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Softserve at the Castle of Good Hope with Ready D


29 January 2003 No Comment

YDESIRE is the 4th Softserve art event. It is a one-night only, inter-media art party featuring the cream of Capetonian creative talent. Set for Saturday 22nd February 2003 at the Castle of Good Hope, you can expect to see the venue transformed through performance, installation and other deliciously wild artistic collaborative hybrids.

YDESIRE takes its name from the generous sponsorship of The Young Designers Emporium, and the theme of the event being ‘desire.” Initiated by art group Public Eye and co-sponsored by Good Hope FM, YDESIRE seeks to draw new audiences to art and culture, and promote local talent and site-specific public events. The other two “main aims” of the project are to benefit 
Iziko in the acquisition of new works by young, contemporary South African artists and to create a bursary for previously disadvantaged people to study art.

YDESIRE will take over the entire Castle – from the moat to the dungeons, including 4 large indoor art galleries and three outdoor art spaces. Some of the 100 participating artists include: Dorothee Kreutzfelt, Jean Brundrit,Kevin Brand, Kathryn Smith, Christian Nerf, Doreen Southwood, Pete Eastman,The Odd Enjinears, Ed Young, Cobus van Bosch, students from CAP, as well as numerous South Africans artists living abroad. Collaborations between writers, engineers, hackers, opera singers and architects abound, in one of the most beautiful, culturally loaded and oldest buildings in Cape Town.

Artworks to look forward to include Margot Saffer’s “Six degrees of sexual separation” – a text map of the interpersonal connections of Cape Town; Lyndi Sales’s Victorian peep-show boxes; Chris Slack’s paintings of “Chicks with guns” and others too numerous or risque to mention…

YDESIRE is curated by James Webb and Kim Stern, both well-known young artists/curators in their own right, who have taken on the task of pulling off arguably one of the biggest one-night art parties in the country. The event starts at 6pm and the after-party will take place within the Castle grounds under the careful ministrations of Cape Town’s finest and most fabulous DJs including Ready D, Warrick Sony, real ROZZANO, David West, Good Hope FM’s Suga, Japanese noise artist – Wa, and Krushed & Sorted and their African Dope Crew.

Tickets are limited and are R50 (R60 at the door) – available from 1st February through Computicket.


(t) 021 – 797 8002

(f) 021 – 797 4543

(c) 083 2857571 (Kim Stern)

(c) 082 3713833 (James Webb)

57 Waterloo Road, Wynberg, 7700 (Parking in Wolfe Street)

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