AfrikaBurn brings artwork to South African desert | Touch Latest Local,World,Tech,Entertainment,Health,Sport News
19 September 2017 00:00:00 AM Breaking News

• GENERAL

AfrikaBurn brings artwork to South African desert

A temporary city of art has been created in the desert of South Africa during the annual AfrikaBurn event in the Tankwa Karoo in the Northern Cape.

Launched in 2007, AfrikaBurn is a regional creative project featuring construction of temporary artworks, theme camps and mutant vehicles in the desert. Some of the works are burned towards the end of the event. Elaborate costumes, music and performance are also shown during the event.

This year’s event started on April 24 and will end on Sunday.

“This is AfrikaBurn 2017. This year there are 13,000 people at the event, and it is a very big experiment in creativity and community,” said Travis Lyle, director of AfrikaBurn.

Agust Helgason, a Sweden designer, brought an art installation in the shape of giant baobab tree to the event. He said the work is a combination of both Scandinavian andAfrican arts.

“We’ve prepared for the whole year. And for two months we’ve been building the Giant Baobab Tree. And essentially it’s an investigation of the Scandinavian culture and theAfrican culture, taking the tree of life from the Nordic countries and the tree of life fromAfrica, and combining them into one modern tree,” said Helgason.

Krishnee Governor, an enthusiast of vehicles, decorated her mutant vehicle into a pangolin, using paper to mimic scales on its surface.

“The people didn’t even know that the pangolin is the most trafficked animal. So I wanted to do something to kind of bring that into focus a little. And so that’s why I picked this animal and it proved to be quite a challenge, obviously, because the pangolin is covered with scales, and to get all the scales on and to design the structure was quite tricky,” said Governor.

AfrikaBurn has become the biggest art festival inAfrica, drawing a large number of artists, musicians, vehicle enthusiasts and tourists to the desert in South Africa each year.

Recommended

Loading...

Related Posts

More than half of dismissed Maryland Uber drivers were rejected for driving records, criminal history

More than half the ride-hail drivers dismissed in Maryland since December

Read More

Cleveland Clinic - See How Design Influences Patient Care in Interactive Washington Post Tour of New Cancer Center

An interactive media experience with Washington Post shows how the n

Read More

Advertise With Us

Grow Your Business with Touch MediaToday’s Touch media economy, market and com

Read More

Randy lover ends up in hospital and ‘in agony’ after girlfriend traps his manhood with red-hot hair straighteners

RANDY Dan Dunn really was burning with desire – when his girlfriend acccidenta

Read More

Ondo police embark on massive raids on criminal hideouts

The police in Ondo state have begun twenty-four hours surveillance in areas iden

Read More

Food Security: Lagos State Government To Upscale Imota Rice Milling Plant

As part of plans to ensure food self-sufficiency, especially through rice prod

Read More

Ondo residents call for regular raids of abandoned buildings to curb crimes

Residents of Akure, Ondo State capital want the state government to apply strate

Read More

Ariana Grande Pens Powerful Essay After Manchester Attack We Will Not Quit or Operate in Fear

heart may be broken following the devastating Manchester attack during her conce

Read More

First pic of man, 35, murdered by car thieves outside his own home as he tried to stop them taking his Audi

A former naval officer has been run down and murdered by thieves stealing his ca

Read More

FG to implement policy for community policing

The Federal Government has stated that it intends to set up policy for the estab

Read More

Also Read

Facts About DSS Recruitment – Presidency

In an organization that is very sensitive and an important one for national cohe

Read More

Why you should value your relationship

In life, there are various building blocks to help you get to where you want to.

Read More

Why You Should Buy The Apple Watch Edition Before The Tesla Solar Roof

Why Tesla's Solar Roof Is A Bad BuyIt's a Roof! It's a Solar Panel! It's a Luxur

Read More

Victoria Secret's Shanghai show includes six Chinese models

(CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will

Read More

Fasting could help treat most common childhood leukemia

Intermittent fasting may help combat the most common type of childhood leukemia

Read More

British and Irish Lions beaten 23-22 by Highlanders in Dunedin

Highlanders v British and Irish LionsHighlanders (10) 23Tries: Naholo, Coltman C

Read More

New Video: Genevieve Mpangala – Nana

Miss Tanazania 2010, Genevieve Mpangala debuts with a visual for ‘Nana’. G

Read More

Herdsmen attack: Ondo non indigenes protest against death of farmer

Hundreds of non indigenes residing in communities along Igbatoro in Akure North

Read More

Police break up WhatsApp network sharing child sex abuse images

Police have arrested 39 people in an international operation against a major net

Read More