DUNDEE : FAREWELL

The night before leaving Dundee, we returned to the 97 Mckenzie street site with projector and screens in tow. The screens were installed over the foundations of the old house and a stop-motion animation of the various imagined buildings and facilities, which passerby’s had constructed in a workshop, using collage pieces (see blog post on […]

DUNDEE : FAREWELL

DUNDEE : SONI PROJECT SPACE

For the final two weeks of our project we moved our gallery/workshop space into three stores in the Soni’ building in downtown Dundee (See the previous blog post on Soni Building). Through a variety of performances and activities we generated interest around the new site. After sweeping and cleaning of the largest of the Soni stores, […]

DUNDEE : SONI PROJECT SPACE

DUNDEE : SONI’S BUILDING

The Soni building (corner of Wilson and McKenzie Street) was established in 1902 and has housed the Soni family and their jewellery store ever since. Mr Soni’s grandfather allegedly hosted Gandhi on the property while he was passing through Dundee in 1913. For the final two weeks of our project, we relocated our workshop space […]

DUNDEE : SONI’S BUILDING

DUNDEE : CURFEW BELL

Throughout the Oral History component of the project, the Dundee Curfew Bell was mentioned several times. While Dundee has extensive archival records surrounding the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo- Boer Wars, we discovered there were few existing records of the towns more recent history. A majority of younger citizens knew nothing of the notorious bell that wrung […]

DUNDEE : CURFEW BELL

DUNDEE: STREETLIGHTS

  To draw attention to each one of our performance sites, Mark Donaldson, head of electricity at the Endumeni Municipality, agreed to send out his team (and cherry picker) to change the colour of street- lamp bulbs. The light, nearest to each site was changed from yellow 70/100 Watt high-pressure sodium bulb to a white […]

DUNDEE: STREETLIGHTS

DUNDEE: INVITE

For the past three months Neil Coppen and Vaughn Sadie have been living in the historic battlefield town of Dundee in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal as part of VANSA’S (The Visual Arts Network of South Africa) ‘2010 Reasons to Live in A Small Town’ Residency. Their project titled ‘Living Within History’ saw them working in conjunction […]

DUNDEE: INVITE