FOTW | SELF CARE as Self-Preservation, Armor and Collective Emancipation in the Spatial Industry

FOTW | SELF CARE as Self-Preservation, Armor and Collective Emancipation in the Spatial Industry

Written by Khensani de Klerk | Feature visual by Khensani de Klerk adapted from Solange’s Don’t Touch My Hair music video – “I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself […]

FOTW | Koda®K (too dark), on Colourism and (un)captured Space

FOTW | Koda®K (too dark), on Colourism and (un)captured Space

Written by Khensani de Klerk | Feature visual by Larah Fisher – *Shirley cards, named after a former Kodak studio model, were images used as the standard for colour calibration in photo labs all over the world. To colour match “Shirley’s” skin tone was to achieve a “normal” colour balance, a setting that was applied to everyone’s film, […]

FOTW| On terror and beauty Part 2: ‘SOCIAL LIFE AS SCIENCE FICTION’

FOTW| On terror and beauty Part 2: ‘SOCIAL LIFE AS SCIENCE FICTION’

Written by Ndjha Ka | Feature visual by Wu Tsang, Girl Talk, 2015 – Preface ‘Anybody who thinks that they can understand how terrible the terror has been, without understanding how beautiful the beauty has been against the grain of the terror, is wrong.’  -Fred Moten (2014), The Black Outdoors This fruit of the week features […]

FOTW | Part 1. On beauty and terror: The Black Outdoors

FOTW | Part 1. On beauty and terror: The Black Outdoors

Written by Ndjha Ka | Feature visual by Larah Fisher incorporated by Fred Moten’s “Blackness and Nonperformance” MoMA. ‘Anybody who thinks that they can understand how terrible the terror has been, without understanding how beautiful the beauty has been against the grain of the terror, is wrong.’  -Fred Moten (2014), The Black Outdoors This fruit […]

FOTW | Everything is Everything: on interconnectedness

FOTW | Everything is Everything: on interconnectedness

Written by Lehlohonolo Ndlovu and Neo Twala | Feature visual by Larah Fisher This week’s Fruit of the week is personal to us, and was triggered by experiencing the lyrical dialogue that we had with Lauren Hill’s Everything is Everything song. Today we share our personal experiences that we hope to relate to the public, […]

‘Moving through places, space and time’

‘Moving through places, space and time’

Written by Ndjha Ka  |Feature image by Zara Julius This fruit of the week features two black queer womxn; as Djs they are interested in, and working on, using music as a political tool. This, while rooting the experience of the music in the feel and language that reveals itself when music is given space […]