RA#27 ~ Izinyanga: Explorations in Creative Methodologies - Performance/Talk by Thokozani Mhlambi

Izinyanga is a sonic interpretation of the experience of izinyanga zensimbi (pre-colonial metalworkers in KwaZulu, Africa): incorporating electronic sounds mimicking beating metal, and the incorporation of high frequency sounds which designate the area of the rolling hills of the Drakensberg escarpment. Visually the creative output features a silhouette screening of a person enacting the tasks of a metalworker in front of the furnace, it meditates on the labour involved in this activity, and the context under which the metalworking was regulated according to moon-cycles, etc.