Dulibadzimu is part of the MADE IN MUSINA project: a networking project bringing together Musina's artists and arts organisations.
This t-shirt making workshop was held in Nancefield, Musina in December. The idea is to use viral modes of advertising to create some hype and encourage participation in the MADE IN MUSINA community project. We advertised the MADE IN MUSINA project by making a template MADE IN MUSINA t-shirt and then incorporated he name and logo of each of the participating groups on their own series of t-shirts. The workshop also brought all the groups together under the MADE IN MUSINA banner, and has kicked off our collaborative project.
Here's the MADE IN MUSINA design.
Here's Meza Weza making a "Dulibadzimu" stencil.
Here's Pilot Biller's finished t-shirt!
Check out the MADE IN MUSINA blog that the Musina artists are working on!
Walking 4km to location in the morning.
Down at the river.
Honest Sebola on sound.
A.D. Daniel Browde checks the shot list at the old compound.
Filming the 'looking for a job' scene in 42 degree heat.
Interviews in the compound, Raymond Marlowe on camera.
Last interview with narrator Norman Masawi.
Thenjiwe Nkosi on camera. Prince Mapala on sound.
A video loop by Thenjiwe Nkosi from the Border Farm exhibition.
Excerpts from the writing workshops displayed in the Border Farm exhibition.
Texts by Ephraim Nhema and Meza Weza.
Design by Daniel Browde and Thenjiwe Nkosi
Vinyl lettering by Reg Pakari
The Border Farm workshops resulted in hundreds of photographs, pages of writing, and many hours of videoed performances, all the work of the Dulibadzimu Theatre Group. Some of this work was exhibited in the Border Farm exhibitions and in the video with the same name.
The aim of the exhibition (which was comprised mainly of photographs) was to create a space for Zimbabwean migrant workers to tell their stories, and to provide a platform for displaying these real-life narratives in South Africa. A key concept for the exhibition was to make a show that would present the creative process of the project, but also be an incisive artistic reflection of the stories and day-to-day life on the farm. We wanted it to be not only a community art project, but also a show of work that would stand up as “art” in a critical art world.
The defining theme of the exhibition was “life in-between” – the pressures, challenges, absurdities and opportunities of living in liminal zones, neither here nor there. The river is a powerful symbol of “in-betweenness”, and crossing it a powerful metaphor for passage and catharsis, and as such became central image of the show (in both video and photography).
The exhibition was held both at the Bag Factory Gallery in Johannesburg (2010) and in the Musina Municipal Buildings (2010 - 2011)
Artwork by The Dulibadzimu Theatre Group, Raymond Marlowe and Thenjiwe Nkosi.
Exhibition curated by Thenjiwe Nkosi