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Friday, July 24, 2020


There's a lot to explore on the National Arts Festival website; artists continue to lead conversations and explore history, philosophy and the times in the works. Sounding The Land is one of the works that does just that:

Sounding The Land draws together a combined team of scholars and artists to reinvigorate and reassess debates on the impact and legacy of the settler-colonial project in South Africa’s Eastern Cape through discussions of the historical certainties that define the debates and the meanings and commemorations of settler colonialism over time.

In a series of works and engagements that cumulatively do the work of Sounding the Land and ungrounding 1820, this project addresses the complex auditions between subject, land and space, and the work of place, home, belonging, and its dispossessions from the past into the present.