Qondiswa James (Cape Town)

entrance € 7,00 | reduced € 5,00

Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst | Auditorium

04.11. 18:00 – 19:00

05.11. 17:00 – 18:00

06.11. 17:00 – 18:00

Introduction with Katharina Fink before the performance on 6.11.

In English and isiXhosa

  • Rollstuhlgerecht
  • Alternative Sitz- und Liegemöglichkeiten

In XOBULA INXEBA | PEEL BACK THE WOUND the artist Qondiswa James investigates the work of a vendor stand as a temporary autonomous zone where dangerous ideas can be explored publicly through storytelling. XOBULA INEXBA is about a rural couple and an instance of violence that turns everything upside down. This production looks at precarity of rural workers (specifically informal traders, or street vendors) and migrant workers (in this case a long-distance truck driver) in the Region of Eastern Cape to place the class aspirations of a particular family in the context of post-TRC South Africa.


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Text | Performance Qondiswa James Live sound composition Asher Gamedze

The theatre-maker, performance artist, writer and activist Qondiswa James lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. She is currently studying her Masters in Live Art, Interdisciplinary and Public Art at the Institute of Creative Arts. Her work engages the socio-political imagination towards mobilising transgression. She has directed theatre works including A FAINT PATCH OF LIGHT (nominated for Best New Director and Best Actor, Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards 2019 and winner of a 2019 Standard Bank Ovation Award). In November 2019 she participated in Infecting the City Public Art Festival with her intervention JAILBED. In 2020 she staged A HOWL IN MAKHANDA for Cape Town School’s Festival and NDINXANIWE at the National Arts Festival 2021. She was a curator of the Malibongwe Women in Theatre Festival (2020). Her onscreen appearances include HIGH FANTASY and LETTERS FROM THE CONTINENT. She is currently working as a curator on the online stop-GBV+F campaign, BODY OF EVIDENCE. 

Realization in collaboration with the Staatliche Museum Ägyptischer Kunst München