(another) township manifesto

Nadia Beugré

multi-animated manual | score for digital platforms during this and future

pandemics

township – proximity, density, sonic clashes, apocalypse now, no poverty of

ideas here –

to whom do artists belong ?

family, community, galleries, political parties, festivals ?

who owns the AFTERLIVES of artistic production ?

  • Genre: Performance Art
  • Format: Video
  • Duration: 14 min
  • Language: n/a
  • Ages: PG
  • Available From: July 5, 2020
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PRODUCTION CREDITS

concept | script | directions – nora chipaumire

production | animation – Buntu Tyali

extra performers – Elvis Sibeko, Monishia

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

nora chipaumire

Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe and based in NYC, nora chipaumire has been challenging and embracing stereotypes of Africa, the black performing body, art and aesthetics since she started making dances in 1998. chipaumire is currently touring “#PUNK 100% POP *N!GGA” a three-part live performance album which had its world premiere at The Kitchen in NYC in October 2018. Her other recent works include “Portrait of myself as my father” (2016), “Rite Riot” (2012) and “Miriam” (2012). She has been featured in several dance films and made her directorial debut with the short film “Afro Promo #1 King Lady” (2016). Her upcoming work will be an opera. Her long-term research project “nhaka,” a technology-based practice and process to her artistic work, instigates and investigates the nature of black bodies and the products of their imaginations. Bhuku 1 has partly been published as a digital book in 2018 and will soon be available in print, courtesy of Matadero Publishing house (Spain). chipaumire is a 2018 Guggenheim fellow, a four-time Bessie Award winner and recipient of the 2016 Trisha Mckenzie Memorial Award for her impact on the dance community in Zimbabwe.