Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival by Wits University
Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival by Wits University. This event will be taking place over three weeks during August and September 2015 at the Tshimologong Innovation Hub in Braamfontein.
Africa needs innovation and the tremendous possibilities of digital will be the basis for an explosion of technological and artistic innovation. We are offering participants an excellent opportunity to learn, network and play again. The 2014 Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Festival was a great success and we are looking forward to another stimulating programme focused on digital innovation through the fusion of technology and creative arts.” Says Professor Christo Doherty, co-founder and Director of the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival
The programme of the festival is aimed at the youth, including musicians, dancers, choreographers, gamers, hackers, 3D makers, digital entrepreneurs, programmers, and artists. Promising to bring together the best in African, South African, and other international talent.
It’s the kind of festival that is suited to anyone looking for inspiring digital innovation.
“Previously we have had excellent talent exchanges with the Goethe-Institut; British Council; French Institute, and Pro Helvetia and this year we have many exciting events lined up.” Says Doherty
The opening event of the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will be held at the Alexander Theatre in Joburg, featuring a live audio visual laser performance titled ‘Lumiere II’ by Robert Henke.
Henke is an artist from Berlin who will be brought to South Africa with the support of the Goethe Institut. His expertise is in the fields of music, performance, and audio visual installation.
“I am very excited to come to South Africa. It will be my first time and I only have a vague idea what to expect. Lumière is about rhythm, about perception of time, about repetition and change. A lot of music, which is important to me, has been hugely influenced by African music. The American minimalists inspire me, and also there is a connection between some types of early techno music and African rhythms and instrumentations. Thus, bringing Lumière to South Africa is in a way closing a circle, and then hopefully turning it into a spiral that repeats and evolves.” says Henke
This one of a kind festival will be taking place from 21 August to 13 September in Braamfontein.
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