Cape Town has always been an amazing backdrop. From landscapes to street art, historical sites and modern architecture, virtually every space can be weaved into a story. Throughout this week, Infecting the City has brought art to the public by showcasing art in public spaces.
Now in its 10th year, this multidisciplinary festival is a collaboration between the Institute for Creative Arts and the Arts Centre and aims at making Cape Town a more public city. This was achieved by showcasing a wide range of artists in different disciplines, and providing them with a platform to voice their thoughts and ideas. Their mission? To communicate what happens in this moment.
A key component of the festival is performing in public spaces. Various venues in the city centre served as a stage or canvas for artists to share their stories. This not only brings art to people who would normally not engage with it but also disrupts these spaces, enhancing the power of the artist’s message.Co-curators of Infecting the City, Khanyisile Mbongwa and Leila Anderson embrace the multidisciplinary nature of this year’s works in positions to disrupt conventional foundations with spontaneous performances and interventions in public spaces.
Co-curators of Infecting the City Khanyisile Mbongwa and Leila Anderson have embraced the multidisciplinary nature of this year’s works and placed them in positions to disrupt conventional foundations with spontaneous performances and interventions in public spaces.
If you haven’t seen any performances or showcases yet, don’t despair. There are still many activities taking place today and tomorrow, and you can check out the full programme here.