Karoo Disclosure is a multimedia, collaborative art project that focuses on the effects of shale gas exploration (fracking) on land, people and the environment, specific to the Karoo, a semi-desert region of South Africa. The Karoo Disclosure collaborators include artists working in performance, photography, costume, sound, video, installation and sculpture. This inter-disciplinary project explores notions of heritage and culture in the context of external economic and political drivers that threaten to change the landscape and the lives of the Karoo communities in unimaginable and irreversible ways.
This work was first shown at the Iziko South African Museum along side a conference and educational workshops organised by the artists on the topic of fracking. The video was also screened at the first That Art Fair in Woodstock, Museum Night and The Prince Albert Film Festival. The work was then shown at the Oliewenhuis Museum in Bloemfontein with a special musical performace and workshop. In both museum exhibitions we collaborated with the curators of the museum collections to include Karoo specimens, fossils into the installations.
Collaborating Artists: Deborah Weber, Damien Schumann, Elgin Rust, Hendrik Dudumashe, Gina Waldman, Jeannette Unite, Margaret Stone, Maxim Starcke, Michelle Liao, Lisa Bauer, Tom Glenn, Peet van Heerden, Paula Kingwill.