Pan African Space Station hosts Pungwe Sound Trails with @machirirobert Thursday, 06 March from 6pm (SA time).
Robert Machiri, also known as Chi – short for Chimurenga – is a Zimbabwean multidisciplinary artist based in Johannesburg. Machiri’s work draws on discourses of de-colonization by connecting sound, music and image making through social-politics. His most notable project PUNGWE is an inter-disciplinary project circling African soundings with related contemporary arts discourses and spaces. This collaborative practice takes the shape of PUNGWE NIGHTS a participatory public platform hosting alternative music and sound performances. Machiri’s current artworks interrogate the dialectic between object and subject for access to inter-medial experiences of sound and vision.
Listen in at www.panafricanspacestation.org.za for sonic invocations from archives and cartography.
Also read Robert Machiri and Mike Mavura on the totems of Zimbabwe’s historical heavyweights and their impact in the world of sounds, published in Chronic, “The Invention of Zimbabwe”.