Video installation: s h i f t i n g s a n d s //\\ s a n d s s h i f t i n g, Darkroom Contemporary & Art Bureau Collective, Cape Town, 2021

 s h i f t i n g s a n d s //\\ s a n d s s h i f t i n g- April/May 2021- Cape Town

What: immersive video installation- video work drawing Artistic team: Louise Coetzer and Oscar O’Ryan of Darkroom Contemporary Where: Art Bureau Collective/Act of Brutal Curation in Woodstock, 48 Albert Road When: April 29 to May 15, 2021 Opening event: April 29 at 6pm Artist walkabouts: Lunchtime- Thursday May 6 at 12.30pm; Saturday May 8 at 11am Tickets: No charge- pitch up Info: e-mail or see

Louise Coetzer and Oscar O’Ryan of Darkroom Contemporary are wrapping up April, with the opening of an immersive video installation. The installation will be up until May 15, 2021. This is not simply a video installation- to “look at”- passively in a gallery. It is an experience. Viewers are invited to actively engage with the work, through “altered reality (XR) modes of ambisonics”. Info as supplied:

s h i f t i n g s a n d s //\\ s a n d s s h i f t i n g

A Video Installation by Louise Coetzer & Oscar O’Ryan

With Darkroom Contemporary

Darkroom Contemporary & Art Bureau Collective invites you to the opening night of an immersive video installation: s h i f t i n g s a n d s //\\ s a n d s s h i f t i n g

The installation will open at the Art Bureau Collective / Act of Brutal Curation in Woodstock on 29 April at 6pm, and is open to the public until 15 May 2021.

s h i f t i n g s a n d s //\\ s a n d s h i f t i n g is a video work drawing connection points between our frequently changing realities, the grasping for ritual in a search for familiarity, and a mirroring of time creeping onwards during this current collective moment of pause.

This walk through video installation invites viewers to experience dance through altered reality (XR) modes of ambisonics and an immersive viewing experience.

At the opening event, members of the public are invited to take in the exhibition and engage with the artistic team involved in the making of the video work. Following this, the exhibition remains open daily until 15 May. On 6 May at 12:30pm and 8 May at 11am Louise Coetzer & Oscar O’Ryan will lead group walkabouts and open discussion sessions about the work.

Darkroom Contemporary Dance Theatre is spearheaded by Louise Coetzer and Oscar O’Ryan. Coetzer, a dancer and choreographer, and O’Ryan, a photographer and filmmaker, bring together expertise from their respective fields to form a dynamic partnership. Together, they reimagine dance through its innovative approach to staging and presenting contemporary works.

s h i f t i n g s a n d s //\\ s a n d s h i f t i n g will be on exhibition at Art Bureau Collective at 48 Albert Road, Woodstock from 29 April until 15 May 2021. Walkabouts will take place on 6 & 8 May at 12:30pm and 11am respectively. For more information: E-mail or see

s h i f t i n g s a n d s //\\ s a n d s s h i f t i n g- project credits

Conceptualised, choreographed and directed: Louise Coetzer @louisecoetzer
Videography and edit: Oscar O’Ryan @oscaroryan
Performed by: Darkroom Contemporary @darkroomcontemporary
Dancers: Farnel Smart @fifi_von Tania Mteto @tania_mteto Bronwyn Craddock @broncraddock  and Emily Isted @emilykateisted
Music: Franco Prinsloo @francoprinsloo_composer
Second camera:  Duane Howard @duanehowardphotography
Camera assistants: Marcel Maassen @where_eye_drone and John Buttress @johnjamesbuttress
Hair and make-up: Kelly Taylor
Production assistant: Julio Jantjies    

This work is made possible through a grant from the National Lotteries Commission, with support from the National Arts Council and the Western Cape Government’s Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport. The creative team acknowledges the assistance from Location Gallery and Dance For All SA.

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