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Plett Arts Festival 2023

Plett ARTS Festival SPARK Land Art Route

The SPARK Land Art Route runs alongside Plett ARTS Festival from 29 Sept to 8 October 2023.

Land Art will be available to view during the process of being created on site, and when the works are complete. These art works will then make up the PAF 2023 Land Art Route and will be available for tours and public viewing.

The creative brief for this year is ‘SPARK’

Potential, Energy, Movement, Ignition, Momentum, Power…

All of the works that are created are ephemeral (temporary / lasting for a very short time) and are produced from materials that belong to their natural environment. Once this criteria is met, these pieces can be left to disintegrate and return to nature. If foreign materials are approved for use, the materials are removed within two days of the festival ending and cause zero impact to the natural environment.

This year’s participating artists include;

Mike Fisher, Andrée Bonthuys, Janet Botes, Zbys Kaczmarek, Cheryl Traub-Adler, Janet Ranson, Shayla Watson, Adri von Wielligh, Derek Saul, Martin Wolfhart, Auriol Hays & James van Minnen.

 

This year’s sites include;

 

Central Beach, Piesang river mouth, Hobie beach / The Wedge, Fisanthoek brewing & Tebelo Lighthouse.

 

Be sure to follow Daron Chatz Events for daily updates on who is working where throughout the festival.

 

Not to be missed;

 

Sculpting this Earth - Showing at The White House 7pm Thursday the 5th / purchase tickets here https://www.quicket.co.za/.../233328-land-art-film.../...

 

The timeless beauty of ephemeral artworks in nature over four seasons. sculptingthisearthfilm.com

 

Sculpting This Earth follows internationally acclaimed artist Strijdom van der Merwe over four consecutive seasons as he travels to remote locations in the southern African interior to make beautiful land art works in a striking range of spectacular natural settings.

 

Featuring 25 fleeting artworks, the film shows the artist at work in the landscape and sharing his thoughts as he finds his canvases in nature – in verdant valleys and forests, on the shore of a lagoon, in the vast expanses of the arid semi-desert. With stunning cinematography and an extraordinary soundtrack including 11 pieces of music composed for the film, Sculpting This Earth is meditative, powerful and moving.

 

Shot over more than a year, from December 2020 to April 2022, the new film from award-winning director Victor van Aswegen is the world’s first feature documentary about land art from the southern hemisphere. Sculpting This Earth premiered on 26 August 2022 and will be released internationally in 2023.

 

 

Fragile Nature Exhibition & Installation - Come to the opening reception from 16h30 on Friday the 6th

 

An exhibition that profiles the studio practices of our Land Artists who are currently working directly in the landscape.

The smaller scale artworks speak to the ephemeral aspects of Land Art .

 

The exhibition will be up from 1-7 October and we will have an opening reception from 16h30 on Friday the 6th.

The works are for sale and a percentage goes to People of Love.

 

Works on paper and installations by artists;

 

Janet Ranson 

Janet Botes

Adri von Wielligh

Andrée Bonthuys

Mike Fisher

 

Curator:

Cheryl Traub Adler

 

Looking forward to welcoming you at The Space Between.

 

Ancient Voices -

 

Various Land Artists creating works at Fisanthoek Brewing / Cloud 7 Fisanthoek Brewing / Cloud7  accompanied by a musical journey by James van Minnen.

 

This is a free event. Please bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful craft beer made on site. (There is currently no food for sale at the brewery)

 

Also see the premiere of “Ancient Voices” a 10 minute short film directed by Daron Chatz which explores the work of marine mammal researcher Alejandra Vargas as she captures underwater ocean animal sounds and collaborates with musicians James van Minnen and Vuyo Katsha to explore the relationship between these sounds with music.


This event takes place on:


Fri, 29 Sep - Sun, 08 Oct

07:00

Free


also see

Land Art

Sun, 01 Oct - Sat, 07 Oct Free

Fragile Nature

Wed, 04 Oct 15:00 Free

Ancient Voices. Land Art, Movie & Music on Cloud 7

Thu, 05 Oct 18:00 R150.00

Sculpting This Earth. A film screening.

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