RE/CALLING Siachilaba

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ReCalling RE/Calling Siachilaba, that’s how Peter Kuthan calls his future undertakings within the Austria Zimbabwe Friendship Association (ARGEZIM).

Yesterday evening we had the pleasure at the Time’s Up labs to get an insight in what will be included in that, well, “activity package”. There are already a range of steps taken to accomplish plans for the next few months.

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“Tales Of Resilience” at Afropea Now!

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An international festival, addressing social, cultural, historical and artistic interaction of African and European cultures in a global world regardless of national boundaries. Organised through Sandra Kramplhuber and held by Stadtwerkstatt.

Afropea Now 2014 © Andreea Sasaran Afropea Now 2014 © Andreea Sasaran

A truly outstanding and significant event Linz offers this autumn. Thoughtful and considerate, contemporary highly relevant as well as exhilarating and wicked in the type of contributions!

Still – there is one point of criticism (exclusively selfish spoken!) – namely the instant of time! Afropea Now! overlaps exactly with the set-up and exhibition dates of Lucid Peninsula at the Intimate Spaces Festival in Hainburg. Hence we won’t be able to attend.

Only the piece “Tales of Resilience” will be there…. What is certainly great in itself, nevertheless a real loss for us not being able to experience a great selection of movie-screenings, concerts, talks, workshops, etc.

Lets hope for the best: a next…

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Official Opening Tales Of Resilience

After weeks of designing, building and programming, further weeks of travel, interviews, learning about Zimbabwean history and culture, about the Tonga, the Ndebeli, the Shona and the interrelations between them and the other 13 cultures existing in Zimbabwe, hearing stories about survival, the mundane, the spiritual and the practical, after all these new ideas and influences, we reach the crux of the matter: the opening.

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Everything between majestic and frightening

We did it on our second day in Zimbabwe – we just had to do it again on our second last day. Being good, proper tourists. And it was worthwhile. Seeing all these animals (most of us haven’t seen them before) in extensive national parks was just such an great experience! And – we had the chance to escape “city life” for a little while.

We can’t help ourselves, even if this is a “working-type” blog – we share a few of these impressive creatures with you!