Nothing Gets Organised (NGO)

An Intimation of Discontinuity

1- George Mahashe

Camera Obscura #4 A Refusal to Allow Mediation, 2016

Knight’s Palace Courtyard

2- Sinethemba Twalo

Between Movement and Inertia

Lecture performance, live and radio broadcasts

Gallery Anadiel

3- Donna Kukama
Chapter X: A mouthful of Hot Air (When we re-blackened our faces and turned), 2016

Performance

Old Commercial Press

Camera Obscura #4  A Refusal to Allow Mediation, by George Mahashe a member of the South African collective NGO showing in the courtyard of the Knights Palace Hotel through the Old City walls

NGO-NOTHING GETS ORGANISED is an artists’ space in Johannesburg (South Africa) that have contributed a selection of work for the Jerusalem Show VIII titled An Intimation of Discontinuity. NGO writes:

 

"An Intimation of Discontinuity" is a musing on aesthetics of discontinuity. It is a reflection on objects in peril, objects assailed and subjugated by the ubiquity of an obdurate ontological inconsistency. NGO-NOTHING GETS ORGANISED is interested in how these objects invert these pernicious and ostensible misapprehensions, performing and iterating their discontinuities. Notwithstanding, in a desire to discontinue that which immures or restrains, NGO-NOTHING GETS ORGANISED does not allude to or affirm a new hope. We attempt to reflect on discontinuity as an action or proposal that might be analogous to thinking and reacting whilst falling in the rabbit hole—a moment where one dwells and revels in uncertainty—a form of thinking that venerates the interlude.

 

George Mahashe

Camera Obscura #4 A Refusal to Allow Mediation, 2016

For An Intimation of Discontinuity Mahashe has developed a camera obscura, or a shadow-device that can represent images of the outside. The work is inspired by the 8th century Persian scholar Ibn al-Haytham who developed one of the first camera obscura devices for the purpose of looking at the stars. For the Jerusalem Show VIII the work inhabits a battlement of the Old City wall.

 

Sinethemba Twalo

Between Movement and Inertia

Lecture performance, live and radio broadcasts
For An Intimation of Discontinuity NGO-founder Sinethemba Twalo will produce a series of one-hour radio broadcasts that have been developed in dialogue with Bisan Abu Eisheh’s Radio Be’er Sheva, and that will later appear online at Twalo’s soundcloud page.


Donna Kukama
Chapter X: A mouthful of Hot Air (When we re-blackened our faces and turned), 2016

Performance
Its a sixth in a series of performances that comprise an extensive process in the creation of a book. It does not take on the form of the book-object that we are familiar with. Rather, it "happens", morphing between performance, drawing, sculpture, and oral history. Refusing containment, the Chapter produced for the Jerusalem Show VIII Before and After Origins considers the potential for historical texts to also exist as speech bubbles carrying messages that are either invisible or do not exist.

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