south africa

Shangaan Electro

Soweto’s most flashy dancers. Shangaan Electro is the street level dance phenomenon from South Africa that went global in 2010. DAZED presents a film by Rohan Blair-Mangat.

Shangaan Electro

Giants Among Men

Giants Among Men by Cape Town photographer Dillon Marsh is an ongoing project that features giant self-made objects around South Africa. Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.

Giants Among Men

Giants Among Men

Giants Among Men

Giants Among Men

Giants Among Men

All images © Dillon Marsh.

r1

Johannesburg based artist r1 reduces his work to the most simple material transforming them and placing them back where they came from, to become a part of the city’s journey. His »short-time-based installations« likely cause confusion among viewers. »Like the street, the work finds its meaning once an interaction with the passer-by takes place«, he says on his homepage.

»blue blow«, medium: barrier tape (South Africa)

»blue blow«, medium: barrier tape (South Africa)

»The tower of Isaac«, medium: plastic bottles

»the tower of Isaac«, medium: plastic bottles

»The tower of Isaac«, medium: plastic bottles

»the tower of Isaac«, medium: plastic bottles

»city cage«, medium: barrier tape (South Africa)

»city cage«, medium: barrier tape (South Africa)

Invasive Species

Photographer Dillon Marsh’s Invasive Species – the wonderful art of tree cellphone towers: »In 1996 a palm tree appeared almost overnight in a suburb of Cape Town. This was supposedly the world’s first ever disguised cell phone tower. Since then these trees have spread across the city, South Africa and the rest of the world. „Invasive Species“ explores the relationship between the environment and the disguised towers of Cape Town and its surrounds.«

Invasive Species by Dillon Marsh

Invasive Species by Dillon Marsh

Invasive Species by Dillon Marsh

Invasive Species by Dillon Marsh

All images © Dillon Marsh.

Fatty Boom Boom

Die Antwoord – »Fatty Boom Boom«. Hell on earth! Once more, Die Antwoord made a brightly hysterical music clip with sensational dance moves and superbes grimaces. One highlight: a Lady Gaga look-alike has a sight in the streets of South Africa wearing the meat dress which she wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Music video and story concept by Ninja and Yo-landi Vi$$er.

Life After

»This series is an exploration into the tattoos and lives of members of South Africa’s „Numbers“ prison gangs (the 26s, 27s & 28s) after having been released back into society, normally after many years, if not decades, of imprisonment (read more).« Araminta de Clermont is a photographer currently based in London.


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(Sixto) Rodriguez – Cold Fact

Jemand schenkte mir mal eine CD und vergaß, die Tracklist dafür beizulegen. Kurz darauf verschwand er in eine andere Stadt, ein anderes Land und gilt seither als verschollen.

Auf der CD ein eigenartig hypnotisches Stück, ein „Oldie“ unter lauter Electronicakram, aber durchaus mit Berechtigung, denn zwar klingt es vorneherum, als ob Nick Drake und Curtis Mayfield was miteinander hätten, hinten eiert es aber seltsam sphärig und gibt dem Stück was Anachronistisches. Ein Moog, wie ich mittlerweile weiß.

Und der Text: jemand singt sich seinen Dealer, den „Sugar Man“ herbei, der ihn aus dem drögen Jetzt nach Halluland befördern soll:
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