On 15 March 2012, The Trinity Session previewed its REVIEW Exhibition inside the factory building at 281 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg. The Trinity Session’s two founding members, Stephen Hobbs and Marcus Neustetter, are celebrating ten years of collaboration by displaying videos, photography, mind maps and artifacts from a dense archive of research on large projection surfaces.
Despite rainy weather there was a large turnout, as guests arrived to witness the result of a powerful artistic partnership in Hobbs/Neustetter, and the revelation of diverse conceptual and practical processes. The venue, soon to be branded Museum of African Design (MOAD) – a bold addition to the Maboneng Precinct – served as an experimental canvas for video projections and light installations, complementing the first phase of the creative outdoor and orientational lighting of the Precinct designed by Hobbs/Neustetter.
“We were overwhelmed by the strong support and positive reactions from colleagues and friends,” says Hobbs. “The evening was undoubtedly a great success!”
Installations and interventions featured in the exhibition include: The Borderless Intervention, where goats were herded from Alexandra Township into Sandton Central as part of an experimental intervention that looked at questions of xenophobia, border-crossing and contextual value systems; Martinique, where drawings of the town as it was before the volcano eruption were projected onto clouds of smoke at the town’s former theatre; and Entracte, a post-performance film recorded during the AFROPIXEL Festival in Dakar.
“It’s about time that we had a chance to show people what we really do, and we’re very pleased with the response so far,” says Neustetter.
The REVIEW Exhibition has been so popular that the run has been extended by way of a select number of walkabouts with the artists. For more information please contact The Trinity Session on az.oc.riano@eciffo. The exhibition is free to the public and will be open from 19h00 – 22h00 daily until Sunday 25 March.