Critically acclaimed South African musician and artist Felix Laband will produce a haunting audio-visual installation Why is Silence Allowed that will publicly launch at NIROX Sculpture Park on Saturday 15 December alongside a once-off live electronic outdoor performance.
Laband will create the new work as part of his participation in the NIROX Foundation Artist Residency from 3 – 18 December. Cultural flaneur Jay Savage will work textually on the video sound installation with Laband as part of their ongoing artistic collaboration.
As Laband has not accepted any public music bookings or performances for several months, his live performance in NIROX’s natural surroundings will present a unique moment in time for those who have appreciated his journey over the past two decades.
Laband is making preparations to take his creative practice to Europe and so this will be an opportunity to experience this multifaceted artist in an environment that will allow him to perform to his true potential, outside the constraints of the club scene which he has acknowledged as a major compromise in his artistic integrity.
To visually document the story behind Laband’s creative process and artistic journey, acclaimed South African photographer Jonx Pillemer will also join him at NIROX for the two-week residency at the beginning of December.
Saturday 15 December 2018
NIROX Sculpture Park opens at 10h00
Why is Silence Allowed Exhibition opens from 13h00
Felix Laband live performance: 18h00 – 19h30
Lunch available at Nita’s Kitchen: 10h00 – 18h00
Why is Silence Allowed opens at NIROX Sculpture Park from 15 December 2018
BUY TICKETS: http://niroxarts.nutickets.co.za/FelixLaband
Early Bird – R180 (limited)
General admission – R240
Door price – R300 (subject to availability)
*All ages welcome, we encourage you to take your time after viewing the exhibition – enjoy lunch and explore the venue. Food and drinks will be on sale at the event.
No food, drinks, pets or sport equipment is permitted into the venue
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