Installation including mixed media on canvas, moving image, sound and performance, 2019
Performances, video editing and mixed media on canvas by: Annie Goliath
Narrator's Voice: Nkuli Hepburn Zikalala
Performance and Sound Design: Black Astronaut
Pandora, 2019
Moving Image Piece, 11 minutes, 45 seconds
In parts of this moving image piece the ghost of Pandora dances in the ruins of the palace of Knossos on the island of Crete, built by the ancient Minoan civilisation believed to be a historical example of a once, thriving partnership society. She reflects on the cultural historian Riane Eisler’s theory, which proposes that societies used to follow a primarily partnership model of civilisation but over time, this gave way to today’s largely dominator model of civilisation. The dominator model is based on the ranking of one gender over another relying on a top-down hierarchy that is extremely destructive while the partnership model is based on linking and equality. In Eisler’s view, the dominator/partnership dichotomy is not ideology-specific as both capitalism and communism can, and have, operated with dominator values. Pandora mourns the undervaluing of care towards human life and nature – pervasive in this unsustainable, dominator model. 
Hope, 2019
Detail of mixed media on canvas, 140 x 120 cm
Hope, 2019
Mixed media on canvas, 140 x 120 cm
Pandora's Box, 2019
Installation shot 1
Pandora's Box, 2019
Installation shot 2
Detail of In-between Boundaries, 2019
Mixed media on canvas​​​​​​​
Pandora, 2019
Four-part moving image piece and sound
Lightness of Being, 2019
Periodic Performance
The words that Pandora sings are derived from collaging together snippets of several reported near-death experiences from historical and present-day sources that traverse different cultures, age groups and continents. Combining influences taken from the rich history of drone, jazz and experimental music; she attempts to echo these collective memories from an otherworldly realm reportedly existing in-between or beyond linear time and the materialist view of consciousness. 
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