The Project

PUNCTURE POINTS - Where energy meets the everyday is an interdisciplinary art project that explores the intersection of energy and everyday life at the Western Cape.

The concept behind Puncture Points was developed through a series of workshops with a wide range of cultural organizations and related businesses. A team and ethos was formed to ensure that the project had local relevance and resonance.

The Puncture Points project started with a research on 10 different distribution channels (Agriculture, Aviation, Construction, Commercial Industry, Informal Sector, Marine, Mining, Public Sector, Retail, Transport). The research was driven by the questions:

What is the relationship between energy and the everyday in the Western Cape?

And

What are the connection patterns and narratives between energy, people and society?

Based on the research, an open call for artworks, designs and art initiatives will be published, reaching out to the local and independent creative sector in the Western Cape.

The outcome of this project will be an exhibition that addresses the narratives where energy meets the everyday life. The exhibition will take place from March 12th until March 25th 2017 in the harbour of Cape Town. Q1 2017.

The Puncture Points project will provide a platform for local, independent artists, designers and art initiatives from various area’s in the Western Cape to show their work to a broad audience and connect to the local and international art as well as business society.

Project
Philosophy

The philosophy of PUNCTURE POINTS - Where energy meets the everyday comes from acupuncture or acu-points, which are the various locations on a human body on a line of energy (meridian), into which an acupuncture needle can be inserted to exact a benefit. Puncture Points then, traces energy flows and investigates how the nuanced relationship creates synergies between energy and the everyday. This energy is studied as a moment of transformation, mobility, performance, interaction, exchange and choreography.

Sponsors

This project is commissioned by Burgan Cape Terminals and supported by Gulfstream Energy.

The associated partners are African Centre for Cities, Transnet National Ports Authority, Thebe and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Burgan Cape Terminals is currently constructing a 118.000 m3 Diesel and Petrol storage terminal in the port of Cape Town. Interest emerged in developing an art project that would involve the art communities in the Western Cape. Cecile Wentges, an independent art practitioner from the Netherlands, was appointed to explore the best way in which to do this.

Team

Cecile Wentges,

 project manager


Khanyisile Mbongwa,

 curator


Rike Sitas,

 researcher (African Centre for Cities)


Tigere Mavura,

 researcher


Alicia Fortuin,

 research assistant


Ilze Wolff,

 researcher (Wolff Architects)


Angie Richardson,

 marketing and communication


Lisanne Kosters,

 communication (BCT)


Carlos Marzia,

 design & production


Noncedo Gxekwa,

 photographer


Masixole Feni,

 photographer

Selection Committee

Edgar Pieterse

 (Director African Centre for Cities)


Mbongeni N. Mtshali

 (Performance Artist and Educator at UCT)


Sizwe Mncwango

 (CEO Energy and Resources department, Thebe)


Jaap Koomen

 (Commercial Manager BCT)


Khanyisile Mbongwa

 (Curator)


Cecile Wentges

 (Project Manager)

Advisory Committee

Ukhona Mlandu

 (Performance artist, curator and art management)


Zubeida Zwavel

 (Sustainable Energy Consultant)


Bonnie Horbach

 (The Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cape Town)

  • The Project

    PUNCTURE POINTS - Where energy meets the everyday is an interdisciplinary art project that explores the intersection of energy and everyday life at the Western Cape.

    The concept behind Puncture Points was developed through a series of workshops with a wide range of cultural organizations and related businesses. A team and ethos was formed to ensure that the project had local relevance and resonance.

    The Puncture Points project started with a research on 10 different distribution channels (Agriculture, Aviation, Construction, Commercial Industry, Informal Sector, Marine, Mining, Public Sector, Retail, Transport). The research was driven by the questions:

    What is the relationship between energy and the everyday in the Western Cape?

    And

    What are the connection patterns and narratives between energy, people and society?

    Based on the research, an open call for artworks, designs and art initiatives will be published, reaching out to the local and independent creative sector in the Western Cape.

    The outcome of this project will be an exhibition that addresses the narratives where energy meets the everyday life. The exhibition will take place from March 12th until March 25th 2017 in the harbour of Cape Town. Q1 2017.

    The Puncture Points project will provide a platform for local, independent artists, designers and art initiatives from various area’s in the Western Cape to show their work to a broad audience and connect to the local and international art as well as business society.

    Project
    Philosophy

    The philosophy of PUNCTURE POINTS - Where energy meets the everyday comes from acupuncture or acu-points, which are the various locations on a human body on a line of energy (meridian), into which an acupuncture needle can be inserted to exact a benefit. Puncture Points then, traces energy flows and investigates how the nuanced relationship creates synergies between energy and the everyday. This energy is studied as a moment of transformation, mobility, performance, interaction, exchange and choreography.

    Sponsors

    This project is commissioned by Burgan Cape Terminals and supported by Gulfstream Energy.

    The associated partners are African Centre for Cities, Transnet National Ports Authority, Thebe and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

    Burgan Cape Terminals is currently constructing a 118.000 m3 Diesel and Petrol storage terminal in the port of Cape Town. Interest emerged in developing an art project that would involve the art communities in the Western Cape. Cecile Wentges, an independent art practitioner from the Netherlands, was appointed to explore the best way in which to do this.

    Team

    Cecile Wentges,

     project manager


    Khanyisile Mbongwa,

     curator


    Rike Sitas,

     researcher (African Centre for Cities)


    Tigere Mavura,

     researcher


    Alicia Fortuin,

     research assistant


    Ilze Wolff,

     researcher (Wolff Architects)


    Angie Richardson,

     marketing and communication


    Lisanne Kosters,

     communication (BCT)


    Carlos Marzia,

     design & production


    Noncedo Gxekwa,

     photographer


    Masixole Feni,

     photographer

    Selection Committee

    Edgar Pieterse

     (Director African Centre for Cities)


    Mbongeni N. Mtshali

     (Performance Artist and Educator at UCT)


    Sizwe Mncwango

     (CEO Energy and Resources department, Thebe)


    Jaap Koomen

     (Commercial Manager BCT)


    Khanyisile Mbongwa

     (Curator PUNCTURE POINTS)


    Cecile Wentges

     (Project Manager PUNCTURE POINTS)

    Advisory Committee

    Ukhona Mlandu

     (Performance artist, curator and art management)


    Zubeida Zwavel

     (Sustainable Energy Consultant)


    Bonnie Horbach

     (The Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cape Town)