Digital Arts Festival gives students centre stage.


Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Digital Arts Festival (DigiFest) gives students a platform to present their works through live art activations, exhibitions, innovations, panel discussions, workshops, music, theatre, comedy, dance, food and more this year.

The fourth instalment of the festival will run from the 6 to 11 of November 2017, which is an extension from the previous years so as to give art and food lovers more content and give a chance to as many exhibitors as possible.

Students and professionals will be working under the theme GLITCH this year.

Digifest Manager, Steve Jones said the big difference this year is the festival will be hosted at more than one venue which used to be City Campus, other campuses as well as some off-site venues will be used for variety. In regards to the theme, Jones said it speaks to the concept of disruption and subversion of formats, spaces, places, and technologies.

“This can be widely interpreted, but mainly seeks to engage, contest, celebrate and question the idea of malfunctions, technical mishaps and imperfections in systems,” said Jones

Creative multimedia projects across disciplines such as visual and performing arts, applied sciences, health sciences, engineering and information technology, will be part of the catalogue.
“The open call has allowed for any students with creative and innovative ideas to come forward to present works,” said Jones.

 

By: Naledi Sikhakhane

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