Catching Feelings, not Flights

Event 
December 16, 2019
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A public performance artwork by Kieron Jina


The 16 December is the 'Day of Reconciliation' in South Africa, and a public holiday. Catching Feelings, not Flights is a performance procession by Kieron Jina which asks after the notion of the exotic. Who or what is perceived to be exotic? And why?

The site responsive artwork is an approach to art as activism. On the 16 December 2019, Kieron Jina’s body is painted in tribal patterns. He walks from Camps bay to Clifton beaches in Cape Town with a large canvas painted with the following question:

'It's hunting season in Cape Town...
Have you seen my European husband?'

Jina's work is about accessibility; vulnerability; exoticism; sex trade; pink money; afro-futurisms; inequalities of gender; sexuality; race and economy.

Identifying as a queer South African artist, Jina is interested in communicating the complexity of people in relation to one another, and to place and space, by way of elements which suggest connections and their resulting tensions.


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Credits

Photographer:
Alexis Shakalulu Strimenos

Coordinator:
Nisha von Carnap


Links

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