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9–17 november

CUSS GROUP

Presenteras av Svilova/NSFW

 

ÖPPET

9–17 november 2019

Vernissage 9- nov kl 14–16

Öppet tis-sön kl 12–15

 

Fri entré

 

 

 

Svilova/NSFW presenterar en utställning av Sydafrikanska CUSS Group som är på besök i Sverige.

 

The work is a collaboration with local filmmaker ​Vukani Ndebele​. Ndebele is an autodidact whose work falls outside of a commercially supported arts network within South Africa. He has been self-initiating and funding his productions since he began making work. Ndebele has produced a number of body-horror features, most notably ‘Thomas - Return of Satanism.’

 

In ‘StreetKid’ Ndebele and CUSS weave together a domestic horror, set in the community of Inanda, Durban. The film hinges on the home space being invaded by a malignant and destructive character set on destroying the family order. However, rather than forcing its way in, the child/demon is invited in as a result of a recent traumatic rupture experienced by a woman and her husband. The social subtext is about the violence and chaos of South African society and how no-one is safe from the effects of crime and social dysfunction. The film takes this inherent fear that something catastrophic can happen at any time and makes pop culture mythology out of it.

 

CUSS GROUP’s activities span the founding of a web television initiative, online publications, digital art and curatorial projects at their HQ in Johannesburg. The collective responds to commercial, cultural and technological super-hybridity through a filter of urban trends, material artefacts and youth culture in contemporary post-postcolonial South Africa. In a number of events, including their ongoing series of curated platforms, “Video Party” (2013-14), they have used non-traditional spaces such as shops to insert art into the everyday and democratize its audiences. For CUSS GROUP, who are attuned to digital developments in a globalized contemporaneity, the exclusionary constructs are the legacy of political and colonial histories in the post-geographical realm of bots and trolls – as well as in art-world formats and institutions.

 

CUSS GROUP is a multi-skilled artist collective comprising Animation, Fashion, Fine Art and Politics graduates. Recently, CUSS GROUP participated in the 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, 2016. They created a three-episode series titled “Fully Automated Luxury Influencer” to the first season of “Genre-Nonconforming: The DIS Edutainment Network”, which aired throughout 2018. Prior to these shows the group exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw’s “Art After the Internet” (2014) and the City of Paris Museum of Modern Art’s “Co-Workers” (2015).

 

With support from Gothenburg City Council Cultural Board

 

9–17 november 2019

Vernissage 9- nov kl 14–16

Öppet tis-sön kl 12–15

Fri entré

 

 

 

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