SUB (2011)

Activating a sense of agency and urgency in the participating spectators, Sub is a multifaceted immersive performance installation that sprawls across and inhabits Nombulelo Secondary School (in iRhini, Grahamstown). In the work the audience is encouraged to seek-out an array of hidden durational performances and live art installations taking place simultaneously. Due to the nature of the work, the audience is unable to experience it as a structured or linear whole, but are rather prompted to compose the work themselves, challenging notions of singularity, interpretation and authorship.

Sub was performed at the National Arts Festival 2011 (Grahamstown, South Africa), where it received a Standard Bank Ovation Award and a Standard Bank Encore Award.

Created and directed-choreographed by Gavin Krastin.

Video artistry and sound design by Rat Western.

Plarn/fibre sculpture by Bronwen Salton.

Performed by Alan Parker, Jen Schneeberger, Kamogelo Molobye, Madele Vermaak, Nomcebisi Moyikwa, PJ Waugh, Pumelela Nqelenga, Shadley de Lange, Alexander Higgins, Sonja Smit and Whitney Turner.


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