A Pop-up Shebeen Hosting ‘All Hail The Honey’ At Fak’ugesi
This series of photo stories offer a refreshing perspective on femininity, specifically in an African context. Each chapter is conceptualised and styled by Rendani Nemakhavhani and captured by photographer Kgomotso Neto Tleane. The protagonist in the series, called Honey, is based on an expression of Rendani’s alter ego. Honey is a multi-faceted woman whose identity can’t be tied to any singular description – like that of all women everywhere. She is smart, strong, tenacious, subtle, brave, sweet, bold… all at the same time. She IS power, but chooses to express it with a certain softness. And All Hail The Honey is her story.
Opting to exhibit the latest chapter of this series in an unpretentious and inclusive environment, the team created a pop-up Shebeen in the basement of the newly expanded Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein. They decorated the space with plastic tables, quarts of beer and pink fluorescent lights, and on the walls hung the latest photographs. The installation also includes a video piece by Nonku Phiri titled “Regrettable”, directed by Odendaal Esterhuyse in collaboration with Rendani and Kgomotso.
“It’s been interesting seeing how what started as a photo series has evolved into something that’s much bigger than all of us.” – Rendani Nemakhavhani.
Feast your eyes on All Hail The Honey:
You have until 16 September 2017 to go see it for yourself: Tshimologong Precinct, 39-47 Juta St, Johannesburg
More about the 2017 Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival: fakugesi.co.za