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PUNCTURE POINTS – Where energy meets the everyday is an interdisciplinary art project that explores the intersection of energy and everyday life at the Western Cape.

PUNCTURE POINTS is commissioned by Burgan Cape Terminals, which constructed a 118.000 m3 Diesel and Petrol storage terminal in the port of Cape Town. Interest emerged in developing an art project that would involve the art communities in the Western Cape. Mullens - Wentges transformed BCT’s request for an artwork on the storage facility into a socially sensitive project, which involved collaboration with local artists of different backgrounds and created awareness of the relationship between energy and everyday life in the Western Cape

The project started with research on 10 different distribution channels of energy. Together with Khanyisile Mbongwa (independent curator and award winning artist and sociologist) an open call for artworks was published, reaching out to the local and independent creative sector in the Western Cape. The outcome of this project was an exhibition that addressed the narratives where energy meets the everyday life. This exhibition took place in the harbor of Cape Town during the opening of the Burgan Cape Terminals in 2017.

This project is commissioned by Burgan Cape Terminals, VTTI and supported by Gulfstream Energy. The associated partners are African Centre for Cities, Transnet National Ports Authority, Thebe and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

 

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PARTICIPANTS
The following artists participated:

 

Bongani Njalo

Brett Gendall
Conor Ralphs

Faatimah Mohamed-Luke

Francios Knoetze & Lesiba Mabitsela
Jarrad Ricketts
Joce Engelbrecht
Lambi Chibambo

Louise Coetzer

Meghna Singh
Nawaaz Saldulker
Nomusa Mtshali
Oscar O'Rya
Sanele Moya
Zika Crowned

ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Ukhona Mlandu performance artist, curator and art management, Zubeida Zwavel sustainable Energy Consultant, Bonnie Horbach the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cape Town

SELECTION COMMITTEE
Edgar Pieterse director (African Centre for Cities), Mbongeni N. Mtshali performance artist and educator (UCT), Sizwe Mncwango CEO energy and resources department (Thebe), Jaap Koomen commercial manager (BCT), Khanyisile Mbongwa curator (Puncture Points), Cecile Mullens - Wentges project manager (Puncture Points)

PROJECT TEAM
Cecile Mullens - Wentges project manager, Khanyisile Mbongwa independent curator, Rike Sitas researcher (African Centre for Cities), Tigere Mavura researcher, Alicia Fortuin research assistant, Ilze Wolff architect/ mapper (Wolff Architects), Didintle Ntsie communication, Lisanne Kosters communication (BCT), Carlos Marzia graphic design & production, Noncedo Gxekwa photographer, Lerato Maduna documentation and video, Masixole Feni photographer

PRESS

• Creative Feel, 2017 – Puncture Points – Where Energy Meets the Everyday

 

 

OPENING

PUNCTURE POINTS

photo Noncedo Charmaine

Bongani Njalo

The Undoing of Soga

photo Noncedo Charmaine

Nomusa Mtshali

Pave the Way

studio visit

photo Noncedo Charmaine

Lesiba Mabitsela & Francois Knoetze

7 of 9

studio visit

photo Noncedo Charmaine

Student visit

PUNCTURE POINTS

photo Noncedo Charmaine

Louise Coetzer

Suspend

studio visit

photo Noncedo Charmaine

Student visit

PUNCTURE POINTS

photo Noncedo Charmaine

Opening

Puncture Points

photo Noncedo Charmaine

Sanele Moya

Ordinary Everyday

studio visit

photo Noncedo Charmaine

Opening

Puncture Points

photo Noncedo Charmaine

Opening

Puncture Points

photo Noncedo Charmaine

OPENING

PUNCTURE POINTS

photo Noncedo Charmaine

OPENING

PUNCTURE POINTS

photo Noncedo Charmaine

Carlos Marzia

graphic design

Photo Masixole Feni

flyer

Carlos Marzia

graphic design

Photo Masixole Feni

flyer

Research fase

PUNCTURE POINTS

photo Masixole Feni

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PUNCTURE POINTS

2017, Cape Town, SA

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