A link to a DANC poster led me to tons more images and their originator, the Xcollectiv. I’ve no idea who they truly are but i love their initiative that challenges the ridiculous status quo that ensures the battle between the ANC and the DA, between wrong and…well…wrong.
The Xcollectiv describe themselves as “a collaborative creative dialogue between visual-artists, writers, filmmakers, performers and the public.
In an age where the function of art as a statement and act of resistance is arguably more necessary than ever before, the role of the artist as activist and revolutionary is of vital importance if we are to retain any hope of significant social change.
The Xcollektiv is a creative incubator for collaborative multi-disciplinary projects by visual-artists, writers, filmmakers and performers who are exploring issues of dispossession, trauma, memory and resistance through their work.
Our aim is to facilitate and initiate projects that pose questions and draws attention to issues and to connect with ordinary lives through public creative processes.
Our intention is to weave an ‘in-cooperative’ expression that will be comprised of and will infiltrate different media spaces: to reach neglected audiences, and build community and agency around issues of individual and collective importance.
The Xcollektiv’s processes are exploratory, (R)-evolutionary, multi-and-inter-disciplinary; and informed by a fomenting creative multilogue.
The Xcollektiv aims to promote the joint ownership of the humanness of community through its participatory creative expression.”
Change does not come by complacency. Change is revolutionary. It requires questioning resistance. It requires writers, interpretive dancers, philosophers and graphic and graffiti artists. It requires self-thought.
And, in the moment, since i’ve expressed a similar view on Knysna Keep, i particularly appreciate the Xcollektiv’s understanding that there’s less difference between the ANC and DA every day because neither is listening to the will of the People…and, in case you’ve forgotten, the “People” are you and me. Thus, you are introduced to the concept of Helen Zuma and Jacob Zille…and the DANC.
PS: Thanks to Marylou for pointing me to that first poster!