Tag : Our Stories

13 Jul 2020


Ho tshepa ntshepedi ya bontshepe. RECLAMATIONS begins and ends. The first image in the sequence is of a child body, dressed in pink. The last image is of child who stands inside a yellow room

19 May 2020


‘PHOTOGRAPHING TAVERNS’: THE Q & A THEMBINKOSI HLATSWAYO & RUTH MOTAU[spacer height=”40px”] Thembinkosi Hlatswayo (b.1993) and Ruth Motau (b.1968) pose questions to one another about their respective experiences as photographers who developed work within ‘tavern’ or ‘shebeen’ contexts. Motau is a veteran South African photojournalist, who as a woman during […]

12 May 2020

A Piece of the Ground

A Piece of Ground is a complication of South African music inspired by Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo’s Slaghuis II.   The selection resonates like a vision of bodies and spirits gathered in the same room, sometimes at odds with each other, yet always held by a shared wound. Assembled at the Slaghuis, the […]

11 May 2020

Slaghuis II: A Sonic Debrief

Slaghuis II: A Sonic Debrief, is a conversation that highlights sound as a motif. Mosa Anita Kaiser, a content generator for Photoform Africa converses with Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo on the intimate stories and memories that inform ‘Slaghuis’. [spacer height=”1px”] In addition this audio features the full length performance of Slaghuis II: […]

04 May 2020

Slaghuis II; Performing the artist Statement.

Slaghuis II; Performing the artist statement.  Slaghuis II, the exhibition, features a statement from Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo, which narrates a scene, perhaps a dream–possibly a nightmare–that occurs before his eyes. Hlatshwayo shared the text with Market Theatre Laboratory alumni, Chris Djuma who adapted the text and performed it at the first Slaguis II public walkabout […]