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Zim Ngqawana and Kyle Shepherd do Vandalizim at Spier Contemporary

The Zimology Institute, African Noise Foundation, Chimurenga Magazine, Imagine City Hall and Spier Contemporary 2010 present Vandalizm on Friday 30 April @ 20h00 at the City Hall, Darling Street, Cape Town, home of the Spier Contemporary 2010 art exhibition.

Vandalizim is a healing ceremony performed by Zim Ngqawana and Kyle Shepherd in the desecrated body of The Zimology Institute. The film of this event, The Exhibition of Vandalism (60 minutes, Sound Recordist, Jabu Mxhaka, Filmed and Edited by Aryan Kaganof) has been edited as a springboard to a further improvisation that will take place live in the City Hall.

The screening of the film will be followed by the duet of Kyle Shepherd (on piano and violin) and Zim Ngqawana (on woodwinds) playing compositions which were inspired by vandalism on The Zimology Institute’s farm earlier this year. Two grand pianos were heavily vandalized and the building was stripped of all electrical connections and was left a shell. Other items broken during the act of vandalism are also incorporated in the composition.

Filmed by Aryan Kaganof from African Noise Foundation, and coordinated by Zaide Harneker, this event is a fundraising effort towards rebuilding The Zimology Institute. The Institute is grateful to all those participating in this fundraising event.

V A N D A L I Z I M featuring ZIM NGQAWANA and KYLE SHEPHERD
Place: Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street (opp. Grand Parade)
Date: Friday, 30 April 2010
Time: 20h00
Cost: R70 (at the door); R50 (pre sold at Africa Centre, 44 Long street)

Please feel free to contact Africa Centre on 021 422 0468, or e-mail matthews@africacentre.net. More information on the musicians and filmmaker are available on request.