Category Archives: Artworks by Hobbs/Neustetter

Renaming the City – Ars Electronica Festival 2015: Post City – Habitats for the 21st Century, Linz, Austria


“The migrant crisis, the biggest wave to hit Europe since World War II…”

“…more than 300,000 refugees and migrants had risked their lives
crossing the Mediterranean to Europe in the first nine months of 2015 alone. 
About 2,500 people had died while making the perilous journey… “
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Renaming the City – it’s beginning with a path!

ataya/thé/tea – Hillbrow

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ataya/thé/tea – Hillbrow
15 November 2012, 5pm onwards
Olivia Road between Fife and Tudhope Avenue
Hillbrow/ Berea, Johannesburg

Free event organised as part of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013.

Press release:


Exhibition PDF (1.4MB)

Preview of The Trinity Session’s REVIEW Exhibition
garners positive response from Jozi arts community

On 15 March 2012, The Trinity Session previewed its REVIEW Exhibition inside the factorybuilding at 281 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg. The Trinity Session’s two founding members, Stephen Hobbs and Marcus Neustetter, are celebrating ten years of collaboration by displaying videos, photography, mind maps and artifacts from a dense archive of research on large projection surfaces.

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Hobbs/Neustetter Depth Threats

Catalogue Text October 2010

Depth Threats Boat Ride

Ancient unwritten Norwegian; laws protecting free public access to sea and sky and such topographical features as ‘woods, fields, mountains, rivers, lakes and skerries, irrespective of who owns them’, comes across as utopian fantasy to Johannesburg, city-bound cultural producers Hobbs/Neustetter, and resultantly presents a challenge to the duo to develop a project that interrogates and intervenes, through an experiential approach to this notion of public rights and freedom to traverse land and sea.

Hobbs/Neustetter’s approach was developed in two parts, the first involving navigating and camping on a number of islands in the Austevoll region – south west of Bergen and the second part, a translation of this experience into the gallery space of Stieftelsen, 314, Bergen. Continue reading

BORDERLESS – an event in two parts

Borderless Goat

Hobbs/Neustetter is working in collaboration with a group of 10 artists from Alexandra and 6 partner artists from Zimbabwe and Mozambique on an experimental intervention that looks at questions of xenophobia, border-crossing and contextual value systems.

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April 6th – Ruined Site of the former Theatre – St Pierre – Trinity Session performance

April 7th – Fort de France – public space – Trinity session projection / performance

The small town of St Pierre on the West coast of Martinique, bears an ever present history of the devastation of the town following major eruptions of Mount Pelee, in the early 1900’s. The intermingling of ghost structures and building ruins, with the contemporary town, is a constant reminder of the ever tenuous relationship between the thrusts of modernity and the forces of nature. Continue reading

HAND/MACHINE (experimental video) Bamako, Djenne, Mali

HAND/MACHINE (experimental video) Bamako, Djenne, Mali, 2011

Dual channel video Projection


Hobbs/Neustetter’s aim to travel from Bamako to Djenne by water and land is inspired by the notion of travel as a tool for connectivity. As with many of their projects in contexts where online connectivity, electricity and cell phone reception is limited; specific choices about the means of representing their ideas and experiences comes into play. Hence, the intention to ‘network’ Bamako and Djenne through experiences of landscape and place forms the basis for a mapping project informed by exploration and discovery.

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ENTRACTE – a post performance film by Hobbs/Neustetter

ENTRACTE is a post-performace film recorded during the AFROPIXEL FESTIVAL MAY 2010, DAKAR (SENEGAL) by Hobbs/Neustettter

Located in Zone A, Sicap, Maison 46 – standing for 10 years, is destined for demolition to make way for a new development. In collaboration with students from the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Dakar, a series of projection and performance scenes were developed as a reflection on the pathetic state of this building and the expectations of a new architecture to come. Continue reading