November 30, 2017 - January 5, 2018
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'Pumflet Gladiolus' by Ilze Wolff and Kemang Wa Lehulere is a publication launch, screening, discussion, and sharing of the creative writing archive of Gladys Thomas in conversation with the paintings of Gladys Mgudlandlu.

'Pumflet Gladiolus’ documents the conversation between Ilze Wollf and Kemang Wa Lehulere about the neighbourhoods Luyolo and Redhill. Luyolo was a black neighbourhood in Simonstown that was completely demolished in 1964. The majority of the residents of Luyolo were relocated to Gugulethu. From Redhill, the ruins of which can be seen today, residents were removed to Ocean View. During their research about Luyolo and Redhill, Wa Lehulere and Wollf look at the paintings of Gladys Mgudlandlu, an artist from Gugulethu and the writings of Gladys Thomas, a poet living in Ocean View, in an attempt to find visual and literary links between these sites of forced removal.

Ilze Wolff & Kemang Wa Lehulere share the 'Pumflet Gladiolus' at A4 and at the Adderley Street flower market, together with selections from the personal archive of Gladys Thomas, her poem ‘Fall Tomorrow' published in 1972, and the work ‘The Fall' by Gladys Mgudlandlu, together with Wa Lehulere's short film ‘Homeless Song' from 2017.


Ilze Wolff
Kemang Wa Lehulere

Special thanks:
Gladys Thomas
Alvin Castro
Lindsey Appolis
Warren Gray
Simonstown Museum
Sisters on Adderly
Nozuko Madokwe
Lulama Qupe
Bulumko Mbete

Francis Burger


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