The Red Bull Amaphiko Academy is looking to create a unique locally designed and built, multi-functional space at the Mamelodi West Community Centre, in April/May 2017. All those with a creative voice and experience in furniture and fabric design, metal work, woodwork, painting, graphic design, sign writing, recycled materials…Please come and present a portfolio or physical examples of your work.
Saturday 25th February 2017
Register: 10 am- 1 pm, Auditions: 11 am – 4 pm, Mamelodi West Community Centre, Tsweu St, Pretoria, 0122
Contact: Pauline Borton – 072 375 3454 Please note the final number of designers is limited to 20. Should you be accepted into the programme – running from March to May, you will be requested to attend a concept and design workshop in March 2017 and then go into a production and installation period of approximately 9 weeks.
Given the Trinity Session’s extensive practice of public art curation and implementation, an archive of particular knowledge and experience develops in parallel to the commissioning process. Much of this information is not always present in the final permanent outcomes they manage. Hence their collaborative artistic practice as Hobbs/Neustetter serves to record and translate in other forms, this engagement with place making and the ephemeral nature of social enquiries and user experience.
The act of being present, and following the progression of a work of art coming into being in public space is for Hobbs/Neustetter a complex and political condition, where one is literally exposed to myriad forces and opinions. A temporary action on the other hand, while no less complex or political unfolds with a different sense of time in relation to development and production, and will often display more social dexterity in relation to audience and site.
Hence, photography, video, mapping and participatory processes are the principal tools to plan, present and record such interventions. And the works presented here, through their exploration of xenophobia, forced migration and urban degeneration, are an attempt at employing these tools towards a symbolic translation of radical changes in society.
A selection of featured projects: