From Nakhane to siblings Kim and Laura ‘Lady Skollie’ Windvogel, we look at ways creatives are changing the way we discuss sex and identity politics.
People: Desire Marea
The anticipated i-D documentary hosted by Mykki Blanco and shot in Joburg captures queer and trans realities in contemporary South Africa. We speak to a few of the artists featured in the film.
“Selfies as self-affirmation.” Ten creatives speak on seeing, capturing and sharing their beauty through self portraiture.
Performance artist Desire Marea sits down to interview Lagos-born, Joburg-based Negiste Yesside Johnson, whose video trilogy is on exhibition in Cape Town and travels across Europe this month.
Collaborative art duo FAKA drop their much anticipated EP ‘Bottomless Revenge’, a collection of authentic homegrown sounds.
From the childhood home and the bustling city, to the club and the online realm, Desire Marea reflects on the notion of safe spaces for black, queer bodies.
Filmed across a number of locations, FAKA’s latest video is an ode to black queer bodies apologetically embracing themselves and their visibility in the world.
This week in Jozi there’re a whole range of creative events to keep you busy including exhibition openings, doodle sessions, an architecture day and fine art print sale.
9 breakthrough South African artists and duos who’ve been at it this year, guns blazing, making work that’s vital and impossible to ignore.
An ode to the legendary Brenda Fassie, art duo FAKA describe their new video ‘From a Distance’ as a “Gqom-Gospel lamentation for dick”. Watch it here.
FAKA is a cultural movement and online platform that promotes young black queer voices in current South Africa’s sociopolitical sphere.