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Death Graduates – ArtEC. Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

The performance consists of installation and visual art.

The performance consists of installation and visual art. The work is a response to the number of students murdered in schools and in university premises.The performance forms part of a series of ongoing works around post-traumatic events called In These Streets.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

Wezile Mgibe is an art practitioner born in Port Elizabeth, he uses performance art and visual art as a tool for social change and exercises strong improvisation skills in doing so.
In his practice, Wezile aims to interrogate the dynamics of site, culture and place by exploring collaborative working models, engaging on community work and critical thinking.
Wezile is trained in various dance disciplines, particularly contemporary dance, jazz and modern. He possesses a strong musical theatre background, working alongside respected theatre makers. Mgibe is a creative director of In Site, a movement workshop which takes place in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.

After being awarded in number of residences and has had opportunities to present his live art offerings in site specific and in Theatre, he continues to build a relationship with the community by being involved in programs such as The Arts & Culture Building Block Programme as a co-facilitator.

Wezile’s work is to bring value to the African practice, internal healing within the community,dignity to black bodies and to contemporary art.

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Death Graduates – ArtEC. Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

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36 Bird St, Port Elizabeth Central, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa

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