: Gutberlet (M-H.) & Snyman (C.) eds.

R 225.00
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278 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012


An anthology of personal stories and images about walking, movement and migration on the African continent.

"This publication presents a mulling over of iterations and projections seen from various perspectives. It stands as a bridge between the project, Migration & Media and its last iteration in Bamako 2011, and an evoloving Shoe Shop exhibition to be held in greater Johannesburg in 2012, which will address walking and movement as literal and conceptual spaces. Migration & Media started in 2006 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It has since been variously realised as film, literature and visual arts platforms under the label, Migration & Media. Within this context European and African artists and academics were invited to think about the perception and self-representation of migration issues in the arts." from the foreword

Contributions include:
"The Hooks of History, three films" by Penny Siopis
"Going Home, illegality and repatriation, South Africa - Mozambique", photographs by Jodi Bieber
"Applied Pressure", Serge Alain Nitegeka in conversation with Joan Legalamitlwa
"Odd Futures", Thenjiwe Nkosi in conversation with Musa Mxumalo, photographer and administator at the Market Photo Workshop.

Marie-Helene Gutberlet grew up in Germany, Benin and Switzerland. After many years in academia she now works as a freelance writer and curator.
Cara Snyman was born in Pretoria in 1981. She works in the programme department of Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, managing visual arts projects in sub-Saharan Africa.