Extracts from the Underground

Philip’s latest project, Extracts from the Underground, is currently running at Wits Arts Museum (WAM), from June 5 to 26. Opening hours are from Wednesdays to Sundays 10am to 4pm.

Extracts from the Underground is an original South African sound and visual installation which tries to personalise the human experience within the anonymity of the industrial mining sector.

The sound and pictures will be pumped into the streets and people passing WAM will hear the sounds of Miller’s constant collaborator Bham Ntabeni, the vocalist and musician and see the videos of the brilliant Catherine Meyburgh as they’re projected on to the glass windows and walls of the museum. Nearly two years on from the strikes at Marikana’s Lonmin Platinum Mine, South Africans are still trying to process and understand the killing of 34 miners by armed police. The scenes broadcast throughout the mass media bring the horrors of a seemingly concluded past into an increasingly troubled present

To read more about the installation, visit this iol article: “A musical journey down the mineshafts”.

You can see the succeeded project pitch on the ISPA (International  Society for the Performing Arts) website.

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