WALK: SOUTH AFRICA

stark, deeply moving and absolutely vital 

 – Cape Times

 

The focus of Walk: South Africa is very much on the six women performers and considering the unavoidable, physical fact of their bodies – a fact which we understand rape culture to seek to obfuscate or erase.

Walk: South Africa is a performance piece created by a group of artists based in Cape Town in response to iconic Indian performance artist Maya Rao’s The Walk. Rao crafted The Walk as a response to the murder of Jyoti Pandey, who was repeatedly raped and bludgeoned with an iron rod by six men on a bus in Delhi in December 2012. Walk: South Africa was created in early 2013, as a response to the gang-rape and murder of Anene Booysen.

Produced by The Mothertongue Project
Co-curated by Sara Matchett and Genna Gardini
Co-created and performed with Nicole Fortuin, Rosa Postlethwaite, Koleka Putuma, Nina Callaghan and Siphumeze Kundayi.