This webinar is talking and thinking through how African communities engage with technology with artists, arts administrators, cultural curators and at least one self-proclaimed ‘technology evangelist’. This session also explores how culture influences art, how practitioners measure and manage impact, and the various kinds of risk and investment that need consideration in the world of new media.
Mr Media X – Professional artist exploring the creation of art using immersive technologies, based in the rural town of Eshowe (South Africa)
Haleema Mekani – Cultural art curator and Director of Tamba Africa Trust (Zimbabwe)
Judith Okonkwo – Technology Evangelist, Business Psychologist and Organisation Development Consultant with experience working in Africa, Asia and Europe (Nigeria)
Facilitator: Lindiwe Matshikiza
Beyond Borders is a four-part public webinar series where creative practitioners, scholars and activists reflect on and project towards an even more networked, mobile, supported and supporting Southern African arts sector. It is produced and co-conceptualized by The National Arts Festival in association with the Johannesburg office of Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council. The webinar series is convened in the context of the conclusion of the more than decade-long collaboration between Pro Helvetia Johannesburg and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, enabling mobility, exchange and collaboration among arts practitioners and organisations in the Southern African region.