Saturday Vibes at DIGIFEST 4
The fourth annual DigiFest, currently underway at various Durban University of Technology campuses ends this Saturday (November 11) with a creative line up of live performances .
DigiFest 4 celebrates the creative spirit through multimedia projects from disciplines such as visual and performing arts and promotes collaboration across art, science and technology.
On Saturday DUT Steve Biko Campus on the Berea becomes the focus with poetry and open mic sessions, a cross-platform theatrical piece entitled Duped, a Digital Design Battle closing the day with a great line-up of music by ByLwansta, Gaba, Rude Boyz, Moonchild, Sibot and Toyota and Sparks Bantwana.
Poets and hip hop artists that would like to take part in the poetry, open mic and hip-hop sessions can go online and register at digifest.dut.ac.za.
Duped by Ashwin Singh and directed by Debbie Lutge in collaboration with LCA Productions, 4 Room Entertainment, and Rite Studios, is an experimental multi-media experience, where realities converge and reconfigure through the medium of film, virtual reality, projections and live performance. The work is centered on satirical political expose, plus the remnants of entrenched South African stereotypes, and challenges whether democratic perceptions have shifted. These all conflate ensconced in space ships, military tactics, eyes in the sky, market espionage, androids and cyborgs. The piece takes place at the Courtyard at 6pm on Saturday.
A Digital Battle, which takes place at the DUT Art Gallery on Saturday from 5pm to 9pm, is a live head-to-head design tournament where participants flex their skills in front of an audience and compete for some great prizes. The competitors will engage in a battle of their choice including 2D design, animation, character design and video editing. Entries are now open and close on November 9. Interested designers can sign up on www.designbattles.co.za/durban.html
All Digifest events are free, except for Saturday, where entrance is free for students and R40 for the public. The full programme can be found on the website digifest.dut.ac.za.