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Sunday, March 26, 2023



A site-specific performative intervention featuring the VR experience Container by Dr Meghna Singh and Simon Wood 

The work is part of a series of site-specific performative interventions in the six port cities of South Africa. They encapsulate moments within the history of the city that speak to the import and export of people and things. Juxtaposing the contemporary with the historical, it makes visible the hidden truths that the city hides. In Durban, the site-specific installation reflects on the arrival of the Indians as indentured labourers on the SS Truro in Port Natal on November 16, 1860.

The installation features the virtual reality experience Container, connecting historical and modern slavery to capitalism.

(Left: Dr Meghna Singh & Simon Wood)

Container has been exhibited at the Venice International Film Festival 2021, the Tribeca Film Festival 2022, BFI London Film Festival 2021. It was shown at the Nobel Week Dialogue organised by the Nobel Prize Foundation in 2021.

 The public is invited to the VR Installation Experience of the internationally acclaimed film, Container.

 Location: End of South Point beach, opposite Salisbury Island

 Dates: 24,25, 26th March 2023

 Time: 3-6pm

Booking: Free to everyone, no booking required