Diary of a Nanosatellite

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Liza Grobler

A HONORARY PROCESSION WITH WEATHER BALLOONS BY ARTISTS AND ENGINEERS IN KHAYELITSHA TO CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF AFRICA’S FIRST NANOSATELLITE INTO SPACE.

The procession formed part of ART WEEK CAPE TOWN (2013) on the

Wikipedia: Khayelitsha (pron.: / ˌ k aɪ. ə ˈ l iː tʃ ə /) is a partially informal township in Western Cape, South Africa, located on the Cape Flats in the City of Cape Town.

Participants: Liza Grobler Robert van Zyl Kilmany-Jo Liversage Sonya Rademeyer Swain Hoogervorst Martin Lund Marna Hattingh Mandisa Masina Vanessa Berlein Phumzile Nikilne Namhla Mbasa Stephan Berlein Pierre Fouché Werner Ungerer Lynette Bester Nolubabalu Kanku Zukiswa Mafanya Sibongile Skiet Nolufefe Kanti Namhla Mbasa Miranda Vinjwa Seth Harper Adrienne Van Eeden-Wharton Katherine Bull Stephen Cupido Motlokwe Maleka Ayokunle Ayeleso Cape Peninsula University of Technology French South African Institute of Technology Department of Science and Technology Art Week Cape Town

Photographers: Frans Smit Lindeka Qampi

Videography/editor: Jackie Ruth Murray

Liza Grobler (b. 1974) lives in Cape Town, South Africa. Through her artworks, she explores the tangible qualities of materials and the connections between people, artworks and the world around us. Her installations create dialogues with the spaces in which they are displayed. The viewer is encouraged to travel with her into an imaginary world where fact and fiction becomes one. In this world, everything is in flux and anything is possible. The objects, images and installations are constructed through collaboration, interaction and exchange. Gallery exhibitions, projects and interventions are integrated components that cross-reference one another. Grobler received a MAFA (cum laude) from Stellenbosch University in 1999. She has attended residencies in Norway, Finland, the United States, Switzerland, Belgium and France. Her work is included in numerous corporate and private collections, including the Francis Greenberger Collection (USA), Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgium) and Nando’s International (UK). To date, she has had eleven acclaimed solo exhibitions and initiated numerous site-specific and collaborative interventions in South Africa and abroad. Blindfolded Line, Dancing Through Time is currently on show at the Johannesburg Art Gallery.

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Leon

15 August at 08:19PM

Launch

Really interesting project!

Thea Baumann

01 September at 10:48PM

Launch

Great to see engineers and artists launching weather balloons for the launch of Africa's first nanosatellite into Space. I follow up with a Launch.

Brian Ritchie

15 September at 02:58AM

It's great to have a good news story out of Africa.

WSW

26 September at 02:49AM

Could ET interpret this as hostile?

WSW

26 September at 02:52AM

Liza have a look at Juan José Díaz Infante's work from Mexico- there are some great cross-overs.

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