Johannesburg based artists, Gyre and iindirhe, collaborate to create an interesting audio-visual project. What sits at the core of this project is the remake of Quarantine, a song off of Gyre’s debut album, Queernomics — a song that unapologetically celebrated queer bodies. Now re-imagined, the song explores much more as the concept has been shifted from a strictly queer focus to the exploration of the concept and act of self-actualization. The focus now is on the struggles that come with the process of self-actualization and how it carries commonalities which are encompassed in race, sexuality and class.
To fully unpack the meaning behind the track; the two artists created a visual diary, a short film and an event. The event is designed as a platform where they break the track down and also create a space where dialogue can happen with respected and esteemed voices such as Desire Marea (of FAKA) and Bev Ditsie.
The event is to held at the Drama For Life Emakhaya Theatre. Event starts at 18:00!