‘Eland & Benko’ 2015 Veldfire ‘performance’ at NIROX sculpture park


Visual artist Hannelie Coetzee and scientist Sally Archibald invite you to a ‘context responsive’ art and science veldfire PERFORMANCE. The basic concept is that teams from Working on Fire will burn the image as a ‘performance’ at sunset adding to the intrigue of the afternoon/evening in the highveld. 

Hannelie’s practice explores humans’ relationships with nature and how it evolves for the younger generation. She will document and interpret this process and the changes that occur. The relation between land, fire, antelope and the audience will be captured on film in collaboration with Reney Warrington. It all sounds a bit artsy but there’s a message attached to it all – this research tests whether small management fires can create more diverse, more productive grassland communities by altering how antelope use the landscape. Wits MSc student Felix Skhosana will monitor antelope usage of the burnt veld. Kirchhoff Professional Surveyors plotted the 5Ha image with 1500 gps points.​​

Nirox sculpture park
Weather dependent 11 April 2015
if it rains the event will move to Sunday 12 April 2015
Saturday 15h30 for 16h00 – 20h00

Entrance fee    R250pp
Limited tickets available
Includes a night game drive
Optional print R1000ea

More information will be available once booking is confirmed

Integral to the experience of this collaboration is an hour long (5 km) hike through Nirox sculpture park and reserve which will pass some world famous artworks, and allow for time for you to experience the beauty of the highveld grassland.

RSVP by 8 April 2015   hannelie@hanneliecoetzee.com

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