Audio, Dance, k!experiments, Music, Performance

k! discography

  In this unrehearsed untitled offering we enter a past present future portal. In this free download for the weekend of 20 – 22 May 2016 you find the Thath’i Cover Okestra that makes new super nostalgic African futuristic spiritual chant non-genre. Freestyle: that improvised offspring to ungovernable mammal called Kwaito and its family tree, […]

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Education

k!words Conversation Map

The library this week is making available for download ‘k! tools’in a form of e-publications_’k!words Conversation Map’ was illustrated by Francis Burger during her residency at Keleketla.  Follow the link below to own one. F Burger & Keleketla!, 2013, K!words conversation map-2

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Audio, Education, History, k!memory

Thath’i Cover Okestra Vol. 4

We call it the Thath’i Cover Okestra, an evolving pan-African Okestra that investigates the meaning and importance of Kwaito (South African electronic dance genre) music’s legacy for a new generation. Through this collaborative exploration, what emerges is a new super nostalgic African futuristic spiritual chant non-genre. Reading to what the beautiful people said, on Facebook […]

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k!action, k!experiments, k!migration, k!questions, k!share, k!xenophobia

k!archives

‘Untitled’, a physical theatre piece choreographed by Nyaniso Dzedze and produced with members of the Keleketla! After School Programme in 2012: Nqobile Khumalo, Talia Ndlovu, Wesley Hlongwane, Neo Ncube, Grace Kasuza, Langalibalele Mathuthu, Cinderella Khoza, Simphiwe Shange and Emma Ramashala. 23 June 2012, Keleketla! Library, The Drill Hall, Johannesburg. Photographer unknown.

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Books, Education, History, k!experiments, Performance, publishing

Join Keleketla!

Keleketla! Library seeks an energetic, innovative and self-organised individual to fill the position of: Digital Archive Intern. Image Courtesy of Safe City Map Workshop (2010)   Nature and Duration of Contract – Fixed Term Contract 1 May – 31 November 2014 – 2.5 days per week – Selection Process – Stipend – R4600 pm – […]

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activism, Dance, Education, History, k!action, k!experiments, k!migration, k!questions, k!xenophobia, Untitled

We Are One/Teen Talk DVD

‘if people’s education be treason’ Finally we got to see the cover of ‘We Are One/Teen Talk’ DVD. An outcome of an inter-generational, collaborative, process based and multi-layered art project between Keleketla! Library and Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières The image was designed by K!ASP members led by Wits School of Arts students mentored […]

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Untitled

Arts in Education

56 Years to the Treason Trial is a beautifully made educational supplement publication that uses history and art as catalyst for engagement with social, economic and political conditions of young people. It is a result of a series of conversations between youth and historians between June 2011 and September 2012. Supported by the National Lottery […]

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Untitled

Keleketla & Henrike On The Move

Amid existing tensions in the inner city of Johannesburg over space, competition and ideas; Keleketla! Library bids farewell to yet another year of cultural production being 5 years at the Drill Hall and Henrike says goodbye to 5 great years in Johannesburg. After 5 years in operation, Keleketla! Library has been accepted at Freedom Community […]

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Audio, k!experiments, Music, Networks, Social Tools

Strasbourg.Radio

An online and physical radio project that creates a dialogue between South African and French cultural practitioners. Listen here Taking place at L’Ososphere, an electronic arts festival in Strasbourg, the radio project will consist of a 24-hour music playlist on Keleketla! Library and Radio En Construction websites. Radio En Construction vibre au son des Nuits […]

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Untitled

Licensed Historians

‘Licensed Historians’ is a Keleketla! After School Programme platform for public engagement with work produced with Freedom Community College and Keleketla! Library members. The event takes the form of a screening, a lecture, discussions and performances. Freedom Community College Library committee will be introducing a ‘digital identities’ project within the school, launching with a blog. […]

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Audio, Books, Print, Residencies, visual art

Fuzzy Slipperz

This is one in a series of posters by Joburg based designer, Fuzzy Slipperz. Slipperz used Keleketla’s multifaceted practice as a point of departure, strecthing his vocabulary to greater heights. We are in love. We will be printing a limited edition portfolio on beautiful paper. You will be informed of the price per poster or […]

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Networks, Residencies, visual art

Iara Freiberg intervention at K!

Brazilian artist Iara Freiberg found some time during her residency at the Bag Factory to create a beautiful intervention at the Keleketla staircase. See more images (courtesy of the artist) on Facebook. About the artist: Iara Freiberg is a Brazilian/Argentinian artist, born in São Paulo (1977), currently based in the same city. Received a degree […]

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Untitled

In our catalogue

For this month, the Berlin-based Contemporary And (C&) magazine features Keleketla! Library catalogue, with a focus on the Medu Art Ensemble newsletters courtesy of Judy Seidman. See the magazine and the Keleketla feature here

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Untitled

Join Keleketla! Library

Keleketla! Library seeks an energetic, innovative and self-organised individual to fill the position of: Arts Administration internship. Nature and Duration of Contract Fixed Term Contract 1 April – 31 October 2013 2.5 days per week Selection Process Please send a CV and brief letter of motivation to: malosem@keleketla.org Deadline Friday 20 March 2013. The candidate […]

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Books, Performance, publishing, recycle, Residencies

Keleketla! Library turns 5!

Keleketla! Library welcomes 2013 with a rich programme, as this year marks our 5 years of practice! In partnership with the Goethe-Institut South Africa, Keleketla is provided with a rare luxury to reflect through discussions, a concert, library interventions, workshops as well as a revision of SKAFTIEN amongst other happenings. Together with the City of […]

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activism, Dance, Education, History, k!action, Performance

100 Metre Radius Concert

100 Metre Radius is a networking and professional development project that invites artists and organised groups from Johannesburg and beyond to imagine ways to utilise the Drill Hall, a historic site located in Joubert Park, as a cultural and social infrastructure. Since Keleketla! Library’s programmatic take over from the Joubert Park Project over four years […]

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Untitled

We Are One!

Concluding the Solidarity for Survival Exhibition, Keleketla! Media Arts Project is holding a March on Saturday, 23 June 2012 from Constitution Hill to the Drill Hall. ‘Solidarity For Survival’ is a campaign exhibition that was launched in 2011 at the Constitution Hill, Johannesburg by MSF South Africa. The goal of the campaign/exhibition was to contribute […]

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Audio, Education, publishing, Research, Residencies

When the Moment Comes

When The Moment Comes is an experimental audio play created by Abu Mafuya with Audio & Music youth from our After School Programme. Zenzele ‘Dj Zakes’ Ndaba and his group of youth collaborated, contributing theme music and effects.   Said Abu about the play, “When The Moment Comes is an individual, fictional recast of the […]

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academia, Film, Independent Funding, Music, Networks, Performance, Social Tools, the streets, visual art

Vandal Lie Izm, 24 Februray 2011, point blank gallery

On February 24, 2011, Joburg-based street artist, designer and illustrator Natalie Propa hosted Vandal Lie Izm, a super soulful street art exhibition that challenged conventions of the mainstream visual arts practices. The venue was the point blank gallery, the Drill Hall Precinct, Joubert Park. Kyle Ferguson shot and cut this here piece with great detail. […]

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academia, Books, Film, Johannesburg, new writing, Performance, publishing, Research, Residencies, the streets, visual art

Nonwane: passages, tempos and spectacular ways of dying

Nonwane takes as its point of departure a suicide scene from the late Phaswane Mpe’s 2001 novel, Welcome to Our Hillbrow. The book deals with issues of xenophobia, suicide, sex, HIV and love. The suicide scene was initially planned to be re-enacted through the release of tons of coarse and fine salt from the 20th […]

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Independent Funding, Networks, Residencies

of books and residencies

From the beginning of January to February 24, Keleketla! implemented an important ‘art’ residency with Pittsburg-born artist Kevin Clancy. Kevin worked tirelessly at the Keleketla! project space, building a portable unit with the mobility to manoeuvre around the inner-city and schools. The majority of the plans for the residency fell off the table due to […]

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Education, Johannesburg, Music, Performance, Print, Research

Review and Updates

Keleketla! Library is implementing an exciting 2-year project funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) with the support of the Joubert Park Project and the Curriculum Development Project Trust. The project engages with the South African Treason Trials that started at the Drill Hall in December 1956. Drill Hall Arts, Culture & Heritage […]

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You

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,200 times in 2010. That’s about […]

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Books, Education, Film, Johannesburg, Performance

Never Steal a Wizards Car

Keleketla! Media Arts Project and the Wits School of the Arts (Division – Film and Television) implemented a film workshop with the inner city kids around Joubert Park from the 14th June – 14th July. The kids had to embrace the cold city sidewalks to attend a series of visual storytelling, writing/adapting stories for film […]

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Networks, Print, Residencies

“Totems”

by Hervé Youmbi Opening reception 24 June 2010 5.30 pm point blank gallery The Drill Hall Plein + Twist Street Joubert Park Entrance on Plein, safe parking on the square Totems, a multimedia installation by Cameroonian artist Hervé Youmbi, considers the impact of late capitalism on the contemporary African art world. In the 1990s, artists […]

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Performance, Print, Residencies, Shop

Pony Pedro hand printed Postcards

Pony Pedro is a Berlin-based art collective that works on interdisciplinary art-projects in urban spaces combining genres like performance, installation and graphic-design. The group develops their projects and uses their own silkscreen facilities for making posters, flyers, fine art prints and stage settings for their performances and installations. For more information on Pony Pedro to […]

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Books, Music, Networks, Performance, Print, Residencies

relapse

RECAP 2009 has been a stimulating and most inspiring year for Keleketla people! We thank all partners, collaborators and friends for being part of our journey. Gladly, much of what have been done is documented on this here blog – the relevance self-publishing. We are excited about Keleketla 2010 projects. This year we explore education […]

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Independent Funding, Music, Networks, Performance, Print

Stokvel # 3

support community organizing and cultural activism – we celebrate the massive SUCCESS of Keleketla Fundraising Art Auction and share new additions to the Keleketla Resource Centre!!! Safe Parking on the square CASH BAR Product Store open!! Fresh silkscreen T-Shirts * Chimurenga Magazine * Keleketla Stationery * The Orange Book * L2 Designs Accessories click on […]

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Independent Funding, Networks, visual art

over 50 contemporary artwork to be auctioned at the…

The Keleketla Resource Centre is a dynamic space for artists, activists and thinkers committed to collaborative participation and critical dialogue through arts and cultural interventions. Keleketla is based at the Drill Hall, Joubert Park and opens daily, between 10am-5pm. The facilities at Keleketla  includes: 1.    A book lending service (free – all ages) 2.    Rehearsal […]

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Books, Shop

words to insight

Art is a tool. One that is able to mobilize and organize. Communists know that, Socialists know it. Anarchist know that and of course, capitalists are cashing in on it. But then art is double-edged sword, one that lends itself to abuse and misuse by both the artist and the capitalist. Richard Roodt, better known […]

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