If A Tree…wrapping up, unfolding, faxing

Facsimile |fakˈsiməlē|nounan exact copy, esp. of written or printed material.• another term for fax .verb ( -led, -leing) [ trans. ]make a copy of : the ride was facsimiled for Disney World.PHRASESin facsimile as an exact copy.ORIGIN late 16th cent. (originally as fac simile, denoting the making of an exact copy, esp. of writing):modern Latin, from Latin fac! (imperative of facere ‘make’ ) and simile (neuter of similis ‘like’ ). Parking Gallery, If A Tree, archive in process. Images by Clare Butcher

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The Inaugural Sober & Lonely Synchronised Running Club Run

  Dear friends who run, or friends who would like to start running, SLICA and Machine Project invite you to join us for The Inaugural Sober & Lonely Synchronised Running Club Run at 3:13 PM on Sunday the 12th of August, starting from the Sober & Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art in Johannesburg. The route is a short but hilly 5.56 kilometre loop through the […]

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So finally, the If A Tree.. project and programme is coming to a close. Over the last weekend, Lerato Shadi completed a new performance entitled ‘Seipone’ in the space of the exhibition, and Clare Butcher made herself busy faxing archival material and closing up business at Parking Gallery. As part of the final week of […]

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Dithugula tša Malefokane: Seeing other people’s stories, telling tall tales

                 The Parking Gallery’s August exhibition is: Dithugula tša Malefokane: Seeing other people’s stories, telling tall tales, a photographic installation by George Mahashe Opening on: Wednesday 1st August 2012, 6:30 pm at the  VANSA offices Dithugula is a Khelobedu term that refers to a sacred shrine, object or thing related to the ancestors. Appeasing the […]

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Wed 25 July: 1st Rehearsal. [Dikubu], Mohau Modisakeng at the Parking Gallery

  On Wed 25th July, the Parking Gallery will feature a performance by: Mohau Modisakeng. Entitled, 1st Rehearsal [Dikubu], this piece forms part of a series of 3 open rehearsals planned as preparation for a 3-day intervention to be staged in the Johannesburg inner city over the next few months. Modisakeng’s intention with these rehearsals is to […]

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Now watching…

Tonight we had a bit of a change in schedule and instead of the announced screening of ‘Culture in the Contact Zone’ (SABC, 1997) – which will become part of the archive in the coming days – we are now watching a recent presentation by Okwui Enwezor (curator of the 1997 Joburg Biennial, ‘Trade Routes’) […]

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Wednesday 18 July at the Parking Gallery

Following last week’s heated discussion around ‘Biennial Necessities’ and the possible future of the Johannesburg Biennial, the ‘If A Tree…’ programme at the Parking Gallery continues with further developments in its growing archive as well as a screening of the documentary, Culture in the Contact Zone (48 min or 52 min). The film, screened in October […]

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