Alongside political discussion at COP17 in Durban, the Goethe-Institut of South Africa presents a diverse cultural programme, highlighting the role that art and creativity has to play in addressing environmental issues.
The programme, which runs alongside COP17 from 28 November to 9 December 2011, will include workshops, exhibitions, performances and concerts around Durban, as well as a few events happening at locations in Johannesburg.
Don’t Panic is a showcase of artistic work from all over the African continent that deal with climate change and global warming. This exhibition, which takes places at the Durban Art Gallery, was cureeated by Gabi Ngcobo and commissioned by the Goethe-Institut and the Heinrich Böll Foundation on the occasion of COP 17.
Can Do It! is a performance with three dancers from Soweto, who spread a positive artistic message as they travel from Soweto to Durban. Their performances will take place at various public spaces around Durban.
German-Nigerian musician Ade Bantu will entertain audience with his sounds while the Building After Catastrophe audio-visual workshop will create a soundscape that will be staged at artSPACE Durban.
In Johannesburg filmmaker and artist Jyoti Mistry will present her video installation 09:21:25 at Goethe at Arts on Main in Johannesburg.
Admission to all the events in free. For more information visit Goethe’s website.