Zara Julius is a multidisciplinary social practice artist, and vinyl selector based in Johannesburg, South Africa. With a background in anthropology, religious studies and photography, her work is concerned with the relationship between aesthetics and freedom. Working with sound, video, performance and object-based installation, Zara’s practice involves the collection, selection, and creation of archives through extensive research projects. Concerned with the ethics of representation, Zara’s use of co-productive methodologies help ensure her subject areas are triangulated. The bulk of Zara’s projects have focused on mapping the sonic and spiritual mobilities of religious rapture and rupture with congregants of syncretic religions, and on (post)apartheid narratives around race and place as they pertain to intimate archiving practices.

Rapture as Marronage: sonic vignettes and south-south technological interventions

Johannesburg

Zara Julius

14:45 - 15:15

© 2020. GSA Unit 18. Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg

Screen Shot 2019-01-17 at 9.17.10 PM_R.j