the gaddafi post opera dedication is a meditation on 21st century visual archival culture, and explores a suggested symbiotic relationship between modern archival footage and the plethora of visual information that western societies have access to, and through this brings attention to a desensitized audience, untrained or unable to distinguish the reality of the action film and the fantasy of prime time news.
the dedication developed as a one time performance workshopped performance as part of the junior dephic games held for the first time on the african continent in december, 2011. musuem africa.
a second performance took place at the bioscope, main street life. jeppestown.
> —- On Tuesday, November 8, 2011 10:03 AM, Moloko Sekhukhuni <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> “In times when history still moved slowly, events were few and far between and easily committed to memory. They formed a commonly accepted backdrop for thrilling scenes of adventure in private life. Nowadays, history moves at a brisk clip. A historical event, though soon forgotten, sparkles the morning after with the dew of novelty. No longer a backdrop, it is now the adventure itself, an adventure enacted before the backdrop of the commonly accepted banality of private life.”
> milan kundera. the book of laughter and forgetting.
> good day ********!
> i apologise (i would imagine to myself more than to you) for taking a while to send this mail.
> i hope you have been well? i’ve been caught up preparing for a moderation (yesterday) and trying to find funding for school next year.
> the recent death of gaddafi hit me in the wrong (or right) place because i’m astounded that things like this could still happen in the twenty first century.
> in high school we were taught a history not dissimilar to our current affairs. i feel we have become too desensitized to the troubles facing the continent and am determined not to let this pass over me. (so a friend and i are working on something).
> kind regards
> bogosi sekhukhuni
From: ******** <***********i.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 12:57 AM
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It is great to hear from you and to be reminded of such heavy and touching issues as Gaddafi. Milan Kundera aptly quoted brings home the realities that confront us puts challenges for us to address. We are compromised and betrayed by a leadership devoid of a sense of history and ignorance of their own history; the sacrifices made, the deaths, detentions and banishments.
If they remember all this it is then even worse. What is to be done? ********
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