Friday, 10. June 2016

Dance/theatre performance by Gerald Machona and Pak Ndjamena on the theme of textiles, Romatex Home Textiles. Elsie’s River, Cape Town, 10 June 2016, 1pm – 2pm.

Crucial to Influx III by Gerald Machona & Pak Ndjamena is an attempt to disrupt the 55-minute hour scheme used by Cape Town garment factories, where an assembly line of seamstresses was governed by a clock that would run 55 minutes of production and 5 minutes of recess every hour. Rather than relying on a clock to keep time and the metronome beating, the two artists draw rhythm from a sewing machine to stitch together dance and installation.

See video documentation here (Youtube).