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DBL: Exhibition Histories

Chapunga - The day Rhodes fell

The character Sethembile Msezane is portraying depicts the statue of the Zimbabwe bird that was wrongfully appropriated from Great Zimbabwe by the British colonialist Cecil Rhodes. 

One of the main reasons birds sing, is to negotiate territorial boundaries. Drawing on Msezane's performance, which reclaimed the space occupied by the statue of Rhodes, this exercise will entail drawing up a manifesto of transformative changes the group would like to see occur at UCT over the next three years. 

The next and final part of this exercise will entail converting the pitch and tempo of this voice recording, in order for it to become birdsong. To do this, you will need to download Up Tempo application from the Google Play store, upload your recording, and manipulate the pitch and tempo. 

Chorus of manifestoes