It gives me great pleasure to talk about archiving with a guest in Ženergija tonight. Do we all have our archive, our bones, our body, the space where we are? Tonight we are talking about Water, which is an archive in itself, we are talking about the audio-visual installation ‚Whatever You Throw at the Sea…‘ which opens tonight at the Weltmuseum Wien.
… we are talking about who has access to archive materials, about colonialism and imperialism.
Zara Julius is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher and vinyl selector based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She practices from a working methodology of ‘rapture’, and is concerned with the relationship between performativity, frequency, concealment, and fugitivity in the settler (post) colony, with a special focus on what we call the ‘Global South’. Working with sound, video, performance, and objects, Zara Julius’ practice involves the collection, selection, collage, and creation of archives (real, imagined, and embodied) through extensive research projects. She is especially engaged in thinking through the internal workings of the Black sonic, and how they might help us imagine new futures, and experience different present(s).
She holds a BAHons in social anthropology from the University of Cape Town and a MAFA in Fine Art by Research and Practice from the University of the Witwatersrand. Zara has exhibited and presented her work across South Africa and internationally. www.zarajulius.com
Photo credit: Andile Buka.
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