the formation of the African movement

The Future Africa Visions in Time (FAVT) initiative taking place on 17 February, will feature the Live Museum of Afrotekismo by local artists, at the TransNamib Train Station.

The sequence of performances will be at different locations around Windhoek and are open to the public free of charge. Transport between the interactive performances will also be provided.

Performances in the Live Museum of Afrotekismo will kick start at 15:00 at the TransNamib Train Station, 15:30 Namibia Independence Museum, 16:00 Old Location Cemetery (Hochland Park), 17:00 Penduka (Goreangab Dam) and 18:00 Katutura Community Art Centre.

Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja Curator said in order to understand art, one has to experience it tangibly rather than have it explained therefore the Live Museum of Afrotekismo is no different as the artwork showcased will be ready and available for engagement.

“The Live Museum of Afrotekismo will explore the formation of the African movement in relation to the envisioning of a future through the movement of performing bodies between tangible and intangible technologies,” he said.

Mushaandja said they cannot explain anything that they are yet to experience, therefore the experience will certainly not be mediocre but will challenge the audience on how they engage with art, which is open to interpretation and noting is ever misinterpreted.

The initiative is produced and delivered in collaboration with other performing artist that include Jackson Wahengo, Nambowa Malua, Tuli Mekondjo, Elrico Gawanab, J+Plus, Sue Beukes, Julia Hango and Tatenda which is presented under the futuring mode of De/stabilizing and is the artists’ interpretation of the need to disrupt or not before stability is possible.

FAVT in Windhoek through the Goethe-Institut Namiba aims to bring together artists, activist and academics for various installations and performances.



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