Artist: Julia Drouhin | Poet and co-publisher: Thuthukani Ndlovu | Costume designer: Pontsho Disela | Producer: Kezia Gerber | Curator: Miné Kleynhans & Angela De Jesus | PAP producer: Adriaan Meyer | SITUATE producer: Emma Porteus | Technical producer: Phillipa Stafford | Authors : Nkhabu Armok, Felicia Atkinson, Lindiwe Bakaqa, Richie Cyngler, Selena De Carvalho, Rachel Edwards, Kay Da Word (Kananelo Khosi), Mbongeni Khumalo (Dominuis Litis), Arjan Kok, Raymond Letsitsa, Maanvrou – Lunar Lady (Elzette Boucher), Busisiwe Mahlangu, Hlengiwe Mbanjwa, Eyethu Mfazwe, Mohato (Moleboheng Morakabi), Reabetswebotle Mokone (IAMLimit), Tshepo Molefe, Ayanda Msweli, Thuthukani Ndlovu, Osiiiris (Thabo Happiness Masiza), Edith Perrenot, Toiwa Petronella (Nellah Nonkondlo Mtanenhlabathi), Bernadette Richards, Jubilee Rivombo, Nthabeleng Sekee, Louine Slater, Soil —, Supermaket Flowers (Lindokuhle Maphatwana), Bontle Tau, Th’Amare (Eric Ragoabe), Lerato Tsotetsi, Tumi “Wordshifter” (Itumeleng Makgoale), Vutivi (Baloyi Sharon), Xtreme Sanity (Mercy Dhliwayo) | Jewelers : Adelaide Mogweng, Anne-Marie Mashiara, Feigh-Feigh | Performers : Nduk’nhleh, Ditaba Kotsi, Adelaide Mogweng, Anne-Marie Mashiara, Feigh-Feigh, Osiiiris, Raymond Letsitsa, Kayn, Teddy, Lebo, Dewald Bux, Pontsho Disela.
JULIA DROUHIN is an Australian French artist and curator interested in the embodiment of invisible soundscapes that reveal friction in sociality. Her playgrounds reshape common mythologies that can shift our usual modes of transmission using field recordings and electromagnetic frequencies as well as textiles, edible and found objects. Her work had been presented in galleries, art centers and festivals in Europe, Hong Kong, Brazil, South Africa and Australia, as well as broadcast on terrestrial airwaves and online radios, completed by a Ph.D in aesthetics, sciences and technology about radiophonic psychogeography and the art of walking (University of Paris 8, France, 2011).
A.I.R. is the 2018 Signature project of the Programme for Innovation in Artform Development (PIAD), an Arts initiative by the University of the Free State and the Vrystaat Art Festival, generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Supported by Public Art Project (PAP), SITUATE Art in Festivals, Adelaide Tambo Public Library, Australia Council for the Arts. Broadcast by MED FM, CUT FM, Mosupatsela FM, Motheo FM