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THIS SONG IS FOR...

In her new serial performance project, 'This song is for…' , Gabrielle Goliath and collaborating DJs, bands, choirs and ensembles, return to and re-perform the popular convention of the dedication track. A durational, sonic rupture presents an opportunity for audiences to affectively inhabit a contested space of traumatic recall: one in which the desubjectifying violence of rape, and its psychic afterlives becomes painfully entangled with personal and political claims to life, dignity, hope, faith, even joy.


Inaugural performance: THIS SONG IS FOR... / NONDUMISO MSIMANGA, 13 April 2018, Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg