Streaming Museum Founding Partner and Co-producer Marcus Neustetter and his collaborator Stephen Hobbs at The Trinity Session are based in the Johannesburg Maboneng Precinct (Place of Light) where varied multi media events are taking place. The Trinity Session is instrumental in the rejuvenation of the inner city of Johannesburg with public art projects, artists’ residencies and bringing the public together on regular occasions in open urban spaces and alternative architectural situations. Their local partnership extends to the City of Johannesburg Arts Culture and Heritage, The Johannesburg Development Agency and private developments such as the Maboneng Precinct.
Bjork in Times Square, a video that shows the experience of viewing Bjork’s Mutual Core video across 15 of the largest screens in Times Square, presented in collaboration with Times Square Arts, along with selections from Nordic Outbreak, were projected in various locations throughout the Maboneng Precinct on August 1, 2013, from 7 to 10pm. The event was produced by a partnership of The Trinity Session and The Maboneng Precinct.
Streaming Museum is collaborating with long-time partners, Marcus Neustetter and Stephen Hobbs, founders of The Trinity Session, and the creative community that is helping to regenerate the inner city economy and community of the Maboneng Precinct. mabonengprecinct.com Developer, Jonathan Liebmann tells the story at TEDx:
PREMISES GALLERY @JOHANNESBURG CIVIC THEATER
The Premises Gallery, Johannesburg Civic Theater, Johannesburg, South Africa, was among the venues on seven continents networked for the opening of Streaming Museum on January 29, 2008 along with Antarctic Jubany Scientific Base of Argentina; Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea; Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia; Birkbeck University of London, London, England; Piazza Duomo, Milan, Italy; Victory Park, Dallas, Texas, USA; Centro Municipal de Exposiciones Subte, Montevideo, Uruguay; as well as the virtual location – Ars Virtua Gallery and New Media Center in Second Life.
Marcus Neustetter, Co-founder of the arts production organization The Trinity Session, directed Streaming Museum’s inaugural exhibition in Johannesburg, which presented Good Morning Mr. Orwell by pioneer video artist Nam June Paik. This entertaining transcontinental musical extravaganza had been broadcast by satellite on January 1 of the Orwellian year 1984. It interweaves fine at and pop culture icons including Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel, Merce Cunningham, Salvador Dali, Philip Glass, John Cage, pop singers Sapho and The Thompson Twins, and many others. Paik’s ideas in the 1970s about the “information superhighway” and global connectivity forecast the Internet.
The Ubuntu Center – Ubuntu Education Fund, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Jacob Lief, Founder and President Malizole Gwaxula, Founder and Senior Advisor Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Patron of Ubuntu Education Fund
Ubuntu Education Fund works with over 40,000 children and families of the Eastern Cape Province to develop quality education and healthy communities in the new South Africa. Ubuntu is leveraging their nine years of continuous growth to propel their communities toward new horizons. As part of their commitment to addressing the needs of a growing population of vulnerable children, they are building The Ubuntu Center, a 20,000 Square foot environmentally-friendly, community education and health complex, set to open in 2010. Located on their grounds in Zwide Township, The Ubuntu Center will allow them to expand and better integrate all existing programs by providing centrally-located, free and accessible education and social services under one roof. ubuntufund.org/center
Clinton Global Initiative, April 2007: Former President Clinton spoke with Ubuntu case worker Fezeka Mzalazala, and Zethu Ngceza, a orphan whose family she is helping, about how Ubuntu is making it possible for families to survive and thrive: ubuntufund.org/news/archive/clinton
Help build The Ubuntu Centre which will also include programs and performances in the arts including artist-in-residence from around the world: ubuntufund.org/center/centrehelp
For information contact: ubuntufund.org/about/contact
New York: +01 646-827-1190; London +44-(0) 207 612-7610; Port Elizabeth +27 (0) 41 459 0627