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ART + ACTIVISM

2017 PSAFF: Perth South African (Joziwood) Film Festival

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYEs selected for viewing at the Joziwood film festival in Perth, Australia.

"Joziwood mainly supports outstanding and creative stories from South African content creators that have not received deserved exposure outside South Africa. PSAFF considers narrative, documentary and animated short films (30 min and less), long format films (60-150min) and in multiple genres from around the world, as long as there is a theme of South African culture, locations, language..."
  Animal Communications Course At Bodhi Khaya buddhist retreat in the Western Cape with renowned animal communications expert Anna Breytenbach. I attended as an activist and a creative in the hope of finding a way to bridge our human animal souls back to the life-force we've disassociated ourselves from.
2016 Masithandane End Hate Crimes Collective An LGBTI+ activist movement initiated by Phumi Mtetwa and Bev Ditsie in respone to the alarming rate of black lesbian, transgender and gay murders in South Africa - associated with an alarming femicide rate. Masithandane End Hate Crimes Collective.
New Heritage Gallery group exhibition, Cape Town '3-for-1' family exhibition with Anni Snyman, PC Janse van Rensburg & Talitha Els. First Kiss animation & print collaborations with Anni Snyman.
TOFF ~ Twisted Oyster Film Festival short film & video exhibition SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYEs officially selected for exhibition at the Twisted Oyster Film Festival.


"The Twisted Oyster Film Festival is a short film and video art exhibition presented by Kinetic Art Projects and Pia Cruzalegui in Chicago, IL., USA.

The focus of Twisted Oyster is to highlight independent, experimental short films and video art produced by auteurs from around the globe. Works that will engage diverse audiences on a range of aesthetic and content.

This year the Film Festival takes place November 18, 2016 – December 2, 2016 and celebrates the creative outlet of filmmakers who want to share a story. The films we present are relevant to our community and address some of our most current, critical challenges and also provoke reasons for hope and optimism."

Music video animation Die Laaste Afdraai is an animation project currently in production for local musician Eugenie Grobler. It is the fifth animation project by visual artist and illustrator Anni Snyman and digital multimedia artist katty vandenberghe. Eugenie has participated in two of their previous animation projects for the South African Filmverse poetry + animation compilations.
Global Nomadic Art Project Stories of Rain is part of an international art project traveling the globe as land and nature artists follow the nomadic routes of our ancestors, performing land and nature artworks along the way. Hosted by the Site_Specific Collective.
Karoo Geoglyphs The Riverine Rabbit Thinking Path is our second permanent land art drawing created as a walking path (meander) and referred to as a geoglyph. Designed and conceptualised by sister and brother team Anni Snyman and PC Janse van Rensburg. A Site_Specific Collective project.
JOZI Land Art Land art animations with Anni Snyman (Watching the Sun), Gordon Froud (remembering how we Breathe) and Ubuhle Bobuntu (!Giant insects!). A Site_Specific Collective project.
kindEarth_intentions kindEarth_intentions is a media project born out of a need to engage initiatives that focus on reconnecting and realigning our lost relationship with nature. Follow kindEarth_intentions on flipboard. With life and business partner Tanya Pretorius.
ATKV Filmverse 2 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYEs by Joan Hambidge is the poem we animated for this project. After the success of our first attempt, 'Die Eerste Soen', Anni Snyman and myself have been invited back into the second leg of this wonderful poetry + animation project artistically directed by Diek Grobler and funded by the Afrikaans Taal & Kuns Vereeniging under the nurturing eye of Nita Cronjé. Once again we are privileged to have Eugenie Grobler arranging our soundtrack, putting the words of the poem to music.
Cool Capital Guerrilla Biennale 2014 Catalogue
2015 CATALOGue Part of the design team and completing the inside layout, typesetting, typography and image curation. 'The first uncurated guerrilla biennale in the world' resulted in the participation of over 150 projects delivering a catalogue of over 265 pages of photography plus text. Edited by Peter J. Mathews, the originator of Cool Capital, and it's co-ordinator, Carla Taljaard.
KROK Animated Films Festival FilmVerse animation 'Die Eerste Soen' selected to compete at the KROK Animated Films Festival in September 2015. Invited to attend as director. In collaboration with Anni Snyman (visuals), Eugenie Grobler (music) and Diek Grobler (overall artistic director). Sponsored by the ATKV with special thanks to Nita Cronjé.
2014 ATKV Filmverse 1

Filmverse Selected as one of 12 sets of animators to animate a series of popular Afrikaans poems. In collaboration with Anni Snyman (visuals), Eugenie Grobler (musical score), Johann Kotze (sound engineer), Danie Marais (poet), Diek Grobler (overall creative director) and Fopspeen (DVD compilation). The Filmverse project is directed by Diek Grobler and sponsored by the ATKV.

Site_Specific Karoo Geoglyphs Project Snake Eagle Thinking Path, Anni Snyman's first permanent geoglyph after working on the project since 2009. Matjiesfontein. Team participant and documentation.
Site_Specific / Cool Capital ENVIRONMENTAL ART PROJECT ran from 28 June to 28 August as a precursor to the Pretoria based Cool Capital event. Project co-ordinator.
Site_Specific JOZI Land Art JOZI Land Art event, Site_Specific's first urban-based land art event at the Johannesburg Botanical Garden in Emmarentia. I acted as project assistant and web media co-ordinator.
2013 University of Johannesburg THATSOGAY arts festival Critically Queer curated by Jabu Pereira. I participated as part of the Iranti-org team with a video installation on the experiences of Malawian trans woman Tiwonge Chimbalanga, directed by Jabu Chen Pereira.
Site_Specific @ Aardklop EXHIBITION audio video compilation & social media campaign. A documentation of our 2013 International Land Art Biennale on display.
Site_Specific 2nd International Land Art Biennale, Plettenberg Bay Site_Specific International Land Art Biennale 2013 co-ordinated by Anni Snyman, curated by Strijdom van der Merwe, co-director Heather Greig, community projects co-ordinator Erica Lüttich. I acted as web media co-ordinator and project assistent to Anni Snyman.
Tree of Knowledge Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil IiI by Anni Snyman. Land art project tree installation to address the issue of water scarcity and the threat of fracking in the Karoo. Woordfees festival, Stellenbosch. Participated as a fellow artist in helping erect the installation. Site_Specific web media co-ordinator (social media campaign) for HIERNAMAALS land art exhibition.
Iranti-org Queer Media Iranti-org is an activist NGO project run by Jabu Chen Pereira to document and broadcast visual narratives on pressing issues affecting the LGBTI communities in Africa and South Africa. An alarming escalation in violence against these communities has re-energised the LGBTI activist movement in Africa and around the world. Jabu is part of an incredible network of hard-working activists who tackle and document the horrifying injustices taking place. My partner, Tanya Pretorius, and I have been part of Jabu's project by offering media and training support in web, video, and software. This was accompanied by a brief stint as part of the JoBurg People's Pride movement where I played a similar supportive role in terms of web media.
2012 Geoglyph Trail riverine rabbit geoglyph trail An Anni Snyman land art project initiated to bring attention to the endangered Riverine Rabbit. I participated as a fellow artist to document and bring the project to life on the internet.
Project (Ero)rrism (Ero)rrism by Jabu Perreira. The editing on a short activist art video clip to raise funds for a full length documentary on hate crimes in South Africa. Sensitivity warning: explicit sexual content.
  UNISA Staff Exhibition Abduction CMYK A2 digital print, a feminist deconstruction of a Rubens painting in response to violent patriarchy in South Africa.Curated by Lawrence Lemoana.
trans_end installation Roll Call by Majak Bredell - an online reconstruction of the artwork reconstituted as an html installation.
2011 POMP art magazine Abduction CMYK A5 magazine print. An article curated by Hardus Koekemoer showcasing artists who revisit 'master' paintings of the classical past in contemporary media and themes. Based on one of Ruben's paintings.
  Save the Rhino Exhibition Horny print and animation. Curated by Hardus Koekemoer. An exhibition addressing the alarming rates of poaching on Rhino's in Southern Africa. The Pretoria Zoo and Brooklyn Theatre art galleries.
2010 Valentine's Exhibition An Arts Association group exhibition coupling two artists to collaborate on one artwork. Collaboration with Corné Joubert on Love Seasons.
2009 Afrika Burn Participated in drawing and documenting the Earth Siren goddess created by Anni Snyman.
2008 NewMediaFest2008 An online international exhibition of digital artworks. Anima/Animus is accepted as part of the 4th edition of an exhibition called net.NET IV. Artists represented are A. Andreas (Netherlands), Adam Buczek (UK), J.R. Carpenter (Canada), Ute Hoerner/Matthias Antlfinger (Germany), Juan Patino (Argentina), Katty Vandenberghe/Janine Lewis (South Africa) http://www.janinelewis.com
  Karin Hougaard Solo Exhibition In collaboration with Karin Hougaard, using her artwork and video footage as source material, an animation called Lyfskap formed part of an exhibition of paintings and prints in her first solo art exhibition.
2007 trans_end trans_end is an ongoing online art project initiated by katty vandenberghe, Anni Snyman and Eugenie Grobler. A virtual collaboration of online art. http://www.trans-end.org.za
  NewMediaFest2007 An online international exhibition of digital artworks. Indigo Boy is accepted as part of the 1st edition of an exhibition called net.NET I. Artists represented were Adele Prince (UK), J.T.Wine (USA), Carlo Sansolo (Brazil), Les Liens Invisibles (Italy), MEZ (Australia), Konstantia Sofokleous (Cyprus), Katty Vandenberghe and Chris Diedericks (South Africa) http://www.chrisdiedericks.co.za/indigoboy/
  Indigo Boy I Exhibition, Chris Diedericks The first of three physical manifestations of an online art collaboration between visual artist Chris Diedericks, and digital artist katty vandenberghe. At the University of Johannesburg art gallery. Curated by Annali Cabano-Dempsey. Included is Hacked!, an animation by katty vandenberghe as commentary on the work represented online through Indigo Boy.
  Flesh! Curated by Chris Diedericks and presented in Die Oog art gallery for the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees 2007. Deep Water installation of the animation and the print series by Anni Snyman. Animated by katty vandenberghe.
  Moving Art Image Festival Technical assistant and advisor for a short art film festival at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery. In collaboration with UJ Art Gallery curator Annali Cabano-Dempsey and Pretoria animator and artist Diek Grobler. Video works on display included Deep Water, Evanescence, and the Three Woman Portrait.

 

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Indigo Boy Indigo Boy is an online collaboration with Chris Diedericks, and represents the daily process work in preparation for his solo exhibition at the University of Johannesburg in October 2007. http://www.chrisdiedericks.co.za
2006 Memory of Water Animator for Deep Water and Evanescence in collaboration with Anni Snyman for her solo art exhibition Memory of Water. University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, 1 - 22 November 2006. Participant in the live video performance Memory of Water by the performance company, Siety, directed by Janine Lewis.
  Umzansi through the eyes of amadodakazi ayo Animation co-ordinator for Rock by Lindiwe Nkutha in collaboration with Imagination Lab and Kingsley College students.
  surviving me Performance, The Rostrum Theatre, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria. Multimedia artist for digital projections. Directed by Janine Lewis.
2005 anima/us performance The Cullinan/Dinokasie Arts Festival, Cullinan. Website performance of Anima/Animus (www.janinelewis.com) and multimedia artist for live performance. Directed by Janine Lewis.
  ansisters Creative Constellation Festival, The Old Fort, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg. Website developer (www.face.org. za), assisting co-ordinator and video artworks: Three Woman Portrait and Sacred Spaces.
2004 UNISA Fourth Year Exhibition Art exhibition, UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria. search:“sense” interactive digital artwork.
  Searching for a Saviour Art experience, as part of the Bonolo Botshelo exhibition, Museum Africa, Johannesburg. Ear Island video installation.
  Journey to Freedom UNISA centenary celebrations concert, Pretoria. Digital trainer and animator for Woman’s March, Toyi-Toyi Medley and Religious Medley.
2003 New Signatures Sasol arts competition, Pretoria Art Museum, selected for exhibition. The Knight video animation.
  Arts Association Erotica exhibition, Pretoria. The Room video animation.
  Nedbank/Art Nouveau Gay and Lesbian Film Festival art exhibition, Cinema Art Nouveau Rosebank public gallery, Johannesburg. Selected prints from various video works.
  New Channels Digital Competition, Johannesburg, inside:outside video animation compilation selected for exhibition.
2002 Vega Staff Vega Brand Communications staff exhibition, Johannesburg, Fashion video animation.
  UNISA Multimedia UNISA Student and Staff Multimedia and Visual Arts exhibition, Pretoria, Life Cycle video.

 

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New Channels Digital Art Competition, Johannesburg, Life Cycle Shockwave Animation.
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LIFE

2017 Masithandane media support (activism)
2016 Site_Specific web media co-ordinator
launch of kindEarth_intentions
2015 Site_Specific web media co-ordinator
2014 Site_Specific web media co-ordinator
2013 Site_Specific web media co-ordinator
2012 [•] squareDot Media [ongoing]
2011 multimedia artist & designer
2009 multimedia lecturer
2008 creative digital skills teacher & trainer
2006 outreach design & digital skills lecturer
2004 ad industry digital skills trainer
2003 digital skills & design lecturer
2002 creative process lecturer
1993 desktop publishing & design
1992 museum display artist
1990 graphic design internship
1988 B.Sc. Rhodes University
1969 Pretoria, South Africa
1966 Ghent, Belgium
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