A provocative, site-specific, public art intervention that resonates with and challenges people to connect with each other and the City, through art.
Infecting The City (ITC) is an annual avant-garde public art festival, conceived to deliver provocative and novel site-specific performance art. It has been planned and executed with the specific intention of being sited and staged in the public domain, and is free and accessible to the public.
Infecting The City provides an exceptional opportunity to bring high quality, thought-provoking art, music, dance and performance out of theatres and galleries and into the streets and public areas of Cape Town’s Central Business District (CBD).
Compiled of a mixture of new, commissioned, and invited works, each year the Festival programme challenges audiences, breaches boundaries, shifts perspectives and helps to make sense of the public spaces we occupy.
The Festival is a significant event both for the performing arts in South Africa and for Cape Town as a creative, iconic city. Audiences are asked to discover the hidden spaces and unexpected perspectives of the City, and to reconnect through the use of public spaces in their city.
The sixth edition of ITC will take to the streets and public spaces of Cape Town in the first week of March 2013. For this edition, artists have been asked to explore concepts that surround public space in an urban environment. Celebrated local and international artists will create artworks that unwrap and unlock communal spaces and encourage audiences to see, hear and smell the extraordinary by taking a fresh look at their City, its citizens, and themselves in radically different ways.
For more information about the upcoming 2013 Festival, the Infecting The City project, and to access footage and the archive of the Festival performances visit: www.infectingthecity.com