Thembi Goniwe- Parties in different places


Context - Cape Town, South Africa

If the past 20 years have been characterised by increased mobility, accelerating globalisation, the rise of the internet and ongoing financial crises, what effects do these phenomena have on the way we engage with others on a day to day basis, and the way we consider artistic and cultural productivity?

In terms of the Cape Town context, the financial crisis of 2008 was to a certain extent masked by the boom phase of Soccer World Cup, but beneath the surface, there is evidence of a remarkable rise in living costs, a retraction of cultural cross-overs and a greater concentration of wealth in certain privileged areas. In these turbulent times, the question of how and in what one is willing to invest one’s time is increasingly pressing.