New Imaginaries | Johannesburg 2012

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Johannesburg is a city consisting of islands. Its inhabitants move from island to island, using taxis, private cars, busses, trains, some walk. But only few of these islands are truly public. Usually they are private of semi-public spaces. Often there’s a large gap between intention/ambition/pretention and reality. But what is with the space in between these islands. Free space.

New Imaginaries wants to work in these free spaces. It wants to explore them by artistic means and it wants to invite the public to rethink public space.

From April to November 2012, the three distinct festivals Shoe Shop, A MAZE and Spines approached public spaces anew, offered fresh perspectives and connected people in different spaces in new ways.

Video by Dean Hutton