Locals and tourists alike flocked to the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on 25 October to get in touch with their cultural sides for the 2017 edition of Museum Night.
Given the fluid definition of art, I’ve often struggled to exactly picture the difference between street art and graffiti. With large scale murals works drawing on the influence of graffiti and incorporating various handtypes, I sought to get a student perspective on what lines they draw between graffiti and street art.
If artistic expression allows people to convey or communicate feelings, if it gives people the opportunity to share a sensation, then that’s what I aim for, and perhaps the most I could ask for.
Ever wondered what life would look like if the retro 80s met the future? Or if sci-fi wasn’t just sci-fi? What if… Hear me out here… we lived in an 8-bit world? A world where you became the video character…
Pretty cool, right? Continue reading “GIFs are taking over”
My arrival in Cape Town last year was riddled with occasional bouts of anxiety and fear. As it goes when you feel like a mere pebble to the overshadowing mountain and weary of what lies behind the surrounding new faces. Nevertheless, I found my feet in becoming familiar with the pulsating streets of life birthed by the Mother City. Caught up in thought, my beating imagination let loose into a vision of a night in the heart of town where it too pulsated with activity and vigour – so much so that the intention was other than that of turning Long Street into a long night…
As it turns out, I wasn’t alone in thinking these thoughts.
Continue reading “Word on the Street: First Thursday’s”
Street Art, which has forced its way into the realm of contemporary art today, is in a constant state of ‘becoming’. It encompasses vast and varied means of representation, which includes graffiti, stencils, prints, wheat-pastes, murals and often extends into projects of artistic collaboration – resulting in the creation of street installations or video art. For this reason, it is regarded as a concoction of interdisciplinary forms of artistic expression. Furthermore, it exudes various personally-relevant and societally-applicable meanings. Yet this doesn’t mean its origins, influences or inspirations can’t be traced. Continue reading “Street Art as Resistance”