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one small seed
one small seed
south call for entries
A moving exhibition of South African creativity.
Exhilarating. Compelling. Controversial. SOUTH seeks to uncover the ﬁnest examples of South African creativity across a broad spectrum of disciplines and forms. And, for the ﬁrst time on one platform, showcase a dazzling array of our ﬁnest creative produce.
ART. ARCHITECTURE. ADVERTISING. CRAFT. DESIGN. FASHION. FILM&VIDEO. JEWELLERY. MUSIC. NEW MEDIA. PERFORMANCE ART. PHOTOGRAPHY. A celebration of the gloriously positive, idiosyncratically naïve, ridiculously sardonic, richly contradictory, relentlessly spontaneous creative imagination inherent in our (don’t cry now) beloved country. SOUTH seeks to encapsulate the bold, lawless, cheeky, crossover, politically incorrect ﬂavour of our South African creative psyche.
THIS WAY UP Because SOUTH is the new north, a complete turnaround of the planet stereotype, there is nothing ﬁnite or predictable about what we are looking for.
Tonic: Hawker Bench
Haldane Martin: Zulu Mama Chair
Design Indaba 10x10 Housing
Where the north may exhibit an ordered sense of detached coolness, SOUTH is a thundering stampede of chaos and heat. A happy accident of third and ﬁrst worlds. A vibe. A jol. A state of mind. Embracing contradiction and collision. That iconic crossroad: where earthy Afrika meets contemporary design. The kind of creative excellence that will best inﬂuence the judges is neither black nor white, nor ethnic, nor neutral, nor euro, nor west, nor east. It’s a harmony out of contradiction. A balance of extremes. That ﬁne line between order and chaos. SOUTH seeks executions that capture the soul of this mystique. THE TONE Gloriously positive, ridiculously naïve, relentlessly spontaneous. Bold, lawless, cheeky, crossover, politically incorrect. About ﬁnding a home for sacred cows – the braaivleis. About changing the world by MakingADifference.
THE BASICS Design Indaba has collaborated with the Creative Circle and The Loerie Awards to launch the Creative Alliance. Dedicated to promoting South African creativity on an international front, the alliance will be initiating a travelling exhibition sponsored by the SABC. The exhibition will debut at Design Indaba 2009. The exhibition will comprise existing local and international designs that best encapsulate SOUTH, as well an award, that is open to participation from creatives across all industries. Three prizes will be awarded. The overall winner receives R100 000. Second place receives R50 000. Third place receives R25 000. Submissions for SOUTH is open to creatives over the age of 21. Winners will be announced in February 2009. The closing date for entries in all regions is 15 November 2008. Works will be received between 13 and 15 November 2008 at collection centres in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. Entries unable to to be delivered to a collection point may be submitted by photograph.
THE PROOF Hoezit pap and sushi. Sawubona high-class elephant dung ashtrays. Viva our rather shweeet giant plastic chicken installation. SOUTH LEGENDS POINT THE WAY If that fusion crossover is about to become a blur, look no further than our most distinctive footprint, our past and current legends, the SOUTH Hall of Fame.
For entry forms and more information visit: www.designindaba.com/south
Project Managed by:
Enquiries: Michael Purdham at Interactive Africa Tel: (021) 465 9966 Fax: (021) 465 9978 firstname.lastname@example.org
Onwards... upwards... southwards... viva!
Creative Alliance Partners:
MUSIC: AFRIKAANS ALTERNATIVE
FOTO NA DANS
MUSIC: POWER POP
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