Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Clare Loveday (composer) and Nandipha Mntambo (artist)

Friday, 7 February, 2014 - 18:30

07/02/2014 - 14/03/2014

Opening, performance and discussion 07/02/2014, 18H30

Goethe Gallery and Auditorium, 119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood

Admission: Free

As part of the 2014 Johannesburg International Mozart Festival, composer Clare Loveday and fine artist Nandipha Mntambo will present an interdisciplinary collaboration, consisting of an installation in the gallery of the Goethe-Institut, as well as musical performances within the installation.









Photograph by Masimba Sasa.


The work considers shifting and distorting memories, most obviously experienced in the dark difficulties of love, thus resonating with the Mozart Fesitval’s theme of “Un’ aura amorosa - love’s delights and dilemmas”. Both the installation and the composition work with cyclical elements: by reflecting back on past heartaches, disappointments and traumas, and acting on memories that are distorted in new contexts, we are held within our own spiral of memory and action.

In this way, Loveday and Mntambo are aiming to present a work that considers shifting perceptions within a cyclical framework.











Nandipha Mntambo's rendering of her installation.


On opening night, February 7th 18:30, violinist Waldo Alexander will perform the musical component of the work, after which the public will be invited to join the artist and the composer for a panel discussion, convened by the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER). The musical performance will be repeated on opening night after the panel discussion, and at later times.