James Webb will be presenting a lecture that will feature notable recent projects such as “Autohagiography,” whereby he taped himself while under hypnosis, “The Black Passage,” an installation comprising of an audio recording of the empty elevator cage descending 3,5km to the bottom of the world’s deepest goldmine, and “There’s No Place Called Home” an on going, world-wide intervention using incongruous foreign birdcalls broadcast out of speakers concealed in local trees.
James Webb was born in Kimberley, South Africa in 1975 and had exhibited, performed and broadcast throughout South Africa and other parts of the world including Japan, Morocco, Australia and the Brazilian Amazon. For more information about James Webb:
In response to the cultural context of Johannesburg, Marcus Neustetter works both as cultural activist producing projects through the Trinity Session with his partner Stephen Hobbs and as an artist. The presentation titled IN TWO MINDS showcases projects that show the juxtapositions and the blurring of the different roles and how these synergies and dialogues relates to his personal artistic pursuit.
Based in Johannesburg, Marcus Neustetter has been developing projects that play with the concepts of communication, exchange and translation of information and experiences within systems and structures. Experimental in their approach these have taken the form of conceptually driven mixed-and multi-media, mobile, installation, digital video/photography and web artworks playing with online and offline discoveries and information. While often digitally oriented, in this process he has been actively exploring analogue and socially focused ways of responding to and interpreting his physical and virtual experiences of his context. Inspired by systems (functional or dysfunctional), he seeks to present their manifestation whether through ephemeral interventions or by proposing alternatives.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on the 14 November 1976, Marcus Neustetter attended the Deutsche Schule zu Johannesburg from 1982 to 1994. He read for his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand, earning his Masters Degree in 2001. During this time he launched sanman (Southern African New Media Art Network). In the past 7 years Marcus Neustetter has been consistently producing and exhibiting art and, in partnership with Stephen Hobbs, has been active with The Gallery Premises, The Trinity Session and in their collaborative capacity as Hobbs/Neustetter (www.onair.co.za). For more information about Marcus Neustetter:
The presentations will be in English