I had the pleasure of documenting the colourful and eccentric scene at the Bazique Festival in the beautiful valley of Elgin a week ago. This first time in South Africa event showed a lot of potential and we will no doubt see many more to come. Many people
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Caption as seen on Vimeo: ''Every year thousands of “burners” migrate to the Tankwa Karoo, coming together in a whirlwind of affection, expression and dust. In 2017 among the pretty faces were three filmmakers (Dewald Brand, Herman du Toit and Michael Zomer)
The Roman numeral that signifies the number 10, and the letter X that represents an open signifier. It’s a time for both a backward reflection and an imagining of possibilities and futures. With the tenth incarnation of Tankwa Town in 2016, contemplate a decade
2015 || The Year of the Gift || 27 April - 3 May 2015 saw the event swell to 9800 people, what a fabulous year!.....
This year’s theme, “The Gift”, underpins the sharing and neo-socialist culture. “This year’s theme asks to us to contemplate the gift. As Marx would have it, to look beyond the object to the myriad of elements that make the object happen… What is art?
2014 || The Year of the Trickster This year's theme was ‘The Trickster’, a theme to highlight those anti-heroes who know no limits, aren't afraid to question everyday norms, help create change for the good of all and generally play the joker.....
Standing watch over the Binnekring was this year’s Clan – a manifestation of the theme The Trickster – a giant mechanic hare. The crew’s rationale for the piece describe it as: “A synthesis of opposites: the duality of nature/technology; light/dark; male/female; life/death. The
2008 || The Year of Power || 16–19 October 1200 people participated in the year that AfrikaBurn was renamed, goodbye to AfrikaBurns!....
Africa Burns Creative Projects (AfrikaBurn) was created in 2007 as a Not-For-Profit Company, with the intention that it would serve as a vehicle for the creation and co-ordination of an independent South African Burning Man regional event. AfrikaBurn was originally conceived by Paul Jorgensen.