‘Dual Unity: Made in the Image of Dog’ is a post-disciplinary performance-lecture interrogating the notion of being as constituted of a unified binary, where you cannot have one without the other. Featuring Hypocrite, a jester-like character with a proclivity for overdoing things, and world renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Hilton Schilder, it speaks to the notion of ‘God the Mother’ and ‘God the Father’ as co-creators in the process of reality. Conveying an incommunicable argument, the performers engage in a free, feeling-driven creative dialogue. It all begins with a primordial doggy growl.
This intervention forms part of a larger series of performance-lectures entitled ‘Hypocrisy Sessions’. The series seeks to bring to life the core philosophical principles underpinning ‘Changing same: An ontology of spirit’, an ongoing research engagement concerned with the a nature of reality. The previous three performances, all of which took the form of online radio broadcasts at Other Radio, include the following:
- Hypocrite at Other Radio (1/12/2021)
- Jeen-yus, deleted scenes (17/03/2022)
- Hypocrisy Come Alive! (27/04/2022)
More information about the project can be found here.
Malik Ntone Edjabe is a performer, researcher, cultural organizer and multimedia producer-director based in Cape Town, South Africa. Since 2014, he has, predominantly under the banner of This Thing Is Plural, curated various projects, events and interventions dedicated to new imaginative and intellectual territory. In 2016, he founded AstroClutterFilms, a multimedia production studio for critical dialogue, storytelling and cultural output more generally of and about the African continent. Through his work with People’s Education (2015 – present), Matsang (2016 - 2019) and Feelings Radio Project (2020 – present), and more recently under the pseudonym Hypcorite, Malik’s practice has centred on the use of an improvisational methodology called ‘Freespace’.
Cape Town born composer, multi-instrumentalist and raconteur Hilton Schilder is always producing something new. His mastery of 16 indigenous and conventional instruments is renowned. Hilton has undoubtedly helped to mould the sound of what is now known as Cape Jazz. This globally recognized treasure has collaborated with almost every legendary international South African musician. Hilton has also featured on more than 40 Jazz, Rock, Punk, Goema, World Music and Classical albums.