Sue Williamson and Nelisiwe Xaba take part in 2018 Live Art Festival in Cape Town

The Live Arts Festival, produced by the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), features Sue Williamson and Nelisiwe Xaba on its 2018 programme. Williamson’s installation One Hundred and Nineteen Deeds of Sale draws on the record of people enslaved in India and brought to the Cape Town Castle and Company Gardens in the 17th century, with the former slaves names inscribed on cotton working shirts and lengths of cloth sent from India. The work is installed at the Cape Town Castle, enacting the original journey Williamson’s installation memorializes Sue Williamson and Nelisiwe Xaba to take part in 2018 Live Art Festival in Cape Town. Following the festival, the garments will then make a return journey to India, where they will be washed and rehung in and old colonial building as part of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in December 2018. Bang Bang Wo, a performative lecture by Xaba which considers the concept of ‘help’ and questions how it instils power dynamics, is held at Hiddingh Campus (2 September).